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Every day is Mandela Day for Knit-A-Square »

Every day is Mandela Day for Knit-A-Square

by Contributor JustDawne Hello again, readers of Another Long Yarn! It's been a few months since our KAL for Knit-A-Square and the creation of over 180+ squares for the orphaned and vulnerable children of South Africa. Squares are always needed so please feel free to keep them coming! (Postage info. can be found here.) A special thanks to dear Zina for giving me the chance to share some exciting news on behalf of [...]

One week to go! »

One week to go!

by Contributor JustDawne Raise your hand if you've enjoyed knitting for Knit-A-Square? I thought so! Our gallery wouldn't be filled with such beautiful squares otherwise. (A pat on the back for us all as we have more than tripled our initial goal!!) In this last week of our KAL I thought I'd take a moment and put some postages dos and don'ts here to help y'all out. Please, please, please put "NO COMMERCIAL VALUE. FOR [...]

Prize Pack! (and no new posts for a week) »

Prize Pack! (and no new posts for a week)

Well, at long last, here it is! I've managed to finally finish up all the projects I had hanging fire since Christmas, but of course the important one right now is the prize for our Contest and KAL for Knit A Square. So here it is: Included is a ginormous knitting satchel in a sturdy blue and white brocade pattern canvas, with a snaps-open-snaps-shut frame that keeps everything in place, even if the bag tips [...]

It can only be love »

It can only be love

by Contributor JustDawne Where has January gone? It seemed to pass very quickly. I hope it was a good month for everyone. It is February and I once again find myself  reflecting on the notion of Love. I rather think my former profs would be much delighted to learn that I am still 'thinking... a lot' on the larger questions of life. Perhaps René Descartes said it best? "I think therefore I am." Now that I am [...]

Another week, another square! »

Another week, another square!

Wow, what a fortnight it's been. Between news about health problems, the earthquake in Haiti, and other personal matters, I thought I was just going through a rather depressing couple of weeks and that it was just me, but after talking to a few friends, it seems like many of us have been having a rather hard time of it. Hope that this isn't true for you, but if it is, I hope you're doing better now too, and if you're not, I [...]

Kristeen Griffin-Grimes: ‘Infuse whatever we do »

Kristeen Griffin-Grimes: ‘Infuse whatever we do with love and kindness’

Here it is—our third and last Spotlight in a series for our KAL for Knit A Square, each featuring a different designer who offers us a square design! One short month after I began hand-knitting, I bought Kristeen Griffin-Grimes's book, French Girl Knits, and embarked upon a remarkable journey of re-discovering, not only many things about the art and craft of knitting design, but how the beauty and loveliness of yarn, [...]

I hate cancer & other news »

I hate cancer & other news

These days, it seems like the faster I move, the more I get behind...the converse is not true, though, as if I take it easy...I just get behind faster! That's not fair somehow. The belated Christmas knitting is being set aside (hopefully for a short time, because I really must finish them). I've been working on a couple of chemo caps for friends who are currently undergoing radical chemo and radiation and [...]

Catching up »

Catching up

Well. It's been a while! I'd intended to take a few days off - maybe three days around Christmas. Then it turned into Christmas through New Year's. And then I just got behind! So, first off, a catch-up post. Christmas knitting did not go smoothly, exactly - I loved doing the knitting, but two of the planned projects took a great deal longer than I thought they would, and one project just had to be abandoned due to [...]

Nearing the Finish Line »

Nearing the Finish Line

by Contributor: JustDawne Happy 2010 one and all!  I hope this post finds you all happy and healthy. I am delighted that we are beginning a new year with 21 squares for Knit-A-Square. Some of you may not have read my first post about KAS. Here is a little snippet: What do you say we test the power of the internet as a tool for mass communication and positive change? Can we challenge ourselves to collectively [...]

The Power of Plain Jane »

The Power of Plain Jane

by Contributor: JustDawne As this year draws to an end and another looms on the horizon, I've found myself thinking about what I have accomplished in 2009. I have to remember to give myself credit for goals met and jobs well done while identifying projects or areas of my life that still need a little work. I find it helpful to give myself an honest 'kick in the butt' from time to time. One area I feel very good about is [...]

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