La Dolce Vita

I flew halfway around the world and found yarn.  And gelato.  More gelato than yarn to be truthful. I think it’s important to note that the absolutely best gelato to be found was the Chocolate Nero with strawberry in Amalfi.  Although the Coconut and Strawberry combination near St. Mary Major was also pretty fantastic. I…
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Well Begun Is Half Done

Mary Poppins: Our first game is called Well Begun is Half-Done. Michael: I don’t like the sound of that. Mary Poppins: Otherwise titled Let’s Tidy up the Nursery. Michael: [to Jane] I told you she was tricky. Yeah, I probably wouldn’t have liked that game as a child either.  However I do buy into the…
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The Comic Relief

    Lily just said, “You’re not funny, you’re Craaa-zy.” She might have a point.  I’m running down to the Twin Cities (2 1/2 hour drive) on Friday to go to an all day knitting class on Saturday.  Then, I’ll turn right around and come home Saturday night so that I can be up bright…
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Black Hole Of Knitting

Life’s Stash: I’ve entered the black hole of all my knitting projects.  That point where you just keep knitting but it feels like you’re not getting anywhere. All that knitting must be getting magically unknit while you’re not looking.  Like little elves come in during the night and just rip out a few rows. This…
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I’d Like Some Wabi-Sabi With That

Wabi-Sabi, that’s a fun one to say too!  While innocently shopping at a the Yarn Bank in Taylors Falls, MN where I didn’t really intend to buy much of anything I found this cool pattern and yarn. It’s cotton but it feels like linen or paper while you’re knitting with it.  It’s kind of an…
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