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Question: What is both yarn-crazy and reinventing itself…again??

Answer: This blog!!!!  “Bossygirl” has been so patient, waiting all summer and fall for me to get my blogging act together.  All four of my past readers know well that I tend to go dark once school starts, and this fall was no exception.  The good news is that Phoenix Middle School is rounding the corner toward the middle of our third (!) year; the better news is that the Phoenix Knitters are off and knitting like crazy. 🙂  We meet every Monday afternoon in the library…currently, we’re working on an afghan to donate.  We also have had two sessions with Kim Johnson, a professional spinner, who is trying to teach us how to spin with a drop spindle.   Oy. (More on that later).

So…after talking about it for 2 years, I’ve finally gotten a blog up and running for my Global Cultures students (click here to visit).  However, it has quickly become obvious that I need a forum for our Phoenix Knitters as well. Enter “Bossygirl.”  I’ll find out tomorrow at school whether we can access WordPress from our district server (fingers crossed.)  If not, we’ll have to access it outside of the school day.

For Phoenix Knitters: what kind of  knitting information would you like to find, discuss, learn about through this blog?

For the other four readers (if you’re still out there):  Who taught you how to knit? How long have you been knitting?

Nice to be back.



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Do over.

So. I’ve been away from my knitting blog  for about a year. Life moves in phases…and my most recent phase has been blogless for awhile.  I’ve missed it, to be sure…I enjoy the online knitting community, I still lose myself in the black hole of reading other knitting blogs, and I  continue to knit (for better or worse, depending on the project.)  Today, I updated my first blog (, which I haven’t touched since last June.  Feverish with re-startitis (as any addicted knitter would be), I got back into my old template to start tweaking it a little…and promptly dismantled something html-like in very short order.

Welcome to my world. 

While contemplating whether to fix it, I remembered I had started a “sister” blog here at WordPress in 2006.  After I sorted out the  forgotten password thing, I landed here, inside a clean, fresh, new blog.  I’ve decided to live here for a little while and see how I like it before I put down carpet and hang pictures on the walls…but I think it’s going to be just right.  I’ll keep you posted.

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