a week of treats—it’s party season

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there are some things you can do ahead of the holidays to reduce last minute rushing, it’s true, but in the case of a few goodies, fresh is WAY better. like homemade nut brittle. it keeps for a while, but it’s best when very fresh. almost every year i make nut brittles for holiday giving—they’re not […]

this is what it’s all about

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our red scarf fundraiser design—snow flies—knit by our dear friend barb. it looks like an ordinary scarf, one of hundreds you could choose to knit this season, but let me tell you how it is SO much more . . . and the most important $7 you could spend this holiday season. first, every cent from […]

snow beaters

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oh yeah, it’s snowy here. AND it’s cold too—wind chill below zero and everything. look what a nice job mister knitspot does on that walk. you can tell we are city people at heart, haha. but look at my garden!! i totally thought that the really REALLY cold weather would kill it off, but no, […]

it’s that wonderful time of the year

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OK, everybody, get your needles warmed up—it’s kick off time for our annual Red Scarf Fundraiser and KAL! when these samples skeins arrived the other day from yarn hollow, barb and i cast on right away at knit night—her snow flies scarf in progress (above) and my small stripey cowl (below) are just the beginning. […]