elcome to Knitter’s Review, your trusted resource for in-depth reviews of knitting yarns and tools, as well as tutorials on everything from how to knit socks and lace to how to substitute yarns. You’ll also find the best knitting events calendar on the Internet. My name is Clara Parkes, and I’ve been sharing my adventure here since 2000. Please make yourself at home. I’m glad you’re here!

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I’m sorry I don’t have much these days. But I suspect you might not either. Let’s just keep trying our best, shall we? ...

Yesterday we took a long walk to the ocean to try and make sense of the week we’d just witnessed. All I could think was that this entire body of water rises and drops by 10 feet, twice a day. Which seems like an impossible amount of change for something that appears so fixed and permanent. Yet it happens twice a day without fail. So, that’s my thought for the day. May the tides continue to stir our waters and carry us forward. ...

Yesterday was a snowy icy slushy stormy day, but that did not prevent us from bundling up in the car (“If you’re going in a ditch, I’m going with you!”) and inching our way down the empty road to @tinder.hearth to pick up our bread order. Halfway down, as we approached a steep unplowed hill, I thought... this is really stupid. But our trusty jalopy held tight. Our reward, upon safely returning home, was two of these puffy crunchy buttery cinnamony caramelized babies. Now, sometimes we’ll get one tiny roll and one giant one, which causes Great Tension in the Household. But on this fine day they were identical. All in all, the new year is off to a solid start. ...

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