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How Knitting Changed My Life by Amanda Anson of Little Bitty Delights

Last month I talked about how I got started knitting and how it changed my life and I thought it would be fun to pose this question to other knitters.  So I invited Amanda from Little Bitty Delights to do a guest post on the blog this week and answer that very same question.   If you don't know Amanda, also known as The Teal Knitter, or haven't heard of Little Bitty Delights you should go check out her shop.  (After reading her post of course.)  She makes the most delicious clay stitch markers and progress keepers.  We even collaborated on this months Secret Bag Society and there's a special Little Bitty Delights treat in each August kit.   Well...without further ado...here is...

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Halloween Kits

Is it too early to start thinking about Halloween?  There's only 120 days left to plan your costume, decorations, parties and knitting projects.  Halloween is one of my favorite holidays.  When my children were younger I loved making costumes for them, decorating the house and taking them trick or treating.  One year, my friend whom had children the same ages as mine, and I were Room Mother's and we put together a fun party for our children's classes.  We dressed up as witches and brought cauldrons of treats.  It was a lot of fun and the kids all loved it.  Now that my kids are grown we don't decorate the house as much because well...we live in the country and...

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How Knitting Changed My Life - Part 2

If you haven't read the first part of this story you can catch up here.  Then come back and I'll fill you in on the rest. So...where were we?  Oh, yes... I was working as a manager in a bookstore and there was a little coffee shop inside the bookstore.  One day I was working what would have been my normal day off and a group of ladies came into the coffee shop.  I saw them all gathered around a table, chatting, laughing, and knitting.  Knitting...it had been ages since I had thought about knitting.  I somehow, started chatting with them.  I don't remember how or even what we chatted about.  But we got to talking and I told them...

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How Knitting Changed My Life (Part 1)

If you would have told me twenty years ago or even just six years ago that today I would be running a business based around knitting, that I would quit my full time steady income job, that the mere act of twisting string into fabric would direct my career path, I would have said you were crazy.  But that is exactly what happened. Yes, it was over 20 years ago when I first picked up a set of knitting needles.  Some time back in the late 1990's.  I don't know why or what gave me the urge but for some reason I decided I wanted to learn how to knit.  I didn't know anyone who knit, didn't have any knitter...

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Where the Mermaids Live

Back in January I posted a photo on Instagram of some yarn for a project I was planning to knit.  I tagged the designer of the pattern and thus began a wonderful connection. The yarn was my own Twigs + Twine Yarn Co. line in the colorways Thistle and Granite Falls and the pattern was the Scottish Highlands Shawl by Kay Hopkins. As I cast on and made progress I continued to post photos of my project and tag Kay in them.  We began to chat and she invited me to come to a retreat she was hosting.  How could I resist the opportunity to get to meet her in person AND spend the weekend knitting?  As I continued chatting...

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