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Join me on Yarnpond!

Hi everyone!  Happy 2020!! The Ethereal Sweater is finally ready for test-knitting.  Ethereal is knit top-down, it’s seamless, and it has fun and lovely details like a vertically striped collar, a slipped stitch yoke in two colors, and a split hem.  The cuffs and the hem share one of my favorite textured stitches, the rice […]

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Gnome Spa Cloth for Christmas!

Greetings, everyone!  Here we are a week from Christmas; I hope you are finding time to be with those you love and to do some things that bring you joy. Here’s a little gift for you: a pattern for my Gnome Spa Cloth (…or dishcloth, washcloth…whatever).  This sweet little gnome will help you with all […]

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Just for Fun – Stuffing a Plaid Pumpkin

Here’s a short video Cliff and I made showing how to fill your Plaid Pumpkin with fiberfill…just for fun and because some knitters might like to see how to fill the pumpkin to retain the short, squat shape of this design. Hope you enjoyed that and I hope it may be helpful to someone! The […]

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Fall, Mad About Plaid, Cheers to Ewe

Hey y’all!  I hope everyone is enjoying these great (almost) Fall days! I’m so happy that football is back, and tonight we had some amazing pumpkin pasta with Autumn alfredo sauce.  It was fabulous, and it tasted like Fall. I know you’ve been seeing Plaid Pumpkin pictures all over the place along with a ton […]

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The Second Annual Pumpkin-A-Long (PAL)

As you know, we love Fall around here, and we love pumpkins!!  And to celebrate, we are having the Second Annual Pumpkin-A-Long. There are two ways to participate: on Instagram and/or on Facebook. On Instagram, hashtags make our job easier.  You can tag your photos with our specific hashtags, and you can also follow our hashtags, so […]

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Florence Mood

Florence, Oregon, is a small town on the Oregon Coast.  It’s been a good 25 years or so since we’ve visited, so we thought it was time to check it out again.  We’ve enjoyed some great seafood and walked along a beautiful beach in the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area.  We’re staying in a riverfront […]

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Sedona Mood

Sedona, Arizona is such a beautiful place.  Its beauty is in stark contrast to that of our Oregon home, which is influenced by the maritime climate of the Pacific Coast.  I’m basking in the heat and sunshine, shoring up my reserves for our long, dark PNW winter. It’s been a wonderful and relaxing few days, […]

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Bold Sweater Now Available

Good Monday evening to you all!   I am so thrilled to let you know that the Bold Sweater is now available. Bold is a comfy cropped sweater with fun texture detail on the extra-long cuffs, knit top-down with the stockinette side out. The jumbo cables are reversible, which means that if you weave the […]

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Moderation

Hi everyone: If you know me, you probably know that I am moderate in all things.  Drama does not become me.  In my politics as well, I am moderate.  I prefer to keep my political opinions to myself. I believe in treating everyone with respect.  This does not depend upon anything they do, say, believe, […]

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Summer Musings

Hello dear friends, Can you believe it is July already?  I guess we never cease to be amazed at how quickly time seems to pass.  I’m listening to a great novel on Audible, A Town Like Alice, by Nevil Shute.  My hubby and I first saw it many years ago on PBS.  The show was […]