Monthly Archives: October 2013

Retired Working Girls Need Sweaters, Too

Get your mind out of the gutter…not those working girls! I’m talking about hens. Chickens. Yes, chickens. When hens on commercial chicken farms are considered to be past their prime, they are usually sold for slaughter. Rescue groups have popped … Continue reading

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Comic-Video Thursday

Today’s Thursday…a good day to share some comics and/or videos I’ve found that center around my favorite hobby. For better viewing/reading, click on image Sure hope it’s Superwash wool: Fraggle Rock Doozers Sing About Their New Hobby

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Knitting Extraordinary Bonds

I was in the shop on Saturday teaching a Sock Class. Upstairs was the Learn to Knit Class. As the students came back down after class, I overheard some of their comments. A few were buying yarn to jump right … Continue reading

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A Bit of History

Reading through some of my Ravelry forums, I came across a discussion of a BBC series called “The Fabric of Britain”. Ravelers in Canada and, of course, Great Britain, who can watch BBC, were discussing a segment on knitting. While … Continue reading

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Rearrangements for Winter!

If you’ve been in the store lately, you might have caught us shuffling the yarn around again, and moving the furniture to boot!  We had to make space for the crazy deliveries of winter yarns that are starting to come … Continue reading

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Knit Your Way Out of Jail

Every now and again I do some odd online searches. My most recent venture took me to articles published in numerous international newspapers all focused on one topic: how a Brazilian jail uses knitting to reduce jail time. Yes, you … Continue reading

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Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival

What an adventure that was!  We had such a good time this weekend at the Shenandoah Valley Fiber Fest, I’d almost say we didn’t want to come home, except that we totally did.  It was a blast.  The weather was … Continue reading

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