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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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What is a Reasonably Intelligent, Squirming, Fidgeting, Wiggly-Butt to Do?

UPDATE: Congratulations to AnnaMarie, whose name was drawn as winner of her choice of a KnittingKorner DVE. AnnaMarie: I’ve emailed you with the details. Thank you (and everyone here) for your comments. —– If you have been diagnosed as gluten-intolerant, … Continue reading

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Hero: MILO THE MOTH HUNTING DACHSHUND

Such a sweet photo of our newest Dachshund, Milo . . . but do not let his soft, long-haired-red-sabled-demeanor fool you. Underneath there lives a dog of steel. He’s a bird (well, no . . . actually, he’s a dachshund) … Continue reading

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Can Knitting Change Your Life?

Today’s blog post isn’t about eating gluten free nearly as much as it is about how knitting can change your life for the better. However, for those who may be new here, I’ll give a little of my gluten free … Continue reading

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Today is National Celiac Disease Awareness Day

September 13 is National Celiac Disease Awareness Day. There is a good chance you know someone who is gluten-intolerant, but they do not know it. It’s estimated that 1 in around 100 people actually have diagnosable Celiac disease, and many … Continue reading

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Knitting Is Gluten Free Now has a Forum on Ravelry

A lot of members here want this blog to be more interactive than it is now. I agree! I’m happy to report we now have a Knitting Is Gluten Free Forum / Discussion Group on Ravelry. Just go to Ravelry, … Continue reading

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Birth Announcement: My First Sock . . .

Proud Parent of First Born Sock Name: Opal Rainforest VI Sock Yarn, Color 4007 Furst Kunterbunt – yarn purchased at Sheep’s Clothing, Valparaiso, Indiana Born: September 5, 2010 at 12:22 P.M. on two size 2 circular needles Weight: 1.35 ounces … Continue reading

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STITCHES MIDWEST 2010: What Would YOU Do If You Were Surrounded by Knitting Heaven For a Day?

There is a God, there is a God, THERE IS A GOD . . . . . . and God knits! To prove it, I entered the purly gates of Stitches Midwest last Friday. What a wonderful day . . … Continue reading

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Overcoming Sock Block: In Praise of The Yarn Harlot, Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

“When I knit on the dark side, I go from Holy to hole, Lee . . . in like, five minutes flat.” ~Lee Bernstein~ As I made my internet rounds before leaving for work this morning, I visited The Yarn … Continue reading

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If Six People are Reading this Post, One of them is probably Gluten-Intolerant. News Flash: University of Chicago FREE Celiac Testing and Stitches Midwest

Have you ever wondered if you are gluten intolerant or if you have celiac disease?  The University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center will have its annual free blood screening & Ask the Experts Panel on Saturday, October 9, 2010, 8:30 AM … Continue reading

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Feeling Sorry for Yourself:

If it leads to knitting, maybe it’s a blessing . . .


“Any time anyone works to cope with serious changes in diet, there are emotional stages we all face. We are all in the same family.” Continue reading

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Welcome to KNITTING IS GLUTEN FREE

August 4, 2010 I’m Lee Bernstein, new blogger on the block. To learn more about me, click here or on “About Lee Bernstein and KNITTING IS GLUTEN FREE” in the photo, above. Please be patient with me . . . … Continue reading

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