Author Archives: terri

Is anybody out there?

It’s been rough these last few years. I felt like if I had anything I wanted to say, I couldn’t find anyone who wanted to hear it. Now I’m deciding if an audience is even necessary. Here’s a current project, … Continue reading

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Thankful

Employment Coffee Coffee culture Stuffed animals Home heating oil A full refrigerator, without requiring a special Thanksgiving shopping trip Sweaters Books Wine, a gift from a friend Vintage quilts Great finds at the Goodwill My roommate Dustee My ex-husband not … Continue reading

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Recompile

I suppose it started right after Heather was born. I was drunk with the physical reality of motherhood. My body had been transformed; mind and spirit had to change, too, to keep up. We were driving east up 67th toward … Continue reading

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Lke this. This is what I’ve been doing

So you know I’ve been hitting the stranded knitting pretty damn hard. Do I pick up one of my WIPs and get to work? Of course not. I rummage around for some plain white wool, and some beads. I’ve never … Continue reading

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Breaking through the ice

Like every self proclaimed expert, I love to have my expertise validated with a request for consult or counseling in my area of choice. When Hélène Magnússon emailed me asking to help her identify the origin of some gloves and mittens … Continue reading

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What’s it worth?

Maria asked me, I was asked why I didn’t knit to sell when I was unemployed during the worst of the great recession. I said it was because nobody I knew could afford $500 sweaters. I don’t design, so there’s … Continue reading

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Why am I doing this?

This comment expresses the feelings of many craftspersons. I do what I love because I love to do it. How do I make it pay off? I have just recently taken up crochet again now having found extra time. I … Continue reading

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How much can I sell it for?

Or, Mining Etsy: A follow up to my previous post. After calculating the cost in time and materials to create a simple project, like the pair of mitts, I started thinking. How much effort do I need to put into … Continue reading

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How much does it cost?

I’ve been asked recently if I sell my handknits, and how much they would cost. I don’t and I don’t know how much, so I decided to find out. First I installed this wonderful iPhone app, Timewerks, written by a … Continue reading

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Brainless Knitting (and a little spinning)

I spent the spring putting out a book and a summer knitting a bunch of new patterns (available on terrisheaknits.com) and now I’ve taken a little time off for some relaxation. A little spinning. The blue on the left is … Continue reading

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