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January 18, 2019

A good cruise ship has much to offer ... ours had nonstop entertainment options, karaoke nights, gourmet meals (and a buffet open 7:00am to 1:00am), spa, fitness centre, pools, hot tubs, move nights, lectures, shopping, trivia contests, yoga sessions, hot glass bowing,...

September 12, 2018

Four years ago I began knitting, and oh, how my life has changed:

  1. I know how to knit now, and can characterize myself as a knitter.

  2. I have more (and more exciting) hats now than before (although none of them have the earflaps I like, since my one attempt yielde...

April 30, 2018

Uncle Stashley likes to knit almost as much as he likes to read (I haven't, for instance, begun to knit in the bathtub yet, although now that I've written that down I'm itching to give it a try, once I have a scarf long enough that it can dangle off to the left and thr...

April 27, 2018

You know the feeling ... you pick up your knitting (enter the woods), happily knit a few rounds (gather flowers for Grandma), and before you know it you've done something horribly wrong (get eaten by a wolf). Maybe you lost track of your stitch count and fumbled your p...

April 18, 2018

I started writing about knitting with colour, and before I knew it I was creating a graduate-level thesis on colour theory ... riveting to me, but perhaps to no one else.  So I started writing about mistakes knitters make, and soon digressed to writing a compelling ess...

April 13, 2018

Where do you mostly knit?  Let's explore the possibilities, in the internet's time-honoured tradition of "Which Seinfeld character are you?"

  • You rarely have time to knit, you're so busy--so you drag it with you on the bus and knit when you manage to land a seat, and...

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