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December 7th

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Wife Surprised Me

Afternoon All, Well I spent the morning hard at work baking the first batches of Christmas Cookies while my lovely wife went to the salon, a local craft fair and mailed packages to family in Texas & New Jersey. Then I then took her out to lunch to one of our favorite spots and as we were close to one of my favorite knit shops she suggested we stop in.

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Great Idea for Next Christmas

Morning All, If you are looking for ideas for next year's Christmas gifts here is a great idea form the Dec/Jan 2014 issue of "Country Living" from their section idea notebook pg 41-44. Have a good weekend all, JRob

December 6th

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This is amazing

More details can be found HERE

Not sure I'd have the patience... Is this anything you would actually attempt, maybe for your upcoming holiday celebrations?

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Smoky Mountain Living

Though I live in the Mid-West (St. Louis to be exact) the Smoky Mountains hold a special place in my heart. As a senior in college I spent some time there and in the everglades with an ecology profession and several friends. That is why I occasionally pick up an issue of Smoky Mountain Living while grocery shopping today.

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Niece's Lace Christmas Scarf Blocked

Good Morning All,

December 5th

Arm Knitting

You read it correctly. ARM knitting.

A scarf in 30 minutes. Video at the website.

http://youtu.be/M8MBhiG7EKo

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304011304579220660554732336?mod=trending_now_1

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Flashback

This is my first attempt at socks. I made them about 5 years ago, before I knew anything about making socks, not that I know that much about them now. They are knit with a seam that must be sewn instead of in the round. LOL. I initially made these for my mother in law before finding out she didn't like pink. I instead made her the Beaded Teal Scarf in my projects and kept the sock for myself.

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Great Article on Knitting Challenge

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2483580/Knitwork-television-Norwegian-TV-broadcast-hour-live-knitting-tonight.html

Though they didn't win, I'm sure it was a valiant attempt!

December 1st

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My Son's Herringbone Scarf in Yale Blue - On the Needles

When my younger son was home this weekend he asked me to knit him a scarf in Yale Blue. He is applying to Yale's Graduate School of Music along with 4 other Universities. I've been wanting to learn the Herringbone stitch for some time and thought this would be a good project to learn the pattern. Here is a picture of my gauge swatch.

November 30th

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West's Chadwick Done

Morning All,

West's Chadwick is done and off the needles. Just needs to be blocked today. Thought I'd post some pictures so I have a record of the complete project. Hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving and got some knitting in. Regards to all my knitting brothers, JRob