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Getting started on 2019

Good morning Internetland! I can't promise that I will be here every week but I'm going to make the effort to try. Sundays are the one quiet day that we have around here and sitting down with you first thing in the morning feels right and gives me a bit of a plan for the week. Newest scarf in the works: Finally got Rapunzel tied on and started. I love complex patterns and this one has a fun rhythm to it when weaving. The next bit for 2019 has to do with hand dyed yarn. In the past I've simply followed where inspiration took me when it came creating colorways. Star Trek colors after Leonard Nimoy's passing and the last...

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A year in review and what to do about 2019

Good Morning!!  Long time since I've said anything to all of you out in Internetland. 2018 has flown by but I wanted to share some of the highlights: Check out the new website! I teamed up with Nerdymind to build the site and get the shopping features up and running.  Mary and her team were great at communicating with me and keeping me to a deadline to finish it. 2018 saw 6 new pattern releases with Piecework, Yarn Crush and I Like Knitting.     My Autumn Crown Watercolor Shawl was one of fifty patterns voted Best of 2018 with the magazine! The yarn is Eos from The Unique Sheep in their Coral and Cream gradient.    On the personal...

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Meeting the deadline, new projects and motivation

Hooray and hello again!  I finally finished up my next knit for PieceWork last night.  Good thing considering it is due at the office on Monday.  I must admit that I love living right down the road from them so that I can squeeze every drop of time possible out of the deadline.  It has been an intense couple of weeks of knitting to be sure to get it done.  Now all I have to do is finish up the written portion which for me is the hardest part of the process.   Yes, that's me, pile of knitting in my lap and the original Star Trek keeping me company.  I grew up on them and it gives me something familiar to...

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Other hobbies, a pattern release and a renewed space

Back on December 17th after the catch/no catch game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots I had thought that today I would be hosting a Patriots fan for the rematch game.  Well the Jacksonville Jaguars changed that last week and I don't quite know who to cheer for in the AFC championship game today.  One thing I love beyond craft is sports.  The Pats fan and I have been duking it out for AFC supremacy for the last 12 years and as a Red Sox fan I'm very glad he follows the Mets and not the Yankees!! As for current projects I am knitting away on my next PieceWork project that is due to Interweave in a few...

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Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year and welcome to 2018!! :)  Wait? ummm....you're telling me that was last week?  Already a week down in January!  Guess I need to get moving! I love the holidays but man can they make time fly by in an instant.  We hosted Eve, had a quiet Day that included a Steelers win and saw the new Star Wars film that week.  New Year's Eve was quiet and New Year's Day full of tradition with the Rose Parade, ordering Chinese and lots of football. Now on to business things!  Last week the latest issue of PieceWork hit the newsstands and I have a pair of socks in it.  As for projects I'm working on I finished up a gift...

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