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Now there are 2 novels! I thought I was done but the characters said otherwise. These are somewhat historical novels set simultaneously in present day South Carolina and last century Phoenix, Arizona.
Ida Mae and Me: Same Centuries, New Adventures

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Ida Mae and Me: A Tale of Two Centuries. This is the first novel.
While the stories are whimsey, the local color in old Phoenix is based on my real grandmother's memories of her childhood there. Book 2 is longer and more adventurous than book 1. Both are on Kindle Unlimited
All sales are final......books are pdf files delivered via Ravlery. You need not be a Ravelry member to download.


Each sale page gives photos, suitable machines, sizes and table of contents for the book. All books are delivered as pdf via Ravelry
Addi Adventures--projects for the Addi Kingsize
The Answer Lady's Machine Knitting Notebook*
Baby Patterns
Bare Minimum Bikini
Bigger Than Bulky Machine Knits
Bulky Cardi-ket Collection
Bulky Cotton Top Collection
Can These Be Cables?
Cardi-ket Collection, bulky
Cardi-ket Collection, standard gauge
Circular Logic Sweaters
Cool Make-it-yourself Tools for Machine Knitters & Cheap Tricks--now one big book at a savings
Cotton Collection
Every Which Way Reversible Cables for all machines
Felting books: footwear, jackets, vests, mittens, toys, hats and more!
Great Knitted Gifts
Herbs: The Answer Lady Tells All
Hundreds of Hat patterns
Kangaroo Covers--NEW! It's a whole book of blankets now
Keyhole Scarf Collection
Kid Stuff for Girls
Kimono Commotion
Knitting and Sew On
Made for Mid-gauge
Merry-Go-Round--a circle sweater that flatters all figures
Painted Ladies Sweater Collection
Personal Best
Ponchos with Panache
Sideways Styles for Standards and Mid-gauge/Bulky
Socks of All Sorts Volumes 1 and 2
Snug as a Bug
Standard gauge Cardi-ket Collection
Suitable for Framing--a while book of posh machine knitted purses and pouches
Sweaters To Go
TOTALLY TUBULAR patterns and other things for sock machines
Vests with Men in Mind
Wanderlust Cables
Warm Hands Workbook-all kinds of mittens, gloves and fingerless gloves
loom knitting pattern index
index of YouTube videos with direct links to each one
Buying your first knitting machine

resource page for parts, chemicals, yarns, etc.
contact info
download issues & other help
payment methods
Keeping Maine Warm contest & hat charity
subscribe to News and Views magazine
Index of freebies
Note to Passap knitters Most of my patterns are possible on Passaps and the instructions wherever possible include Passap notes. The notes are in DM80 terms. The designs are also possible on E-6000s but the knitter must look up the tech numbers for herself and some of the dial settings differ between the two models so you'll need to be aware of that fact, too.
Now that all of my patterns are available on Ravelry, giving them as gifts is super simple. To do that, you may want to go through my Ravelry store rather than my website. It makes things more obvious and simple. Ravelry Store is at this link
Nobody asked Jack to sing but he did it anyway. If you'd like a giggle, here are his songs
Seminar Song-Monroe Michigan
Knitting Machine News Not Blues
Ask Jack
If you have a machine that needs the attention of an expert, Jack will be happy to work on it for you. Please visit the Ask Jack page to find out how we arrange that. Jack will answer your mechanical questions and help you through your DIY machine maintenance projects to the extent that e-mailed info permits. Find out how to submit your question on the Ask Jack page.

A word about copyright
A copyright means that only the person holding it has the right to distribute the work in any form whatsoever. For the books and patterns on this site, that means that you may make as many copies as you need for your own personal use. I know that I make notes on mine, spill on them lose them and print myself more. You may do so as well. I also permit readers to produce knitted items and sell them using my patterns. Passing on the patterns in any form is the prohibited action. I think most of my customers respect that fact and understand that if copyright is breached, it soon becomes un-worthwhile for designers to publish. If you are working for a charity, have a scout troup or some such thing, contact me privately. I often give special permission for such situations. If I do, it will be accompanied by a letter that you should save, formally granting you an exception so that there will never be a question of propriety.
Body Image Issues and Lammily dolls. I've been a professional seamstress most of my adult life, and for the last 20 years a knitwear designer. As such, I've been very much exposed to the negative way women tend to view their bodies. There is no quick fix for this problem but I do think these dolls are a step in the right direction, plus they are very cute! The banner below is a clickable link that will take you to the Lammily website.