Let Me ‘Splain…

"No, there is no time.  Let me  sum up."

Hi, my name is Jess and I am a Knitter. 

I’m also a wife, a mom, a full time employee, a spinner and… well, probably a lot of other descriptives.  Most of what you’ll see on this blog will be knitting, although I may throw in bits and pieces of the other parts of my life as well.  You should know that although I work for the Duluth News Tribune, I am not a writer.  Therefore, I may make some errors in my writing. 

I also have some pretty strong biases when it comes to knitting.  First of all, I believe in buying from my Local Yarn Stores (LYS for short).  I think we have some phenomenal stores in our area.  They are incredibly helpful and I’ve never gotten bad service at any of them.  Although I will occasionally buy online, I try to keep these purchases to things that the LYS just don’t carry.  My second bias is that I’m a bit of a yarn snob.  OK, maybe a big yarn snob.  I prefer natural fibers, mostly wool.  Life is too short to knit with crummy acrylic yarn. 

If you’ve got stories about interesting crafts, links to fun sites or fabulous knitting patterns, send them my way.  I’ll be happy to feature them in this blog.  In the meantime, check out some of my favorite blogs. 

One thought on “Let Me ‘Splain…”

  1. Where could I find the pattern for the “sweater shawl,” the shoulder covering with sleeves (it was shown in the paper, left column, middle picture, shown from a back view)? My mom and auntie used to knit those when I was a kid, and we wore them all the time to stay warm. Please email me! sparo@d.umn.edu


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