Progress is…

a."the movement forward or toward a place" b."the process of improving or developing something over a period of time" according to the Merriam -Webster Dictionary, and both definitions cover my way of thinking about this exciting journey that is the creation of new, beautiful things from scratch. For me, the means is yarn, needles and inspiration. For others, it …

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My -free- Greek Valentine Cowl Pattern

...and, yes, you 're just in time to grab some yarn and knit one for your significant other! You need a small amount of yarn and a couple of hours, oh well, maybe three or four, in any case, this is an affordable luxury! Inspiration came while on a "brainstorming" study of traditional greek embroidery motifs. Among …

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The Knitter

To all the fellow knitters & crocheters that know only too well how knitting gets us through this life! Many Happy returns of WWKIP Day to all of us!!!

The Owl Underground Archive II

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By Jackie Kay

I knit to keep death away
For hame will dae me.
On a day like this the fine mist
Is a dropped stitch across the sky.

I knit to hold a good yarn
For stories bide with me
On a night like this, by the peat fire;
I like a story with a herringbone twist.

But a yarn aye slips through your fingers.
And my small heart has shrunk with years.
I couldn’t measure the gravits*, the gloves, the mittens,
The jerseys, the cuffs, the hose, the caps,

The cowls, the cravats, the cardigans,
The hems and facings over the years.
Beyond the sea wall, the waves unfurl.
I knitted through the wee stitched hours.

I knitted till my eyes filled with tears,
Till the dark sky filled with colour.
Every spare moment. Time was a ball of wool.
I knitted to keep my croft…

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ilitominon: knitting for a cause feels good

Knitting or crocheting for babies simply rocks, don't you think so? Well, my 9,5-year-old is no longer a baby, but there's a way to knit for babies and have the pleasure of contributing to a good cause: Ilitominon is an organization that offers support and comfort to premature babies and their families and it takes just a …

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