Archive - 2012

January 29th

Reading Cooking Essays As Family Bonding Time

I have been married for the past six years now and my husband and I have the most adorable and lovable daughter in the whole world. She is now five years old and just started studying in pre-school. As expected from a child at this age, she is very naughty and she loves doing or impersonating what she sees on us.

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Word of the Year (And a Cute Picture of My Dog)

Should men wear lace?

56% (81 votes)
44% (64 votes)
Total votes: 145

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Hiking in wool

Cold weather brings out the best in wool, don't you think? It was a beautiful, sunny 30-degree day here in Chicagoland. The critters in the forest that were foraging for food, stopped and applauded my knitting prowess! LOL.
Stay warm.

Just out of curiosity. . . .

Not too long ago I saw a friend of mine knitting dishcloths. In my mind it's a waste of my knitting skills and time to knit something I could buy at Walmart 3/$1. Of couse the Walmart cloths wouldn't have my artistry, but do I really need an artsy dishcloth?? No. I decided right there and then that I would NEVER knit a dishcloth.

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Lace Shrug for my 85-year-old mom

Hi guys,
I have searched online for a shrug patterns in all the free places and even the pay sides of those same sites. From what I can see, they patterns would be too difficult for me, or not exactly what I wanted. I'd almost need someone to sit next to me and mentor me through the project.

January 28th

More usefull lace!

For those of you who knit magnificent lace shawls in wooley fibers(wool,alpaca,mohair,etc.) why not work in #10 crochet cotton or linen thread (available at and create a round or square tablecloth? Your work can then be displayed and used on your own table and does not require a female to wear it! Also, cotton and linen are stronger and less fragile as lace.....heirlooms forever!

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2012 Men's Spring Knitting Retreat

For the guys who haven't already heard, registration for this year's Men's Spring Knitting Retreat is now open:

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A new scarf...

A new scarf for the hundreds (!!!) of remaining winter months !! :-)

January 27th

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Domino Knitting

I have always wanted to try Domino knitting. Well I finally decided it was time to do it. Here is the shawl that I have started, I can't wait to get it done to see what it is going to be like. I also did a hat. It is addicting, once you start you just want to continue on and on.