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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 “down to” a closet … plus whatever is lying around the house. But a girl can still dream… You plan vacations around yarn. Let’s see, a couple of months ago I went on an all-day  ...

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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 are hosting a knit-along (KAL) with the proceeds going to Elena’s young daughter. Although I did not know Elena in real life, this news hit me. Hard.  More than I would have expected.  She had  ...

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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 says, “well, duh!”   Not that it’s ever stopped me from accumulating more. I’ll be good for a while and then WHAM! Case in point … YARNventure 2017. It’s the  ...

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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 gatherings in our area.   My parents just flew in from Florida late this week, so it was a great opportunity to pick Mom up and take her with me to a gathering in Cameron Park in LaCrosse!  She  ...

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