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FiftyHalf-a-Century25×210×5You get it. Tomorrow is the day. Yesterday I had the blues for a bit. I wrote this in my journal:7April09One would think there is some sort of hoopla or epiphany that occurs at the half-century mark. It doesn’t. Honestly if it hadn’t occurred before why in the world do I expect it now? Maybe…

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Welcome to the Rabbit Hole

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Extreme Sheepherding!

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It was a dark and stormy night…

So many horrendous pieces of fiction have begun that way some brilliant folks began a contest. But the truth is that Martha the Farm Dog did arrive at our farm on a dark and stormy night in Cherokee County, Oklahoma. The quick back-story is that a pack of dogs arrived to menace our dogs and…

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We’re in!

We’ve spent the past several nights in the new house. Our mattress from the farmhouse is on the floor. The pantry is full. We have two chairs and a dining table from the barn. While Chris was showering yesterday morning I stepped out on to the balcony, no shoes and just a thin silky robe…

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A Visit from The Traveling Shawl

As arrival of the shawl neared I began focusing on the women who have been touched by breast cancer, those I know and those I don’t. It is both heartbreaking and heartening. Once the shawl arrived and I knit my rows and began talking about the shawl I experienced another connection. A reporter from the…

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A little lace tease

I blocked my Laminaria shawl this weekend. Oooh la la it’s pretty! The incredible yarn from Joy at The Knitting Goddess gives it an ethereal feel that’s sexy and light. Here’s the Stats – Laminaria designed by Elizabeth Freeman Knitty – Spring 2008 Size 4 lace circ needle Alpaca/cashmere lace yarn from The Knitting Goddess…

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Knitting the Threads of Time – a review

Knitting the Threads of Time by Nora Murphy$14 US, p183New World Library, 2009 For many modern knitters the process of knitting is either creative or process driven. For Nora Murphy, the author of Knitting the Threads of Time, it’s also about connections – historical, emotional and spiritual. During the long dark months of a recent…

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