Swatching Walker – post 1

A Treasury of Knitting Patterns, Volume I, Chapter 10 – Lace Basic Faggoting Stitch Turkish Stitch Purse Stitch Feather Faggot Ms Walker starts the Lace chapter by introducing us to Faggoting, which I’ve generally seen used for separating patterns or as an edging stitch.  Sometimes it’s a main feature.  The Basic Info: I’ve used a…

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The wild side of Spring

My sister has jonquils blooming.   Jan over at Hungry Holler has daffies up.   It’s spring! As soon as it gets dark here on the farm all three dogs go batshit crazy.  Barking and howling lasts for hours.   It’s spring.   The wild pigs are back.   eta: a gazillion baby mosquitoes hatched today.  commence slathering. Mvar…

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Swatching Walker – a beginning

Like many knitters, when I choose a lace project it’s often a response to admiring a stitch pattern in the design or seeing a finished shawl or scarf.  Call it a response to the “ooh pretty – must make” impulse. Sometimes I get part of the way through a project and realize that I’m either…

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Porter Peaches – a pre-spring giveaway! – contest over!

With warm weather around the corner and preparations being made to begin another season at the farmers market, I’m jonesing for fresh fruit and veggies. I’m tired of grocery store produce that was picked who-knows-when.  I’m ready for the good stuff.  Corn from Bixby, tomatoes and peppers from Oaks, asparagus, watermelon, blue berries…and Porter Peaches. …

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A few thoughts on aging

When a handsome man looking across the breakfast table says – “You’re aging well”,  you know it’s going to be a good day.   Acknowledging your age is part of accepting and embracing the changes.  Whether those changes are gray hair, decreased stamina, wrinkles or rouge chin hairs they are simply part of the process.…

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Blog GIveaway!

 No – neither I nor anyone is giving away their blog but Lazy Kate is celebrating her 100th blog post by having a giveaway – an incredible giveaway!  She’s offering up three skeins of her handspun yarn!  How cool is that?  Knitters, whether they are spinners or not, all know the time, skill and creativity…

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