the back story

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the other day, it was gray and overcast but not yet rainy, so i headed out on my bike while i had the chance. as i rode by the swan ponds, i noticed how striking the colors are now in comparison to the last time i showed you pictures from there. and look how big […]

pear with me

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a couple of weeks back, i took a trip to the orchard for apples and a beautiful basket of pears came home with me too. way too many for just the two us to eat if they all ripened at once, which they usually do. so i put them out on the back porch where […]

world aids day project

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once again this year, knitspot is participating in the world aids day project organized by bitches get stitches. our friend steve ambrose, who authors that blog, is stepping in to say a word or two about the event and how you can support/participate if you like . . . the how: 1. on december 1st, […]

such a crime

Posted on 13 CommentsPosted in designing, projects, yarn and dyeing

like all the things i am getting started late on, the traditional december red scarf is behind schedule. but fear not—there will be one. the yarn i’ve pulled is this delicious vampire red 8-ply merino sport from skeinny dipping, appropriately named crime scene. yum. christine is still  dyeing this colorway, but tells me she is now working […]