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Almost Worse than Gluten

Earilier this week, my family and I had dinner at a favorite restaurant.   We ordered gluten-free tortilla chips from a dedicated fryer and, because we could not finish them, I took some home. Tonight, when I reheated the chips … Continue reading

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How to Order a Gluten-Free Football . . .

Have you ever had something quirky or amusing happen to you while trying to eat responsibly? Having to eat gluten free or live with any food intolerance or allergy is no laughing matter, yet sometimes it helps to lighten-up . … Continue reading

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The Scream

Note:  OhSo Hat information found here. ————– This post has been purchased, in a modified version, by Vogue Knitting: Knit Simple Magazine, (one of my favorite knitting magazines) for their Winter, 2013 edition.  It will appear on their Last Stitch … Continue reading

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Announcing: The OhSo Hat, Easy, Warm, Double-Brimmed

Well, I did it. I designed a hat and wrote a knitting pattern. I had been toying with designing a hat for a while, and I ended up with a pattern that’s warm and appeals to those who think they … Continue reading

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Are You Feeling Blue?

This is a quick one . . . Many who have gluten-intolerance (or other food issues) find themselves feeling down from time to time. If you are one of them, and if you would like to know you’re not alone, … Continue reading

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Addiction

On Sunday, August 14, my husband Howard and I drove up to the Michigan Fiber Festival. Howard likes to drive, which is pretty cool considering I knew the trip would afford me five solid, roundtrip hours of knitting. I spent … Continue reading

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Confused about the Proposed Gluten Free Labeling Laws?

Breaking news: Here is an excellent update / explaination on Gluten Free Labeling Laws: http://www.1in133.org/proposal/resources/assessment/ “Dr. Stefano Guandalini, Medical Director, of the Celiac Disease Center at the University of Chicago, shares his analysis of the Safety Assessment . . .” … Continue reading

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GLUTEN FREE LABELING LAWS -Time to Voice Your Opinion

Hi, Everyone: I’m back from summer hiatus. I’ll have a knitting update soon, but for now, it is important to begin with this important press release from the Food and Drug Administration: Begin copy . . . The U.S. Food … Continue reading

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Camp KIP, Daybreak Shawl & Paradise . . .

Last week, I attended Camp KIP, a knitting retreat in New Haven, MO (more about Camp KIP below). While there, I worked on a large portion of my Daybreak Shawl, pattern by designer Stephen West. AND I FINISHED IT! I … Continue reading

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FLAWED . . .

This one’s for cooking enthusiasts who understand knitting lingo. . . This week, Howard and I bought a new enamel cast iron Dutch oven. Gluten free boeuf bourguignon, here we come! Julia Child’s original recipe for boeuf bourguignon is very … Continue reading

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Gluten and Allergen Free Expo U.S. – Chicago, Dallas and ?

It is time once again for the U.S. annual Gluten and Allergen Free Expo. This year, the Expo will take place in Chicago, Dallas . . . and here’s good news: there will be an Expo in another major city, … Continue reading

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PODCASTS: What Makes Them So Addictive?

As a follow-up to Winter Warmth, I want to give special thanks to Paula of the Knitting Pipeline Podcast. In her podcasts, Paula always has a short segment entitled Nature Notes. In Episode 27, she talks about American Eagles. Listening … Continue reading

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Winter Warmth

As I write this, it is around 6:00 A.M., February 1. Here in the Midwest, we are bracing for a snow storm – they say Northwest Indiana may get up to 20 inches of snow, along with drifting, slipping, sliding, … Continue reading

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What Life is All About

I am home today with an upset stomach — not gluten — more like the flu. After I left work to come home, I talked to hubby Howard, and he said he hasn’t been feeling all that great either. We … Continue reading

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KARMA

Since my last blog, I’ve had a few mishaps. First, I’ve been waiting, praying, hoping to hear from Southwest Airlines. On my trip back from Stitches East in October, I left a ton of treasure in the seat pocket: 1- … Continue reading

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Sock Enters The Deathly Hallows

Sunday, November 28, Crack of Dawn: This morning begins as a quiet and beautiful one. I wake to a pink sunrise, laced with anticipation in knowing that Howard and I will see the latest Harry Potter film this afternoon. I … Continue reading

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WHY NOT JUST BUY SOCKS?

Continuing with my previous blog post, hubby’s socks are coming along fine. Here they are so far, looking a bit rough. When I’m done knitting them, a proper blocking will ease them into looking smoother (I hope) . . .

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SOCK LOVE

Today, I started knitting a pair of white wool socks for my husband Howard. He wears a size 13EE. In normal (instead of teeny-tiny sock size) stitches, that is roughly the equivalent of knitting a football stadium cozy. That’s what … Continue reading

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Stitches East, A Car Collision, A Felted Bag, A Knitting Addiction and More . . .

Wow – so much has happened since I last posted. First, this: Do you plan on attending Stitches East in Hartford Connecticut October 28-31, 2010? If so, plan to visit Booth 927. That’s where Knitting Korner’s Nenah Galati will have … Continue reading

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Is There a Cure for Autoimmune Disease?

Isabel, a cute 10-year-old girl from Texas who loved riding horses, walked into my office a year and a half ago with one of the most severe cases of autoimmune disease I had ever seen. Her face was swollen, her skin was inflamed, her joints were swollen, her immune system was attacking her entire body–her muscles, her skin, her joints, her blood vessels, her liver, and her white and red blood cells. Isabel couldn’t squeeze her hand or make a fist. The tips of her fingers and toes were always cold from Raynaud’s disease that inflammed her blood vessels. She was tired and miserable and was losing her hair. Isabel was on elephant doses of intravenous steroids every three weeks just to keep her alive, and she was taking prednisone, aspirin, acid blockers, and methotrexate, a chemotherapy drug used to shut down the immune system daily.

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