Author Archives: knitTina

About knitTina

I love all things knit and crochet.

In a pinch: Needle protector

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Safer already

Most security grills for windows feel too much like prison bars.  We needed to secure some windows in our house and thought of designing our own in metal. Instead of getting out the welding kit and torch, Dan laser cut … Continue reading

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Something quick

With too many projects and very little time, I kept putting off a baby shower gift until the last minute (not unlike many knitters and crocheters!).  I was relying on Bernat Baby Blanket super bulky #6 yarn and a size … Continue reading

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The Crochet Guild of America’s Chain Link conference was held in Chicago this year, well, in the northwest suburb of Itasca.  It was a special treat to experience a conference dedicated to just crochet. I was thrilled to learn that … Continue reading

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Inevitable (adj), certain to happen

Someone just asked me if it is inevitable that my (3yo) daughter will be a knitter. Your thoughts?

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Spin of Door County

On a recent trip to Door County I visited Spin yarn store, Sturgeon Bay, WI.  The store owner bought and refurbished the building. The building’s first 50 years housed the Bank of Sturgeon Bay.  Its next 50 years it was an … Continue reading

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Lady Liberty: An Inspiration to Immigrants

Many front yards have potted plants, a goose or a gazing globe. For the 4th of July, many folks fly a flag. Not Dan, nope. He has bigger and better ideas! Dan designed a Statue of Liberty sculpture in opposition … Continue reading

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