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Uncle Stashley is back from New York City, and he's learned some valuable lessons (and seen a lot of a shows):

  1. Sometimes the yarn shops listed in Yelp are closed.  Do more research before walking two hours in the blazing hot sun to get to a disappointing, empty stor...

As I sat in knitting group last week, monotonously turning out 132 stitches of green green green white, green green green white, I inadvertently paid attention to a neighbour's conversation, and all I can say is Thank Goodness I was sitting.  For she was knitting socks...

New York, New York, it's a wonderful town!  Yes, I'm back in the Big Apple, here to cram in as many Broadway Shows as I can, and knit or crochet during any spare time.  Visiting yarn stores is also on the agenda. With luck (I haven't checked yet) one of the 300 museums...

Some people are scared of colour.  Not to the extent that they wake in the morning, brush their teeth, then don their transparent outfits and embark on their day (although wouldn't that be something!)  No, they manage to dress themselves, but when it comes to a redesig...

We've all been there: it's a sunny August afternoon, and you're in the kitchen, busily creating clarified lime juice with your home centrifuge, when you get a phone call.  It's the palace! An important birthday is coming up, and they hope you can knit a little somethin...

Knitting, what is it? I've often wondered.  So I sat down and took a good look at what I was doing, and turns out it's using pointy sticks to pull loops of yarn through other loops of yarn.  Amazing! 

So I did a little more research, and I figure I can explain...

Have you ever felt, while stirring your daily dinner gruel, that if only you owned a self-stirring gruel pot you could be spending that precious time knitting instead?  Uncle Stashley feels like that all the time.  So today he attempted to incorporate knitting into his...

As you venture into the wilds of the Kingdom of Fibre Arts, you will encounter many beasts. Knitters of all types descend upon Lake Local Yarn Shop to drink their fill.  On the crags of Knit Night are various types, clustering together for warmth.  Down in the Vale of...

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