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Christmas 2019 – The year of the Ugly Fruitcake

Christmas for crafters begins much earlier than Dec. 6th (St. Nicholas' Day). I looked back in my project notebook to see when I actually started this year's Christmas sweaters for the grandsons.  I had neglected to even mention the project on the index page.  On the actual project page, I see 11/20/2019 as the start… Continue reading Christmas 2019 – The year of the Ugly Fruitcake

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Workbasket – Christmas Sweaters Done

Right up to the last day too!  DW was at work, so I finally had time to work on his Christmas blanket.  He'd mentioned that he would like a larger sofa blanket than the one previously.  Because of the size of the blanket, I had to lay it out in the living room. The only… Continue reading Workbasket – Christmas Sweaters Done

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Weekly Workbasket – getting my money’s worth from my yarn (100th post)

I managed to remember to take photos of the yarn that is used in the creation of the little Christmas Sweaters. On my lunch break, I had finished the front of the little red sweater.  The whole time I was knitting it, I kept catching myself reading the wrong measurements.  I should be using the… Continue reading Weekly Workbasket – getting my money’s worth from my yarn (100th post)

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Workbasket – progress despite illness

It doesn't need to be personal illness that may interfere with progress. It might be illness of a loved one.  Over the course of the last two weeks, I experienced some of each.  As I type, I am still experiencing personal illness (darn cold). Let me up date you on my progress up until today.  :D… Continue reading Workbasket – progress despite illness

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A Wonderfully Long Holiday Weekend

Saturday morning started with a 3 mile run at Riverfront Park.  The run ended near the carousel where a car show was setting up. It was a fun diversion before heading to Gladstone where DW purchased a new Triumph Tiger 1200. Below were some other cool looking Triumphs. After finishing the Carlton Wine Country 5K on… Continue reading A Wonderfully Long Holiday Weekend

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Workbasket – Easter sweaters FINALLY finished

Hello again!  I finally finished the sweaters about 2 weeks ago, but with being on a motorcycle (posts coming soon, I hope) vacation, it didn't leave much time to show you.  I really did get my monies worth from this yarn.  I knit and frogged , knit and frogged, up to four times for one… Continue reading Workbasket – Easter sweaters FINALLY finished