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I took up knitting again last year after several years away. I love fiber arts and yarn! I now have 5 grandchildren to knit for and have been busy making baby blankets and hats for them.

I'm also blogger and freelance writer. I've been a weaver and bead artist for many years, as well.

My husband and I are looking forward to retirement soon and take off in our RV. I plan to hit as many local yarn shops as possible along the way.
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At 2:04pm on April 26, 2010, bi-crafty said…
not yet, but once i get thru a few of my ufo's, i want to give it a try. a friend of mine made a beautiful sweater in aran wool in entrelac. It took her a year to finish. that's about my speed!
At 5:26pm on April 25, 2010, bi-crafty said…
Hi Joan! Thanks for the friend request! Just curious - have you ever tried entrelac?
At 12:02pm on April 1, 2010, Susan in North GA said…
Joan, that was so nice to check in and see your friend request. Thanks.
At 6:47am on April 1, 2010, Suznj821 said…
Joan, thanks for the friend invite. I look forward to getting to know you better. Grandma's rock!! LOL
At 5:42am on April 1, 2010, Susan the Blue Lake Knitter said…
Joan, There are lots of grandmas around here to connect with. You alpaca is wonderful... they are such cute little things! ♥s
At 9:49am on October 29, 2009, NoKnitSherlock said…
thank you very much Joan!
I love your avatar - looks like he/she is smiling!!!
~Susan xxx
At 4:30am on October 27, 2009, Marciknits said…
Dot's Shop in Granbury has been closed for quite some time now. She lost her lease and just decided to close and we miss it very much. Granbury knitters are still alive and well though. We just had a knitters retreat and had over 35 local women attend, and it was lots of fun to see new and old faces. I've heard the big yarn shop in Plano is the best. Havent't been there yet myself, but hear only good things.
At 7:32am on October 23, 2009, Sandi in Arlington said…
I purchase my sock yarn from Knitpicks and JoAnns and Hobby Lobby. I think KP yarns are wonderful and very reasonably priced. I am only on my third pair of sox!! Do I have yarn?? Ohhhhhhh you betcha!!!!! I use the magic loop method. It was a bugger learning to cast on but now I have it. My friend showed me two sox on two needles to begin with.
At 6:58am on October 23, 2009, Maxine said…
If it's a mystery, I will likely read it. I don't particularly like dark stories...I try to keep it light and upbeat, even funny at times. Good luck in your retirement. Oh, I recently moved to Fort Worth, but I still spend a lot of time in Arlington because that's where I shop and see my physicians.
At 6:31am on October 23, 2009, Sandi in Arlington said…
I only go to that shop if I am desperate. You must have caught her on a good day. I have a friend that just spent over $400 with her. A couple days later she went back to ask for help with a stitch problem with sox. She was told she could sign up for a class. I am surprised the woman is still in business.
I was fortunate that a quilting friend taught me how to knit sox. I am very new at it but am willing to help if I can.

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Knitting for the Grandchildren

Posted on March 31, 2010 at 11:02am 5 Comments

I picked up my knitting needles again this past year after many years away, raising my own children and building a career as a freelance writer and blogger. I've now discovered the joys of knitting for my grandchildren and never run out of ideas for this loyal little troop of fashionistas. Every time I knit a hat or scarf, everybody wants one so they've kept me very busy.

I have two new granddaughters, one 2 months old and one 5 months old so… Continue


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