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Circe goddess of the swatch

Circe goddess of the swatch

For the book club this month, we're reading Circe, a novel by Madeline Miller, based on one of the lesser goddesses of Greek mythology.  A textile artist who wove on a loom built by the legendary craftsman, Daedalus, Circe is best known as the witch who lured sailors to her shores and turned them into swine. In more

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Fun with the Aero Trunk Show

Fun with the Aero Trunk Show

The Berroco Aero Trunk Show arrived Friday. This is a no-kidding beautiful yarn.  So soft and light.  The designers of this show really got it right - simple shapes that let the yarn take center stage. more

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Gedifra yarn tasting - una festa bellisima

Gedifra yarn tasting - una festa bellisima

A lovely, well-established yarn line, Gedifra brings luxury fibers, classic european styling to the modern knitter.  Fans of couture fashion and Chanel-style fabrics will love Metal Tweed, a fabulous blend of twinkle more

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Connected and uplifted

Connected and uplifted

There's a beautiful scene in the book Love in Ruin when the protagonist, Marty, a gutsy journalist visits a prisoner of war camp in Finland.  There is death and devastation all around.  The prisoners, so young and naive, seem not even to know what they are fighting for.  The guards, although they have a job to do, empathize deeply with the plight of their captives.  As the day closes, Marty, the guards, and her guide draw together in their temporary quarters.  more

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Paint by number?

A lovely and creative knitter recently said that she didn't really consider herself an artist because knitting, well, is more like paint by numbers.  That comment has been with me for days and days as I've turned it over in my mind.  Is knitting artistic?  Does it count if we didn't design the thing ourselves?  Part of me says, well, more Continue reading

Chocolate and yarn -- who knew?

Chocolate and yarn -- who knew?
We had a lovely visit to Andrea Uravitch's studio and home on Friday.  So inspiring to see what she has done with fiber and paper and inspiration.  The whole creative process is just fascinating.  After lunch, I had some time on my hands in Old Town more Continue reading
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