Designer Spotlight: Meet Rich Ensor

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knitspot patterns and bare naked wools yarns are making connections all over the  place and laura, our social media wizard, is going to be turning the spotlight here and there on items she discovers in her travels through cyber media. the first in her series came to us a few weeks back—look for more every week […]

cup o’ coffee with a cap, please

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well, for a project that i thought of as strictly catch as catch can, this sure got finished quickly. i mean, it’s not like i loll around over my coffee for hours every morning (or even one hour)—i’ve really only been putting a few rows on here and there when i get a chance. but there […]


Posted on 10 CommentsPosted in designing, food and garden, projects

david picked up some gorgeous orchids on sale during a trip to the home store over the holidays. they are blooming like gangbusters and we are managing to keep them alive—score one for the home team. the white one is doing a spectacular job of putting out, but the purply pink one kind of stealing the […]

get ready for weather

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with this week just hours underway, we are already bracing for heavy snow and blizzard conditions that will bring up to twenty four inches of snow to our eastern seaboard states. sounds like we’ll be needing a good knitting project to cuddle up with. laura cast on this woodcutter’s toque in a sample skein of chebris worsted (coming […]