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A weblog, mostly about knitting but other topics appear

Genealogy Compulsions May 30, 2018

my ancestor count – it’s over 14,000 now and I keep finding more – they are coming out of the woodwork

annotated list of immigrant ancestors – I am adding both names and annotations to this list also     I currently have identified over 300 English Immigrant

following up on clues – some surprising, some misleading, some leading to further treasures,

background reading – immersing myself in American and English history

p.s. not genealogy but knitting is another compulsive activity – here is my latest in my series of hats     IMG_1928   maybe I could try to find out how many of my ancestors were knitters

 

 

Word Association – Thinking About Knitting May 24, 2018

I was looking for a certain picture in my collection.  But the following are are the images that “screamed knitting”.  I still haven’t found the specific image I wanted.

Edith Sitwell 1923-35 by Wyndham Lewis 1882-1957

2 Lacemaker © acrogame – Adobe Stock

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Vintage Photos of Knitters July 21, 2017

Filed under: Knitters,Knitting,Scotland,St Kilda — Janet @ 9:59 pm

Knitters - St Kilda Knitters on St Kilda, Outer Hebrides, Scotland

St Kilda woman knitting  St Kilda, Outer Hebrides, Scotland

 

Arne & Carlos Are Coming To Seattle July 8, 2017

Filed under: Knitters,Knitting — Janet @ 4:42 pm

Arne and Carlos

Famous Norwegian Knitters – Arne and Carlos

They are coming to Seattle in early October.  I hope I’m here in Seattle at that time.   I’ve been away the past 2 times they’ve been here.

 

Think Pink March 28, 2017

Filed under: Colours,Design,Knitters,Knitting,Seasons — Janet @ 8:50 pm

liz lovick in pink     A knitter friend, Liz Lovick, modeling one of her knitting patterns in pink

IMG_2727  a 3-D knitted textile in pink, by another knitter/textile artistic friend, Ann Maki

IMG_2749  a sea of pink right in front of our house – it’s cherry blossom time

 

Reading Too Good To Miss March 25, 2017

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Knitting Progress March 1, 2017

 

img_2471  Brown sweater – adding the sleeves

 

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Time to think about finishing this off.  I thought I would have much more room for more patterning and colors as in the sweater pictured below.

 

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