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I Knit to be Connected, Part 2

You are never going to guess what is currently on my bed at home... Ok, you got me, the big black dog is on the bed. But what else? I would give you a couple chances, but I don't think you would guess. In my current pitch/pack/purge/downsize mode I unearthed the GIANT granny square [...]

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Counting My Blessings

It is the first week of August, the summer is in full swing and it is time to count my blessings.You guys. You wonderful people who call Knitting Addiction your LYS. You guys who make a point to come see us and shop when you are on the Outer Banks for vacation. You guys, my [...]

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Better Together

Here's a crazy thought: cooperation. Two or more people working together for a common goal. In most cases of true cooperation both or all parties involved benefit from the effort.I had the most amazing opportunity to cooperate in a way that had many folks shocked last weekend. I was invited to bring the Yarn Truck [...]

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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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