DPN or Two Circulars or Magic Loop?

As modern knitters we are blessed with a potentially mind-boggling array of new methods for knitting.
For centuries knitters used Double Pointed Needles (DPNs) for knitting small circumference items like sleeves, sweater necks, mittens, etc. But, with the advent of circular needles, knitting with two circular needles became another method.
When Socks Soar on Circular Needles came out, we had quite the civil war in the building. I, for one, completely converted to knitting with two circulars.
Then, Bev …

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Seeking comfort

We are heading into the third week of renovation chaos in the office. Thankfully my office space is shaping up nicely and I’ve been able to be productive all day! What a nice change!
The problem is that Xena is not at all comfortable with boxes in hallways, strange men walking around pushing big, heavy carts and people in new spaces! When she does find someone in a “normal” space, she demands attention. Kate offered some love and comfort.
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Christmas time stresses…

I want you to know I have great intentions… but darn!, Christmas sneaks up on me every year… you would think I would learn… last night I was working until after midnight on some gifts I am giving tonight…

why do I do this???? Well it started many many years ago… probably 35 to be exact… I was so excited when I learned to knit. I decided I was going to knit everyone a gift… again, great intentions… …

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Sock Knitting Community Embarassment — But, I redeemed myself!

Ok, yesterday was a crazy day!! I was running behind schedule and grabbed the first pair of socks that I touched in the sock drawer. And, look what I had to deal with all day!

Store bought socks!! Yes, I have, what? – eight pairs of lovely hand-knit socks in that same drawer!! What was I thinking! No more sock selection before coffee!
This morning I redeemed myself for this blow to the sock knitting community. …

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Holiday Fun!

To get into the Christmas spirit, everyone at the office dressed up in holiday sweaters today and brought in cookies.
Things were very festive around here.

KP was the most festive department by far. Who knew what our designers could do with LED lights and tinsel?!

The guys around here are really good sports too.

It’s fun going into meetings when everyone is smiling. You can’t …

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Finally! a completed Project, well almost….

I love to knit… the only problem is time… it escapes me… the older I get the faster it goes!!! but finally I get to say I finished a knitted project! How exciting and satisfying it is to be able to say that…

Earlier this fall, I was looking through an Interweave magazine and spotted the Every Way Wrap… it was gorgeous and I wanted it! I looked through my stash and found a considerable amount of Mainline …

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Incorporate knitting into your gift wrapping

Have you finished all of your Christmas gifts yet? I’m working on a double knit argyle scarf that probably won’t make the deadline, but we made a video to share ideas to incorporate knitting into your holiday gift wrapping. Whether you want use scraps of yarn to wrap your gift, personalize a gift card, include knitted ornaments with a gift, or make a last minute IOU placeholder gift, we have ideas for you!
For reference, those are Lumpy, …

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