Saturday, November 18, 2017
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Recently Kara asked where she can find free Nordic knitting techniques? I’ve found Nordic knitting techniques in books and patterns.  Free knitting techniques can be a challenge.  Nordic knitting is usually for intermediate and advanced knitters.  And finding free knitting patterns for a smaller audience can be challenging.  When you know where to look, it’s easier though…   Here are several places you can look… Sometimes you can find the techniques explained in knitting patterns. Another free source may be a library book on Nordic knitting. The largest selection... (Read More ...)

Have you recently had unusual challenges? Maybe it’s been the economy. Your family. Or the weather. So far this winter has been unusually cold here. It’s been 20 to 30 points below normal. Water frozen outside in the morning — and even the afternoon some days. This is the longest stretch of cold weather in this area in about a century. Of course, the cold weather brings it’s own challenges. Like, not one but two mice decided my dryer vent was a nice entrance into my warm house. At least I hope it’s only two! 😕 This week, my problems challenges became very small. The... (Read More ...)

While I prefer to let dishes air dry, sometimes I still need to dry them by hand. The other day, as I used a dish towel, it left the water untouched. Next I tried a second, then a third. All of them refused to wipe the dishes dry. The best drying towel seemed to be one that’s probably at least 15 years old. Unfortunately, it also has a large hole in its center. 😕 Have you noticed most if not all the dish towels lately in the stores are manufactured outside the USA? The ones I’ve had the most problems with are new. Perhaps it’s the yarn, the dyes, or even the manufacturing... (Read More ...)