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As seen in Vogue Knitting Fall 2011

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I have been waiting to be able to type those words and hit "publish".  Vogue Knitting has featured our Knitter's Eye Charts in their Fall 2011 issue, which just went on sale today. If you don't have a subscription, be sure to pick up a copy to share the love. Thank you Vogue Knitting, we appreciate the coverage! We are now offering world-wide shipping on our Knitter's Eye Charts and other fiber lover art prints.  You can order from the Etsy Store, or our website. And remember, my son (Flying Junction) also does custom signs and prints -- whether you...

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Summer in New York, I love you

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Dear Summer, I must apologize to you, for I have failed to appreciate your beauty and sweet virtues in times past. Is there an explanation for my less than enthusiastic greeting when I saw you approaching, all too often, in the deserts of Southern California? Was the fault all mine, or were you part to blame? Little does it matter now, for I am delighted by my reformed attitude. Now, as you approach, my heart races as you beckon me to join you outside for a barefoot walk across the soft, green lawn freshly washed in rain. You, oh summer,...

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Corn and pumpkins

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The farmer who works our fields planted corn this year; it has been four years I think since there was corn growing out there. By this time corn around here (and lots of people grow corn around here) is usually taller than I am. This year, however, we had such a wet spring that many of the crops are behind schedule. Our farmer planted the corn late, which he pretty much had to do because there had been standing water out in the fields. At first, it just looked sort of sad to see little struggling corn stalks coming up...

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And here, I confess

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I had determined not to talk about this, but I changed my mind because telling you what I am about to tell you might help someone who reads my blog.  So, here goes. I am doing Weight Watchers, the online program.  I am not particularly into diets, and favor instead lifestyle changes as being the only really viable means of addressing weight and health related issues.   I was nice and trim when we got married five years ago, but each year since I have put on an average of five pounds which usually happens over the winter months (big surprise). ...

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PoppyTalk Handmade, inspiring and refreshing

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Just a quick post here to share something cool. My son's Etsy store, Flying Junction, is featured in the current online, curated market, "On The Road" at Poppy Talk Handmade. If you are not familiar with Poppy Talk, in their own words they are, "the original curated online marketplace or exhibition site for emerging design talent. We are the only site of it's kind that has been blogging since 2005." There is a Poppy Talk blog, you might be interested in following and then there is the Poppy Talk Handmade Market where you can find not only Flying Junction, but...

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