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February 18, 2017 at 08:11PM

It was a lovely day to shout about democracy. I’ll admit to the occasional ambivalence about what amount of good the Women’s March may have done. Today I realized that it was really good practice, if nothing else. The first time you do anything is the hardest; now we have experience, and everyone else can see that this CAN be done.

February 18, 2017 at 07:46PM

Yarn Love Challenge, Gratitude. Grateful for the delight, creativity and community that knitting has added to my life. Grateful to Anne for being so thoughtful. But most of all, today I am grateful for the freedom to resist. This is still our country, we will fight for it and we will win.

February 15, 2017 at 06:01PM

One of my favorite photos ever is my sister Megan wearing Every. Single. One. of my knitted accessories when she came up from Florida to Minnesota for a visit a few years ago. Poor thin-blooded Floridians.

February 10, 2017 at 04:44PM

My oldest stash is this #claudiahandpaintedyarns Silk Lace in “moss.” It was my first really fancy yarn. I knit a shop sample and used the credit for this lovely thing. A $40 skein of yarn felt immensely scandalous. Turns out it’s too variegated for a complex lace pattern, but the thought of 1100 yards of simplicity makes my right eye twitch. She’ll just have to stay with me until my tastes evolve to include her.

February 09, 2017 at 10:49PM

Reorganizing tools.

The guys on the left are my “everyday carry.” I have some fixed circulars and a set of Signature Convertibles, but the Chiaogoo needles are my faves. The minis are new to my collection and already much loved. I’m looking to upgrade some of my other tools (measuring tape, tapestry needle holder, etc), so give me a shout if you want to recommend something you love!