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Carol Meissner
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  • Patterson, NY
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Carol Meissner

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Patterson, NY
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I have just learned to knit, know very little but love the way I feel when knitting.
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Look, I was the poster "child" for an upcoming sheep and wool festival and I didn't even know it. That's me in the upper left hand corner, reaching out to touch the sheep!

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Tomten Times Four More...

Posted on May 7, 2010 at 6:02am 20 Comments

Once I learn that something is enjoyable for me, I tend to repeat the process. In the case of making tomtens, I've increased my enjoyment by four! After loving the way my first tomten turned out for my oldest grand daughter, I decided to make one for all my grandchildren, and one for my daughter as well. One of the unusual aspects of having four projects going at one time, is that I seem to want to keep the level of completion the same. Here are some pictures of these works in progress. I…


Tomten last!

Posted on March 14, 2010 at 9:00am 13 Comments

Four months seems like a mighty long time to make a sweater for a child but that's how long it took me to complete this tomten I made for my granddaughter.

However, the work was definitely worth the effort. I love the way the tomten turned out and I'm glad it is finished, but I'm getting ahead of myself.…


Yarn, fabulous Yarn...

Posted on February 18, 2010 at 7:28pm 4 Comments

We all are wild about yarn or we wouldn't be part of this community, right? Well, there is yarn, and then there is YARN! I am learning how to spin using a drop spindle as part of the knitting instructions I receive from my friend and mentor, Tal. As a fiber artist Tal often uses her own creations for knitting. Recently she made this vest for her daughter...…


Come see a fiber artist's studio...

Posted on February 18, 2010 at 6:39pm 4 Comments

A friend of my daughter is a fiber artist. She also became my knitting instructor after we met coincidentally while at the Rhinebeck Sheep and Wool Festival that was held in Rhinebeck, NY last October. After talking for awhile we agreed that she would teach me how to knit and spin in trade for specialty yarns she wanted to purchase at the fair. What a wonderful deal for both of us! Tal is a great teacher who also happens to have a great fiber studio. I thought it would be interesting to share… Continue

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At 9:10pm on April 17, 2010, Peggy Stuart said…
♫ ♪ Happy Birthday to you...
♫ ♫ Happy Birthday to you...
♪ ♫ Happy Birthday, dear Carol...
♪ ♫ Happy Birthday to you...♪
And now, for some cake...

And, in case you don't care for chocolate...

May the next year of your life bring much joy. (Don't be afraid of the next decade, either!) --P
At 9:01pm on April 17, 2010, Susan the Blue Lake Knitter said…
Carol, I stayed up late just to wish you a Happy Birthday... we love you and appreciate your involvement with us here at the KP Knitting Community. I hope both you and your sister have a wonderful birthday... remember, we do love you! Best wishes... ♥ Susan, The Blue Lake Knitter.
At 10:17am on December 25, 2009, cherylbwaters said…
The same to you. I hope that today finds the twins destroying their new toys rather than computers!
At 8:03am on December 11, 2009, love to knit said…
Just read your blog on Green Chimneys. You should be so proud of yourself. Sharing knitting with that young man was a wonderful gesture. I, too, like to share my craft with anyone who will let me. It's been a long time since I was at Green Chimneys. This brought back a lot of memories. I used to take my Cub Scouts there so they could see all the animals. That was many years ago. Have a blessed Christmas. You have given me a gift already.
At 11:25pm on December 10, 2009, PickleSue said…
Carol- I found it through the email I got saying it had been posted. When I clicked the link, it said it was waiting for approval. Anyway- I could read it. And wow! what a story! I was near to tears by the end. You are doing an amazing thing in that boy's life. And the others are affected even though they may not show it, I'm sure. Creating with our hands is inborn in us. After all, God made us in his image! Creative is included in that. Thanks so much for sharing. That was wonderful.
At 9:27pm on December 10, 2009, PickleSue said…
Where did your blog post go? I planned on coming back to read it when I had time and it's gone!? Something about teaching young ones to knit?
At 8:11pm on November 21, 2009, tanya stan said…
Hi Carol!
Just like you I am a new knitter. I do scarfs . I am making one now in multicolor alpaca baby alpaca. I learned to knit at the age of 6 from my grandmather. But, I know my limitations.
At 6:12am on November 15, 2009, Peggy Stuart said…
Carol: Thanks for coming to my next cast-off party. I'll see you at the next one. --P
At 8:18pm on November 14, 2009, PickleSue said…
Carol- thanks for your kind words about the sweater!! The pattern would look good on a girl- but I'd change up the colors a little. It looked so good on my nephew with bright blue eyes! I'm going to ask my brother if he cares if I post a pic of him on here... I had fun making it, and my nephew had fun watching it grow in my hands into something for him. His mom doesn't knit, and my kids are used to it, so it was fun to watch him watch.
I had not heard about the Navajo weavers deliberately putting in a mistake. I had heard about Amish women doing that with their quilting for the same reason. Isn't that interesting that they both do that?
At 8:34am on October 10, 2009, Peggy Stuart said…
Carol: The photos of the snow were taken from our upper back deck. We bought this fixer-upper because of the view. Yum! We got the kitchen done, and the bathrooms are on hold until the economy improves. Colorwork isn't that hard, but you probably want to be able to K and P easily before you try it, because you will be learning new things. --P

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