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The Logic of Knitting

Filed in Skill Building by on June 24, 2014 2 Comments
The Logic of Knitting

If you ask many knitting professionals about their career prior to world of yarn, you will find lots of similar themes. Many of us come from a computer programming or engineering background. And the more you think about knitting, the more that makes sense. Both of those careers employ a creative application of logic. Programming […]

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Dealing with Technical Difficulties

Filed in Point of View by on November 13, 2013 2 Comments
Dealing with Technical Difficulties

On its very best day, traveling across the country can be challenging. But when your plane looks like this…well you know it is going to be a long day! This how my travel day started out yesterday: with a man working inside the front landing gear. And this day taught me many lessons about travel […]

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11 Reasons Your Hand Knit Sweater Doesn’t Fit

Filed in Industry Insight by on September 3, 2013 4 Comments
11 Reasons Your Hand Knit Sweater Doesn’t Fit

It has happened to all of us! It has happened to me, and it has happened to Kellie. You find the perfect match of sweater pattern and yarn and have beautiful dreams of wearing the finished garment. You work lovingly on the project for many hours over the course of days, weeks, possibly longer. You […]

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Travel in this Fascinating Modern Age

Filed in Out of Our Head by on August 28, 2013 0 Comments
Travel in this Fascinating Modern Age

This has been a great trip, but I am sure glad to have the bulk of the USA in my rear-view mirror and bid the interstate system farewell. Throughout the last ten days,  I’ve been grateful for the technology that has allowed me to keep in touch, pass the time, keep up on work commitments, […]

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Knitterly

Filed in Just Stitches by on July 31, 2013 2 Comments
Knitterly

close-up of i-cord seam/edging in one. Have you heard or used that term from the title: Knitterly? It’s not a “real” word, in that it’s not yet in a dictionary or thesaurus, but knitters love to use it. From a grammatical standpoint, it means “in a knitter-like way.” If something is knitterly, I think of […]

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The 4 (or 5) Web Apps That I Barely Knew Existed 30 Days Ago That I Now Can’t Live Without

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The 4 (or 5) Web Apps That I Barely Knew Existed 30 Days Ago That I Now Can’t Live Without

Image via Flickr by Investing in Gold Information technology is not a new, foreign or difficult thing for me to work with or grasp.  In fact, my previous careers and college degree were in the areas of computer/information technology. So I have also had my fair experience with the speed in which technologies can change, […]

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Podcasts: What I Like and Why I Listen

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Podcasts: What I Like and Why I Listen

Image via Flickr by courtleigh Although podcasts are not a new development in the world of the internet, I have only recently started listening to a few of them.  And because I am generally an auditory person, I found that rather interesting.  Because it would seem to me that I would be MORE likely to […]

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Up All Night

Filed in Uncategorized by on May 22, 2013 1 Comment
Up All Night

Yes, that’s the A.M. time as I undertake to write this post. Here in Maryland, it’s actually Wednesday, but in California-land, where this blog lives, it’s still in the 10 pm hour on Tuesday. I like time travel! It’s my second night in a row working hard into the wee hours to get everything I […]

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Talking about Teaching with Marly Bird

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Talking about Teaching with Marly Bird

This morning I started my day talking with Marly Bird about teaching.  Because we are friends, this is not particularly unusual, but today we did it as part of her regular Tuesday podcast, the Yarn Thing with Marly Bird. Marly and I always have fun talking whether we are just chatting in person or doing […]

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Tech Talk: Knitting as Technology

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Tech Talk: Knitting as Technology

On Tuesdays, we rock back and forth between talking about Tech as in Technique and Tech as in Technology. Today, I’ll consider the convergence of the two. Knitting, in its essentials, seems decidedly low-tech when we compare it with a lot of other things. I mean it’s sticks and string, right? However, throughout history, knitting […]

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