Hanna, the Amazing

My good friend Hanna Maciejewska is an amazing designer who is also participating in the GAL. If you don’t know her, I’d love to introduce you to her. I don’t knit from patterns much anymore, preferring to design my own, but knitting her patterns is such a treat that I try to do it as often as […]

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Flatline

Late last fall, my cousin Maria who lives on the east end of Long Island, called me to say she was at 8 Hands Farm in Cutchogue.  8 Hands is  an Icelandic sheep farm and sells meat, milk and some fiber.  Maria saw the yarn and thought of me and asked if I wanted some.  It […]

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Failing Grade

I am about to once again begin “the job that pays the bills”  and so my mind is on school lately.  I must talk to you about a failing grade. As you may remember me saying, I am working on a bunch of new designs with a good friend.  We are hoping to publish these […]

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Summer catch up…

I know I’ve been out of touch. After the spring design/publishing problem, I put aside the cardigan I had been knitting for Knit, and worked on some other things.  I sent in some design proposals to Knit Now!   These designs were scheduled for Knit.  Kate, the editor, took a long cardigan which is scheduled […]

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Lewis Bay

To stick with my water theme (it seems), I present a new shawl, Lewis Bay. This Lewis Bay was inspired by this Lewis Bay in Hyannis:  In November of 2010, I had a hare-brained scheme to take a long weekend trip to Cape Cod.  The kids had off for Veterans Day which fell on a Friday, […]

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Nissequogue

The Nissequogue is this river which is very near my home on northern Long Island.  The name (it rhymes with “kiss a frog”) comes from one of the  tribes of Algonquian-speaking Native Americans, the Nissequaq, who used to inhabit this part of the island.  The river ends flows into the Long Island Sound.  It’s very beautiful and although […]

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Ahoy!

I’ve been out of touch lately, but I have so many things to tell you.  Most of them good, but some of them not so good.  So I’ll start with a happy one — babies, knitting, publishing! May 1st brought the publication of 60 More Quick Baby Knits, a book of baby knits using Cascade […]

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