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NEW Adventure: the answer lady & friends app
The app is called "the answer lady & friends" in which we can discuss topics of mutual interest: Knitting of all kinds, sewing, crochet, gardening and food. The goal is to enjoy a more protected and pleasant social experience than is presently available. It also has some free resources for knitters.

I am not a coder so I have worked through a service.The app contains ads so I can afford it. I don't get to choose the ads so use good sense about clicking them.

I've set the app up to demand the minimum amount of information for our safety and privacy. You will have to create a user name and password as with most social apps. 

Since it is not yet on Google play, you'll need to tell your phone or tablet to allow installation of apps from unknown sources.

Download link is at right. Hope to see you soon!

Ida Mae and Me: Same Centuries, New Adventures Ida Mae and Me: Same Centuries, New Adventures
My patterns appear in Country Knitting of Maine News and Views and in the books sold on and also in my Ravelry store. There is only one legal place to get the magazine and that is from Country Knitting of Maine. The only legal sources for my books are and my Ravelry store.
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 this is the ONLY one of my books for Addis
The Answer Lady's Machine Knitting Notebook*
Baby Patterns
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!
Girl Talk for American Girl and similar dolls
Great Knitted Gifts
Heavenly Heels Socks
Herbs: The Answer Lady Tells All- not knitting! Another passion
Hilarious Hampers

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 & More Merry (circle sweaters)
Mostly Classic Cables-hand knitted looking cables for machines
Oolala-barely there wear for machine knitters
Painted Ladies Sweater Collection
Personal Best
Ponchos with Panache
Ravishing Raglans
Scrumptious Scrunchies
Sideways Styles for Standards and Mid-gauge/Bulky
Sock Books-there are 6 to choose from
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
Top Down Togs
TOTALLY TUBULAR patterns and other things for sock machines
Terrific Tunics
Vests with Men in Mind
Wanderlust Cables
Warm Hands Workbook-all kinds of mittens, gloves and fingerless gloves
Winsome Wraps

Socks of All Sorts for Knitting Looms
Loom knitting patterns are on my Ravelry store here

Loom Knitting videos: traditional looms
Kiss loom videos
Ravelry store
index of machine Knitting YouTube videos on machine knitting SKILLS
Index of Machine Knitting Maintenance and Repair Vides-ASK JACK
Sewing and sewing machine repair videos index
Charity Knitting article
gardening and herbal skills videos index
Buying your first knitting machine

resource page for parts, chemicals, yarns, etc.
download issues & other help
How Shall I Knit for thee?-a comparison of the merits of hand, machine and loom knitting
Keeping Maine Warm contest & hat charity
subscribe to News and Views magazine
Index of freebies
Essays and stories
Sponge Bar Woes
Two cones are better than One
Second Hand Success--on buying successfully
Ask Jack Articles
Free Purse Pattern
machine knitting terms defined download
No-roll Scarf with "Cable"-free pattern

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

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.