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Once a Teacher.....

Once a teacher...."If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.' Albert Einstein.I love this quote. It hits me at a core level. It is so much more true than the "Those who can do...." grrrr. That one plucks my eyeballs. Once a teacher, always a teacher. I loved my years [...]

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911? What is your emergency?

"Hello? Is this 911? I have an emergency!" "This is 911, what is the nature of your emergency?" "I dropped a stitch in my knitting and I can't pick it up...." "Ok, we will send someone right over. "Some days I long for the tone of the pager and the crackle of the radio. In [...]

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It's a Yarn Truck Day!

Guess who should be sleeping?? It's 3:30 on a Saturday morning, (August 6). I should WAAAAYYYY be asleep. The alarm is gong to chime at 6 a.m. to wake me for one of my favorite things, A YarnTruck Day! And instead of happy snoring dog and hubby and me all piled in the bed, dog [...]

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A Life Line

A life line in knitting is an extra strand of yarn worked through a row of knitting in a difficult pattern. If the knitter discovers a mistake in her knitting several rows up, the work can be unraveled and the 'life line' will be there, holding all the stitches, ready to get them back [...]

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I knit to be connected

I knit to be connected. I could easily write about a million words about why I knit. This morning...(guess what time it is....???) I'm starting the first of a million words about knitting or crocheting to be connected. Connected to each other, connected to our individual histories. Just as each stitch in the fabric we [...]

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A Day in the Life.....

A day in the life of a yarn store owner. I love my job, I really do! I love yarn and projects and creativity, but some days I must admit that I love my job MORE. Or, some weeks I love my job more, and this past couple of weeks are on the love [...]

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Why do we do what we do? Part 1

Why do we do what we do? Part one.Why on earth would anyone with any sense pick up sticks or hooks and string to create something that can be purchased for a fraction of the cost and a micro fraction of the time? Just go buy the dang socks! Pick up a 6 pack of [...]

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Rule breaker?!?

Rule breaker?This is something I've wanted to talk, ok...maybe shout about,for a long time. When, oh when, my dear friends, did the knitting and crocheting worlds get so completely jammed up with all of these silly RULES??? No knots in knitting! Socks can only be knitted___ toe up/ cuff down! All knitter's must knit [...]

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Flashback to last May

11 years:I think I will perpetually be awake at 1:06 am, just because. Maybe it is going to be a good thing, maybe I will find my soul and voice at 2:07....or, maybe I'll just start another day tired and introspective.I've started to get up, get out of bed, leave the quietly snoring hubby [...]

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