How I Doubled My Family in One Google Search

I grew up only knowing my father’s family and mostly from a distance. His family was in New York and we were nomadic on the east coast. I knew no one from my mother’s family from Iowa. She would mention only bits and pieces and sometimes the story would change. So I grew up with a big hole. I have not kept in touch with either of my parents. It is a long and painful story. My life has been without the closeness of family and I have done everything by myself except for brief marriages. On January 15th, I […]

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New Confidence in My Knitting

I had put several kntting classes from Craftsy.com on my wishlist. Seeing all the beautiful knitted garments on Pinterest.com, it just killed me that I didn’t knit well. I taught myself to knit from a book eons ago as a child but I never felt very comfortable and knitted very slowly. My tension was always too tight, so tight I couldn’t get the needle under the loop to make a stitch. I just couldn’t get the tension right and holding the yarn in my fingers was just so awkward. So no knitting. It just wasn’t my thing. So I finally signed […]

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A Very Pink Scarf

This is the pink scarf I am knooking with ribbon yarn for the little 4 year old across the street. I wanted to make something girly and I have no young girls in my life right now. But the neighbor girl is adorable. I hope she loves it. I haven’t decided yet whether to knit a matching hat. I am using a yarn from Michael’s yarn line Loops & Threads called Flaunt. On the right side of the photo, you can see the yarn is flat with  a thread that runs along the one edge. That is what you  use to pick […]

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