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summer is fading fast in our part of the country—orchard fruits are rolling into market, the children are back to school this week, and the hazel nuts have fallen from our tree. it’s hard to believe that our fall in full color club has launched already—what i need is for time to slow down and […]

cabin fever

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late summer has descended on us and the weeks are busy now—for some people it means getting those last minute items checked of on the to-do list before heading back to school or work. for us, it means scoping out the best places to get produce from this year’s so we can put some away […]

croppin’ at the farm

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where the heck have i been? well, i took a little side trip to the farm. it was delightful, with perfect summer weather, lots of time for knitting and crafting, and fun company. a little back story—erica’s dad, aunts, and uncles lived for many years of their upbringing in this michigan farmhouse. it has since […]

jazz strings

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it’s been a while since we had a new sock pattern—much too long, in fact. so when we introduced our new ghillie sock yarn in april, the first project to go on the needles was the hornpipe gansey sock for our BNK club. but, i thought, we should have a sock for ghillie that everyone […]