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Knitting a in WWII POW Camp

This is based on one of my first articles for Piecework magazine. I thought about putting it into Stories In Stitches 3, but decided to keep my stories focused on my own family history. But this story is too amazing not to share again, so here it is. Knitting with Pot Handles Isn't ...

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KNITSONIK: Knitting, sound, inspiration, books, and more!

Every once in a while, you are introduced to someone whose ideas are so fascinating you just can't ignore them. When this happens to me, I want to help that person bring their ideas into the world. Recently, I met Felicity Ford, aka KNITSONIK. We were introduced online by Deb Robson ...

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Is getting old a drag?

Best parts of being older (I’m 52). I hope that many of you share these traits and accomplishments with me. 1. You know yourself, your likes and dislikes, your style, your preferences. 2. You don’t give a crap what anyone else thinks about you. 3. You often have the money and freedom to ...

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Stories In Stitches 3 Is Almost Here!

It’s that time again! Stories In Stitches 3 is at the pinter and next week we’ll be starting pre-sales with the limited edition, signed copies, followed by the standard print edition and PDF sales: On April 21, the early bird catches the worm and the first 50 signed & numbered copies will ...

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My Artist Profile

Want to know what makes me tick? Here's an interview with Fiber College of Maine, where I'll be teaching this fall.   Can you imagine being able to combine your many passions — knitting, history, travel, writing, and teaching — to custom-make a perfect career for yourself? Meet Donna Druchunas; she’s done ...

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Serendipity: A Poem

Serendipity: I wouldn't have bought The Writer's Chronicle magazine to read "Je Suis Ein Americano: The Genius of American Diction" if I hadn't: Come to North Carolina to visit my sister, stayed at Comfort Inn in Raleigh to teach at Great Yarns, gone to Barnes and Noble to get a cup of coffee, spotted Beatrix Potter's Gardening Life on the ...

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Knitting and Crochet: A Marriage Made in History

Knitting and Crochet: A Marriage Made in History by Donna Druchunas Originally published in Black Purl Magazine 2005 In 2002, I had an idea for a book that combined knitting and crochet. I submitted a proposal to a publisher in North Carolina, and the acquisitions editor loved it. The publisher had recently ...

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Exploring Our Heritage Through Knitting

More Stories In Stitches 3 spoilers anyone? I'll be telling you more about my ancestry and how knitting is so important in my family history. This is my ancestry breakdown from 23andme.com, where I sent a DNA sample to be tested. No big surprises here for me, because I knew where ...

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Stories In Stitches 3 is almost here! Sneak Peek.

  Here's a teaser for Stories In Stitches 3. There will be 3 sock patterns, each featuring a different colorwork technique. I'm not quite ready to do the BIG reveal, so these photos are onlyshowing you part of the socks at a weird angle. I hope this piques your interest and ...

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We all write crap sometimes

  I was going through my free writing exercises to pick one or two to read in our workshop today and I decided that I really need to share a free write that came out like crap. Because not everything we write, especially in free writing and early drafts, comes out ...

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Signed Knitting Books for Sale

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Premium Knitting Patterns

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Sheep To Shawl Boutique

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