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The disappearing act

I know. It’s been ages since anything new has appeared on A Simple Homestead. Right about the time I finished the camping series and released a new pattern. How nice of me to entice people to start following this site … and then disappear. Why? Well, the short version would be to  ...

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Knitting obsession

  My mother recently sent me a link to this article: 20 Signs You’re Truly, Unequivocally OBSESSED with Knitting. Just how would you rate yourself on these? You’re thinking about devoting an entire room to yarn storage. Sigh. I almost had this at one point. Now I’m  ...

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Pattern release – Bass Mountain Hat

Last week I learned that one of my favorite designers, Elena Nodel (aka Anadiomena’s Designs) passed away in mid-June. She had been battling cancer but apparently it overcame her much quicker than anticipated. A group of designers on Ravelry that have put together an eBook of patterns and  ...

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From the desk of a stashaholic…

Disclaimer: The links below may be affiliate links. If you purchase any products after clicking on these links, at no additional cost to you, A Simple Homestead will receive a small commission for making you aware of these important resources. I have a serious stash problem. And then my family  ...

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Steamy, stormy and strawberry-y

Disclaimer: The links below may be affiliate links. If you purchase any products after clicking on these links, at no additional cost to you, A Simple Homestead will receive a small commission for making you aware of these important resources.   Early last week it felt like we were in a  ...

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#WWKIP 2017

Yesterday (June 10) was World Wide Knit in Public Day.  It’s an annual event that encourages knitters and crocheters to get out of their homes and show the world their craft.  Anyone can organize an event – yarn shops, guilds or private individuals.  I know there were at least two  ...

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Duck Weather

  It rained almost an inch (.85″) last Monday.  It rained 1.5″ on Tuesday.  It rained another 2.5″ on Wednesday. It rained .9″ yesterday. (For my metric friends: 2.2 + 3.8 + 6.4 + 2.3 cm). We had a brief shower yesterday morning after seeing the sun’s glorious  ...

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