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The World Just May Have Gone Crazy But It's Going to Be OK [I have yarn]

What happened? I know you're thinking that same thing.  We went to bed one night and we got up the next morning and the world was a totally different place.  Reports of people getting sick and numbers about people dying and new terms such as social distancing and self-quarantine flying around everywhere.  I feel like I fell into a black hole and landed in an altered dystopian version of the world I had been living in.  Where am I and how do I get home? I know it's scary out there.  We are all worried and concerned, for our loved ones, for ourselves.   Are we going to get this horrid virus, Covid-19?  If we do, how is it going to...

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Hey! It's Been a Minute

Or two or 84,960.  But who's keeping track?  Maybe you noticed or maybe you didn't but I'm happy to say "I'm Back!".  So where have I been?  Good question.  Well, nowhere really.  I've been right here.  Just not online.  You see...after taking a little time off to do my year-end bookkeeping and planning I've been involved in a little project called "building a house" and it's taken up most [if not all] of my time.  It's been amazing though and I'm excited to say the project is almost done.  Soon our new house will be finished and I will be in a brand new studio.  And I can't WAIT to share it with you.  But in the meantime, let's get...

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Seven Things I Wish I Had Known When I Started Knitting

I first picked up a pair of knitting needles more than 20 years ago.  I wanted to learn to knit but didn't have anyone to ask to teach me so I purchased a "Teach Yourself to Knit" kit and some acrylic yarn and set out to teach myself.  My first project was a cabled afghan.  It was this creamy ivory color and I could imagine it laying across the back of my couch. Not long after I started knitting that afghan I met a lady through a friend who was a seasoned knitter.  I was excited to talk to someone about knitting, especially someone who had been knitting for so long and knew so much.  I couldn't wait to soak up all...

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One Year Ago (A Love Letter to You)

In 2017 I was working a job that I hated and was literally making me sick.  It was stressful.  The environment was unpredictable and hostil.  Everyday was a crapshoot and I never knew what kind of day it was going to be or what I was going to walk into each day.  At the start of 2017 I had been at that job for almost two years and it had gotten worse and worse as time went along.  I guess the honeymoon phase was coming to an end. By the middle of 2017 I knew I could not keep working that job.  My stomach was in knots everyday.  Every morning on my way to work as I got closer and...

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