Holiday Village Saturday 11/8 9-3

November 6, 2014

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Saturday I’ll be selling a wide variety of knit and crochet items at the Holiday Village at the Charlemont Federated Church. Admission is free and there will be a lot of other things to buy too: “a homemade organic lunch, antiques and collectibles, a wildly popular bake sale featuring some of the best bakers in the county, and a silent auction with items from local people as well as local businesses.”

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I have hats, baby sweaters, upcycled plastic bags (great for messy tasks like bringing veggies in from the garden, or beach trips) scarves, cowls, fingerless gloves, ornaments, and beaded bags. If you can’t attend but you’re interested in buying something, let me know.


New Recipies to Try

March 11, 2012

I am so excited — I won a contest on 50 Years 50 Recipes. I get recipe cards for all the recipes featured on the blog so far. Whoo hoo!
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I’m learning to cook, but I don’t have much variety in my repertoire. I always appreciate new (to me) time-tested recipes. This blog is full of great recipes and stories.


Argyle Vest For The Win

February 11, 2012

I had the delightful opportunity to make a vest requested by one of my favorite young men. He picked the pattern and colors:
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It’s my second time doing intarsia and it was a lot of fun. I really enjoyed the duplicate stitch embroidery.
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It’s too big for me, but should fit him fine.
Details: Cascade 220 in grey and purple, plus some vintage Brunswick Germantown in natural. The pattern was a highly-modified Alberta by Jared Flood – I did not knit in the round with steeks, I just knit a front and back using the number of stitches specified in the pattern. The argyle chart came off a vintage Caron leaflet. The inspiration was the Hyland Argyle Vest in “Men in Knits.”


A Poem for Tomorrow Night

December 23, 2010

Here’s a very funny version of The Night Before Christmas – knitter’s style from KnittingHelp.com

Happy Holidays, everyone!
Yule Tree 2010


Knitting is a Privilege

March 29, 2010

That’s the way I’ve always felt about it, but I wasn’t able to articulate it as well as 10-year old knitter Felix in this CBS Sunday Morning video:
http://bit.ly/bHIgbh . Mo Rocca learns that knitting is not a punishment in this funny clip.


That New Blog Smell

February 4, 2009

Don’t you just love that new blog smell? Ahhh.

I will be posting about my hand-made things. My Etsy shop is http://thefinishline.etsy.com .

(The header and appearance is temporary now; I’m experimenting with WordPress. I hope to have a nice logo soon. Also I don’t have my items listed to sell in the Etsy shop yet. I hope if you found this blog, you will come back in a little while.)