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My latest article: Decreasing in the Round Article

Here is my latest blog article that I wrote for the good folks at Stitch and Unwind. If you get a chance, please check it out. I wrote the article about decreasing using circular needles using this hat because it was requested in the comments to an earlier article.

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A Pair of Beanies

Amid all my family upheaval, I have managed to finish two matching hats from some superwash merino wool that a friend of my gave me. Thanks, Lou! The hank was 280 yards/4oz, 5-6 sts/in on US 4 & 5. They turned out well and will make wonderful Christmas gifts.

I wrote an article about decreasing using circular needles using this hat.
You can find it at:

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Grand Adventure and a Place to Rest

Hello All. My wife of 36 years and I have decided to part ways and divorce each other. It will be an amicable process which reduces stress and complications.

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Stitches Midwest

I am looking forward to visiting the STITCHES Midwest Knitting conference. Anyone else in my neck of the woods going? I am happily only about 5 miles away. I think the prices of the lessons are way too steep, but I still want to go to perhaps pick up some yarn or other things that may catch my eye.
http://www.knittinguniverse.com/Midwest

Mark

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My Article Written About the Colorado Retreat

As many of you know, I writing a knitting blog for the site StitchandUnwind.com. They asked me to write an article about the Rocky Mountain Knitting Retreat. It went live today, so I thought I would share it with you. Thanks to all who helped me with photos.

Enjoy!

http://stitchandunwind.com/rocky-mountain-knitting-retreat/

Mark

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Heading to Florida

Hi Guys. If anyone is in the central part of Florida and would like to offer me safe haven from dear old mom, I would love the opportunity to sit and knit at your place. Lunch will be on me! I may need to escape her smothering...I mean mothering...for an evening or two as I have a hotel voucher I can use with the Choice Hotels.

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Photos Received --- Thanks guys!

I have the first draft of the article written. I have enough photos now and they look great. Thanks!

Does anyone from the retreat have a group picture? I'd love to put that at the end.

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Alpaca Blankets for Sale

I have a friend who is in Kansas and she and her husband have a small little herd of five alpacas. She says she has some of last and this year's sheering.

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Finally Retired & Now Writing About Knitting

Well, I made it. As of June 1, I am officially retired from teaching. Thirty-nine long years. My students made me wonderful gifts and the teachers and administrators festooned me with praise...and even some gift cards. I will be using two of the cards to help pay for my hotel bills to and from the Denver retreat. That was a big help.

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Jacob's Ladder Seaman's Scarf

My brother wanted a light scarf that was akin to USA red...that's my term for the color. So, I got the color pallet for the Olympic clothing and finally found some yarn that matched pretty well. I always enjoy doing cables, so this scarf was a fun way to practice that skill even more. I used yarn I had never seen before by Caron.

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