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Lola Saves The Day! (or… Selma takes Lola On The Road)

It’s a fact of modern life that families often disperse for economic reasons.  My sons and my sister moved from the east coast to west coast for work.  I’m still firmly entrenched in New England.  Now I have young grandchildren who live far away.  Although I take two trips annually to California, I want to…

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A Landscape in Yarn: The Neutral Cabled Afghan

In this post, Selma Moss-Ward completes her afghan as a gift for a friend, and delivers good news. Read Part 1 of this story here. Knitting the Neutral Cabled Afghan for my friend Ana was a swift, but not impulsive decision.  Like many knitters, I’m subconsciously prepared to drop my ongoing knitting projects when a friend’s…

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A Thank You to Our Writers & Their Top Posts!

All year long, we’ve shared our own yarn wisdom through our favorite patterns, tips and tricks of the trade, and videos. We’ve also featured columns from writers we think add a dose of humor, help, and advice to your crafting. We’ve rounded up this year’s top posts as written by contributing bloggers. Check out our…

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I Knit It My Way …

Selma Moss-Ward writes and knits in Rhode Island. She is a regular contributor to the Notebook. You’re in an airplane before takeoff; the flight attendant is saying that in the unlikely event of a loss of cabin pressure, oxygen masks will drop from the ceiling, and those traveling with children should don theirs before assisting…

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Flattering Sweater Styles For Women Of Every Age

Selma Moss-Ward writes and knits in Rhode Island. She is a regular contributor to the Notebook. As we get older our bodies change. The clothes I wore in my 20s and 30s wouldn’t suit me now and they wouldn’t fit. But, why should I scold myself because the clothing I wore years ago no longer…

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New Pattern Journal: One Thing Leads to Another … Featuring the Tribeca Tunic and the Dotty Dots Afghan

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. One Thing Leads to Another If Kathy’s sister hadn’t been named Dorothy, and if Dorothy hadn’t been expecting a baby, and if…

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A Shrug That Will Have You Totally Hooked: Rib and Shells Shrug

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. Coming into the office, Jan saw Carrie at the reception desk. As usual, the young woman looked adorable — her hair perfectly…

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Homespun with Love: The Sunset Throw

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. In my family, Peggy, my big sister, weaves, Mom crochets–and I knit. For as long as I can remember, it seemed, we…

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Knitting to the Rescue: The Traffic Throw

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. Helen didn’t mind her nighttime schedule at Children’s Hospital, but after hours of sick kids and distraught parents, decompressing was hard. That’s…

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Yarn is the Key to Friendship: The Concerto Cowl

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. “You don’t have to do everything yourself,” Tom said. “No one will mind if you buy a present, instead of making one.”…

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