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no pun intended, but i have to hand it to my friend debby and her daughter hannah for suggesting this pattern project. hannah’s boys will not keep their mittens on when playing outside and her oldest was constantly stealing her own fingerless mitts as a substitute. so she asked debby to knit up some child-sized […]

baby, it’s cold outside

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snow is piling up everywhere around here—we’re getting more of it earlier than usual. i’m hoping this bodes well for lighter snowfall during january, when i’ll be traveling a lot (fingers crossed). anyway, all the storms meant that it was a good weekend to hole up with christmas knitting. i see that a lot of […]

cabled keyhole scarf

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you asked for it—you got it, just in time for weekend knitting. we didn’t even rush it; the cabled keyhole scarf is so quick to knit that we had several test copies finished in no time. i can assure you though, that the results belie the effort involved—it looks suitably impressive, polished, and richly textured […]

potato chips

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i’m a big fan of potato chips (or crisps, if you like)—a good-looking pile of chips makes me weak in the knees. i can’t scarf down a whole bag or anything, but i find a small bowlful now and again (ok, several times a week, if you must know) to be a very satisfying snack, […]