Out of Our Head

Personal stories, opinions and miscellanous

Spring Cleaning and Your Yarn Stash

Filed in Out of Our Head by on March 17, 2016 2 Comments
Spring Cleaning and Your Yarn Stash

Several months ago I heard about a book called The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. As a life-long messy person, I was intrigued. And although I had to discount some of the details I found to be a bit silly, the general premises made a lot of sense to me. So […]

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Take the Leap Anyway!

Take the Leap Anyway!

I must admit, I completely forgot about my post over the weekend. Even yesterday, it slipped my mind beyond a quick wisp while Gwen and I were having our weekly Skype meeting. It’s a shame, because I had a great idea weeks ago for the name. Oh well. Take the leap today, in case the fun […]

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Knitted Knockers

Filed in Industry Insight, Out of Our Head by on February 22, 2016 0 Comments
Knitted Knockers

This weekend I had the privilege of working with Chuck Wilmesher of Skacel to photograph some very special designer submissions up for auction. Here, go take a look. Yes. Knitted Knockers. Have you heard of this organization? They provide soft, light, knitted breast prosthetics for mastectomy patients. And they do it for free. At STITCHES […]

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10 Classes Every Serious Knitter Should Take

Filed in Out of Our Head by on February 18, 2016 2 Comments
10 Classes Every Serious Knitter Should Take

Right now Kellie and I are at Stitches West, the largest knitting convention in the US. Although many people come just for the opportunity to shop at the market, plenty of folks take advantage of the huge number and variety of classes available from some of the top instructors in the world of yarn. I am […]

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Hand Trouble

Filed in Out of Our Head, Point of View by on January 25, 2016 1 Comment
Hand Trouble

I wish I could tell you that I’ve had a productive weekend of knitting here in Maryland, where the blizzard called Jonas recently raged up the coast, effectively shutting us in. We can only trudge through 2.5 feet of snow to get off our street. Similarly, I’ve knitted only a few rounds on my current […]

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Sweater Gratitude

Filed in Out of Our Head by on January 19, 2016 0 Comments
Sweater Gratitude

Yesterday, in the confusion of coming home from a month of travel, adjusting to some friends who have moved into our home, and the change in schedule of a holiday, I completely forgot to get my post published. In the spirit of knitting, which always allows a do-over, here I am today.

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

Filed in Out of Our Head by on December 24, 2015 2 Comments
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

Because I post on Thursdays I always get to post on Thanksgiving, but Christmas moves around so it might be me or it might be Kellie. This year I get all of the “end of year” holidays that Kellie and I celebrate. Before I wrote this post I thought I would look back and see […]

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Tool Love for Travel

Filed in Industry Insight, Out of Our Head by on December 21, 2015 0 Comments
Tool Love for Travel

Let’s face it. For some knitters, the tools are as wonderful as the yarns and patterns. How do you feel about your tools? Do you need to have the same ones with you all the time or do you collect them and change them occasionally? For years I have used the same basic collection for […]

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Wisdom for When Time is Short

Filed in Out of Our Head, Point of View by on December 14, 2015 0 Comments
Wisdom for When Time is Short

I happen to celebrate Christmas, and there often comes a moment during this particular week of the year when I have to prioritize and let go of things that have gotten out of proportion or their proper order. Gift-giving and celebrating are wonderful traditions that can bring a lot of joy. Sadly however, these supposed […]

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War and Peace and Knitting

Filed in Industry Insight, Out of Our Head by on December 7, 2015 0 Comments
War and Peace and Knitting

74 Years ago today, at the very hour that I’m writing this, the Japanese military machine was in the last moments of preparation before attacking Pearl Harbor, near Honolulu, Hawaii. By the end of that day, word of the human and strategic losses would spread around the world and lead to the US entering World War 2.

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