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TBT – Away back!

Looking away back – to my first published design, which appeared on the cover of the first issue of Knitting World (succeeded first by Knitting Digest, then Creative Knitting). The sweater is still here somewhere.KW_1278 copy

Meanwhile, back at home, it looks like spring has finally made it, after several hiccups. Lots of things in bloom, and I’m really wanting to get going on the garden.

Redbud by the house.

Redbud by the house.

Passing through.

Passing through.

And saving the best for last πŸ˜‰

High speed dog!

High speed dog!


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Throwback Thursday

Thought I would stick my head back in the door πŸ˜‰

My grandmother – practically everyone called her Muttie – was a huge part of my life growing up. She’s the one who taught me to knit, probably in self defense to keep me occupied, and though I don’t recall seeing her knit very much, she did a lot of crafts, including weaving. I still have her small 2-harness loom. She also taught me to cook, and I continue to learn new things in that field. Tomorrow would have been her 122nd birthday.

Muttie with Mom & Aunt Peg (ca. 1926)

Muttie with Mom & Aunt Peg (ca. 1926)