May 6, 2019

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Okay so I knit another one! I was thinking it was the first time I knit the same sweater pattern twice, but I did knit two Lady February sweaters and still wear and love them both. What a fun and addictive knit this Soldotna is! Great for a stash buster too…. This time I used the Tanis I’d won, and more of Jen’s kettle dyed merino. There is a bit less color work, no color work at the base, and I went up a size to have more of a ‘swing’ crop thing going on 😉 Both sweaters are very different and equally loved....

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April 22, 2019

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Greeting all and I hope you had a sweet Easter/Springtime celebration. All is well here, the ground is saturated but is draining slowly…. enough where we could do a bit of raking anyway. It being our first Spring here, we’re excited to see what bulbs are here and what we want to plant for next Spring!  This Sweet Bee & Flower pattern, by Susan B. Anderson, was such a fun project! All stash yarns and tiny amounts at that (!) the pattern was fun and making the face always brings it to life… and those antenna! I gave...

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March 18, 2019

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Well we’re in mid March and other than ONE day where it reached 60 degrees, it is still cold and I sure am ready for warm. And have we caught up yet from the time change?? Nature is in her own time … and we’ve seen many bird pairs and life scurrying and yes the longer days and once again it’s around that corner. And so we wait…. The Humulus was coming along nicely, the short row shaping was done and the sleeve stitches were on holders. I was ready to zoom down the body but noticed a mistake rows back…. I...

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February 24, 2019

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What wind we had today! The February sun is always something special but there’s no doubt we’re still in winter. Today was white, damp and windy… warm though, so today’s walk was a nice relief. And I know I’m his Nana, but really, is he not edible?? I cast on Humulus by Isabell Kraemer… a top down pullover and yay, I’m using up some stash. Madelinetosh and Malabrigo and even though there isn’t much contrast, I love the subtle shading. There’s a KAL on Ralvery for the designer’s 5th...

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January 23, 2019

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Greetings… It has been a long time, so long that the holidays feel a distance now. They are fun and busy and I enjoy them but also love when they’re over and the year starts fresh. Thank you Purl SoHo for the bulky Christmas stocking pattern. I’d fiddled around last year with one for Foster but it didn’t take so when I saw this pattern I was thrilled. It worked up SO fast and is a great size… not too big. As far as his name, I called it good with an F. Winter has set in well with lots of below zero temps and...

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December 5, 2018

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There are five beautiful nostepinne available now. My younger son makes them and they’re lovely! Foster and I had fun as always…. made a ‘snow house’ two weeks ago along with a very little snow man. How adorable is this lil’ munchkin?? My new studio was doing well until I couldn’t find my business cards so I went through EVERYTHING, found them (!) and am back more organized than ever 🙂 The colors are so much fun, our funky summertime finds are fitting in beautifully and I can see snow falling from the...

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November 19, 2018

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Time has passed and I barely know where to begin.. Let’s start with Rhinebeck! What can one say? Fiber, friends and more yarn than I can see in a day. Indie Untangled was great this year with three, two hour time slots. We were in the first group so received a fun goodie bag filled with various coupons, measuring devices, stitch markers etc… excellent. My first splurge wasn’t even on yarn (!) but on a striped 100% linen apron (yes I know I could make it, hence the splurge) and a weighty 300 yards of bulky that’s dream...

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September 24, 2018

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  Well happy fall to us all! The temperatures sure feel like fall even though we’ve had plenty of days in the mid to high 80’s…. those seem to be over now. Frost will be here soon so we’ll keep a close eye on the gardens. We still have beautiful chard and cherry tomatoes… large tomatoes too though those are waining. Oh but there are potatoes too and squash… plenty of squash. It was a month of big events and busy times. Woodrow and Al were married on the 15th, the same day Taylor and Hannah celebrated...

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August 20, 2018

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      Summer is moving along quickly and Mother Earth is bursting…  we’ve got the zucchini to prove it! This morning I put up another quart and pint of tomatoes. Last week when I canned I gave them a flash boil to remove the skins but the seeds were still there. This week I did it differently (when I make a red sauce I run canned plum tomatoes through my food mill to remove seeds and skin) I quartered them and cooked them down, then put them through the food mill which removed the skins and seeds. I’m canning...

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