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So Many Years

Over the years I've taken many knitting classes, several from Nancy Bush, who is our resident guru of all things folk, especially all things Estonian. Nancy taught me to knit socks (cr. 1995), lace, colorwork, and anything folk oriented. She brought in other designers, such as Elizabeth Zimmerman (I missed that class) and Sally Melville. Wooly West was a fabulous shop and we Salt Lake knitters were very fortunate as Nancy brought the world of knitting to our feet. 

This weekend our local Knitter's Guild sponsored classes from the inimitable Nancy Bush and I was fortunate enough to take the Estonian Lace Sampler and a Roositud class. I took the same classes many years ago (maybe 15ish years), but enjoyed them just as much this time around, maybe more. 


The classes were a birthday present to myself, as today is (are you ready for this,  my 66th birthday. Also, over a dozen years ago I started this blog, so this day holds a double celebration. My life changed the day I hit publish for the first time (2550 posts and 72,000 comments later) and I cannot tell you how fortunate I am to have so many dear friend, near and far, seen and imaginary, as I do today. You have all made my life better, richer, broader, and more dear. Thank you, friends. 


Happy, happy birthday!!! I love you!!! Have an amazing day! 💙

Happy Birthday!

Happy, happy birthday, dear Margene! I hope you have a great day today and a wonderful year ahead. I feel very fortunate to have the pleasure of reading your blog and my life is better because of it, and because of you!

Happy birthday, mazal tov and all the best.

Enjoy your birthday! I'm so grateful you hit publish that first time--your blog has been one of my favorites over the years, and I've loved getting to see your beautiful work and life! xxx

Happy birthday! So glad that your blog brought us together.

Happy Birthday and thank you for always sharing your world with all of us. Wishing you many beautiful blue skies and days ahead.

Happy Birthday Margene. Whether you believe it or not, you've been a very positive influence in the world at large.


Happy Birthday Margene! Thank YOU for bringing so much to us and making Utah seem just a little bit closer. Have a wonderful day and year ahead!

Happy Margene Day! So wonderful you could celebrate with a knitting theme!

Happy, happy birthday! May it be filled with all your favorite things!

Happy birthday! What a wonderful way to celebrate.

Happy birthday! So glad you had a memorable celebration!

happy anniversary, happy birthday and happy Pi day, I enjoy coming to visit your blog!

Happy effin' birthday, grrrlfriend! I'm so glad I know you!

Happy Birthday Margene!! I'm so glad that you hit "publish"! Have a great day!

I hope your day is filled with all things good and happy!

Happy birthday, Margene. :)

Happy Birthday, Margene! Happy Blogiversary, too!

Love your Roositud - such fun to make, and oh so easy!

Happy 66th!!! My 68th is just around the corner....

I love your blog and have been reading it for 7 years. Just started back at the beginning so I will eventually have read them all. Your shawls are beautiful and were my inspiration to try lace knitting. Also, I joined Postcrossing after reading one of your posts.

Happy, happy birthday, Margene! I am SO GLAD you hit PUBLISH -- and I'm so glad you're my friend (in real life and blog life, both). XOXOXO

(But - oh, man! I'd love to sit in on a Nancy Bush class! Wow.)

Happy Birthday, Margene! Also, happy blogaversary! Thank you for sharing with us. I have been a follower for several years and want to thank you (and Kym) for introducing me to Mary Oliver's poetry.

I hope you’re having a fabulous birthday day.

It is funny as a reader to feel that so many people (bloggers) are friends, even though I have never had the chance to meet them - but by virtue of this blog (and so many others), let us have a window into your world. Thank you and congratulations on your special day! Thank you for inviting us in!

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