Yearly Archives: 2013

  • Friends

    Posted on December 31, 2013 by annetarsia in Blog, Uncategorized.

    “Friends”, lyrics by Bernie Taupin I hope the day will be a lighter highway For friends are found on every road Can you ever think of any better way For the lost and weary travelers to go? Making friends for the world to see Let the people know you got what you need With a […]

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  • Tis the season to knit…argyle?

    Posted on December 19, 2013 by annetarsia in Blog, Uncategorized.

    Well, it is if you knit Annetarsia! My technique is basically intarsia for lazy knitting, and motifs don’t come any easier than argyle.  The origin of the style is murky, at best.  I’m pretty sure that some knitter needed to make a pair of socks and didn’t have enough yarn of a particular color.  Being […]

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  • The hurrier I go, the behinder I get

    Posted on December 14, 2013 by annetarsia in Blog.

    Does anyone else feel that they don’t have time for Christmas?  I have enough trouble keeping up without a major holiday being thrown in the mix.  Not that I don’t have the Christmas spirit, not at all. The recent cold snap actually put me in the mood.  I just wish that I had some elves […]

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  • Annetarsia Knits is in good company!

    Posted on December 7, 2013 by annetarsia in Annetarsia Knits, Blog.

    The new Knitty for Winter is up.  This is always a fun issue, and this one features a “must-knit” sweater by friend and mentor Donna Druchunas.  She happened to spot our new Annetarsia Knits ad on the same page!  Whoo hoo!  Shout out to Bobbie Hodges, who knit the Sunriver scarf, and Sara Olson, our […]

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  • Wandering around Edinburgh, Part 2

    Posted on December 6, 2013 by annetarsia in Blog, Uncategorized.

    It was tough to leave Henderson’s, we were ready to move in with our books and bags. But across the road was another interesting cemetery, which was very picturesque in the winter chill We headed back into New Town (so named because it was built in the 1700’s, as opposed to the Royal Mile, which […]

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  • Wandering around Edinburgh, Part 1

    Posted on December 5, 2013 by annetarsia in Blog.

    On our last day in Edinburgh, we decided to take it easy, anticipating the long flight home.   Edinburgh was in a holiday shopping mood, and Black Friday was spilling over into Saturday (and we thought we had escaped the madness!). Somehow everything is more fun when you are not at home, and definitely more fun […]

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  • Along the road

    Posted on December 4, 2013 by annetarsia in Blog.

     Bill and I met through music, and spent a lot of our early years singing and playing guitar together.  Dan Fogelberg was a big favorite of ours, and his song, “Along the Road” went through my mind as we journeyed through Scotland.  I definitely left a part of my heart in Scotland, and will always […]

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  • Tapestry Studio at Stirling Castle

    Posted on November 28, 2013 by annetarsia in Annetarsia Knits, Blog.

    I’m sorry to miss my Dad’s Thanksgiving turkey, but Bill and I had the best day ever, visiting Stirling Castle.  I want to show you the Tapestry Studio!  Together with West Dean College , they are reproducing the historic Unicorn tapestries for the Queen’s Inner hall, in the Palace.  This is an extraordinary craft.  Up to […]

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  • In and around Edinburgh

    Posted on November 27, 2013 by annetarsia in Annetarsia Knits, Blog.

    Today Bill and I figured out how to get around, for the next few days.  The terrible traffic and impossible parking situation dissuaded us from renting a car.  We visited the train station, and made plans for tomorrow, but there wasn’t enough time today for a train venture.  So, we took the bus to Rosslyn. […]

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  • Optomap training

    Posted on November 26, 2013 by annetarsia in Annetarsia Knits, Blog.

    Our hosts at Optos were informative and friendly, giving us a look at what is coming in the future, for this wonderful technology.  I tried to capture some of the flavor of our visit with photos, but it just isn’t the same without hearing everything in Scottish.  The doctors with us were from all over […]

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