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Kittens, Mittens, and Lessons

September 16th, 2014

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The three little kittens, they lost their mittens, And they began to cry, “Oh, mother dear, we sadly fear, That we have lost our mittens.” “What! Lost your mittens, you naughty kittens! Then you shall have no pie.”* If you’re a parent, you understand Mother Cat’s exasperation: kids, like kittens, have a way of repeatedly […]

Blanket Statement: Knit Bobbled Tree Throw

September 14th, 2014

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This story is from our newsletter called Pattern Journal which brings a warm-hearted, wholesome story to your inbox to read every month. If you enjoy it and would like to subscribe, click here. My mom always says, “Teach someone to knit, and they’re warm for life.” She taught me to knit, of course. Mom’s saying […]

Closely Knit Friends: The Poncho Pullover

September 7th, 2014

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This story is from our newsletter called Pattern Journal which brings a warm-hearted, wholesome story to your inbox to read every month. We’re sharing the most recent story here in the blog. If you enjoy it and would like to subscribe, click here. The knitting group was baffled by Roseanne. A first-time expectant mother, she […]

All Because of a Shawl: Semi Tropical Shawl

August 31st, 2014

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This story is from our newsletter called Pattern Journal which brings a warm-hearted, wholesome story to your inbox to read every month. We’re sharing the most recent story here in the blog. If you enjoy it and would like to subscribe, click here. Megan loved the irony of living in Maine and knitting herself a […]

Unwindings: Knitting in the Round

August 19th, 2014

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I learned to knit when I was eight. It was summer, school was out. For entertainment I explored a rarely opened closet. There was a shopping bag stuffed with maroon yarn, and a cylindrical leatherette case which, unzipped, revealed a jumble of colored metal knitting needles. I dragged everything into the light. “What is this?” […]

A Reason For Everything: Felted Lunch Bag and Pencil Case

August 17th, 2014

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This story is from our newsletter called Pattern Journal which brings a warm-hearted, wholesome story to your inbox to read every month. If you enjoy it and would like to subscribe, click here. Meredith sometimes wondered how life would be if she could travel back in timeand change just one thing. What if a seemingly […]

Too Sweet To Pass Up: Candy Color Afghan

August 3rd, 2014

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This story is from our newsletter called Pattern Journal which brings a warm-hearted, wholesome story to your inbox to read every month. We’re sharing the most recent story here in the blog. If you enjoy it and would like to subscribe, click here. Yarn is my candy, Stella thought. Enthralled by their beautiful colors and […]

A Welcome Surprise: Baby Cardigan – Oh Natural!

July 20th, 2014

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This story is from our newsletter called Pattern Journal which brings a warm-hearted, wholesome story to your inbox to read every month. If you enjoy it and would like to subscribe, click here. There weren’t many occasions when Jean was at a loss for words, but when Ben stopped by after work with the news–“Mom […]

New Life in an Old Place: the Open Air Shrug

June 29th, 2014

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This story is from our newsletter called Pattern Journal which brings a warm-hearted, wholesome story to your inbox to read every month. We’re sharing the most recent story here in the blog. If you enjoy it and would like to subscribe, click here. The house was left to Liza. Grammy had known she was its […]

A Gift Just Because: Knit Compact Car Blanket

May 25th, 2014

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This story is from our newsletter called Pattern Journal which brings a warm-hearted, wholesome story to your inbox to read every month. We’re sharing the most recent story here in the blog. If you enjoy it and would like to subscribe, click here. Because you were there from the start—changing diapers, giving bottles, soothing us […]

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