Knitting with my eyes closed 

Have  you ever knit with your eyes closed? I often don't look while knitting but, rarely are my eyes actually closed.  Unless ,of course, I'm trying having trouble sleeping. Then, some boring stockingette stitch will put me to sleep so fast. Knitting some relief  was the title of chapter three of Betsy Greer's Book Knitting …

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The blue scarf 

My first project  from Betsy Greer's book Knittting For Good is officially finished!!    If you recall from my previous posts on this scarf, the yarn come from Urugauy. It is hand spun by local artisans who are looking to help support their families. It's a wonder fair trade yarn. The colour is amazing and …

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Playing catch up.

This past weekend was a long weekend. Monday was Victoria Day which celebrates Queen Victoria's birthday. Canadians or at least in the part of Canada that I come from, uses this weekend to kick off the camping season. Camping and me don't mix so, I spent this weekend ( all 3 days of it), working …

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The only plus side to getting a cold is that I get a whole lot of knitting done.

This past weekend I came down with a nasty cold. I'd like to report my Mother's Day was full of sleeping in, breakfast in bed and fun & games with the minis but,that didn't happen. Instead it was full of Kleenex, cough candies, episodes of bubble guppies and trying to keep the kids quiet while …

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Supporting Handmade, Shopping local and Buying Shirts at Wal-Mart (and why they all deserve a little respect)

Today, I was reading Chapter two of Betsy Greer's book Knitting For Good. The chapter is entitled deepening our connection to craft. It focuses on what "crafting" really means and its role in plays in personal expression. Betsy also has some great points when it comes to become very aware of items we use and wear …

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Knitting for Good – project #1 Herringbone Ribbed Scarf

Today, I started knitting a scarf. This isn't just any scarf. It's the scarf from chapter one of Knitting for good by Betsy Greer. This pattern is called li's reversible herringbone rib scarf and it is designed by Li Boresen. The pattern calls for 2 balls of Manos del Uruguay Wool Clasica. I easily found it …

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Letter to my 20 year old self

Right now I'm reading ( and reviewing ) the book Knitting For Good by Betsy Greer.Last week I wrote a post talking about my thoughts on chapter one. At the end of each chapter the author asked some thought provoking questions to help you reflect on the impact knitting has on your world . At the end of …

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Knitting For Good Book Review – Chapter One Reclaming the Craft

Part one of Knitting for Good by Betsy Greer is all about knitting for yourself.Her first chapter is called Reclaiming the Craft.She writes about how there is a generational gap in knitting.Typically, our grandmothers knit and in most cases they learned from generations before them. However, their daughters (our mothers) either never learned to knit …

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Knitting For Good 

When I first open the Knitting for Good cover I instantly saw a quote from one of my favourite knitters, the one and only Elizabeth Zimmerman.The quote is from Elizabeth's book Knitting Without Tears and I know instantly without turning another page Betsy Greer and I are of the same mindset. Knitting is her passion …

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