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Workbasket – Welcome back

Welcome back to you... and to me.  Last week I travelled with my sister and my youngest niece to Nevada to visit our father (niece's grandfather) for Father's Day.  Papa & Becky have a lovely home in Pahrump.  They made us feel very welcome.  They also have Pixie's first born puppy, Sookie. He is the… Continue reading Workbasket – Welcome back

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Weekly Workbasket – Progress on Easter Sweaters

Last you heard the, very late, Easter sweaters had been stolen and then returned.  I might have mentioned that I had got to looking at the larger of the two sweaters and it was HUGE.  I frogged it and started again.  I try to work on it whenever I can, here and there. If I… Continue reading Weekly Workbasket – Progress on Easter Sweaters

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Workbasket – No idle hands here…

Christmas isn't over until the last Christmas project has been completed.  Some years ago, I asked my boss and friend BP to teach me to knit so I could make a sweater for my bf as a Christmas gift.  After 2 wash clothes and 1 simple lace shawl, I printed out several sweater patterns and… Continue reading Workbasket – No idle hands here…

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HSM January 2019 – Update #1

The Dolly Dearest knitting pattern had been translated by Franklin Habit and posted on the knitty.com site.  But what wasn't there was the type of wool and size of needles suggested by the original pattern.  I went to my book shelf and skimmed through the reprinted volumes that I had, until I found the pattern.… Continue reading HSM January 2019 – Update #1

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Baby Blanket – Velvet Basket Weave pattern

Many months ago I heard from a co-worker that His son was to have a son of his own.  I got started on a knitted baby blanket to welcome this coming little one.  That day I had to go to a local yarn store for something else and saw a light blue-grey yarn called "velvet".  I knew… Continue reading Baby Blanket – Velvet Basket Weave pattern