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A Little Bit of Everything

On Slowing Down and Appreciating the Important Things

Posted by Lee Ann Petropoulos on

September and October always feel so busy. It didn't used to be that way. I remember looking forward to those couple of months after the kids started school when I could finally take a deep breath, shop at stores that had little knick-knacky (breakable) things, and stroll the path by the Back Bay watching leaves fall and listening to the blue jays argue with each other. I spent more time knitting and reading - life in general began to move at a more relaxed pace. I don't know how it happened. I am tempted to blame it on opening a...

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Infinite Possibility

Posted by Lee Ann Petropoulos on

I happen to be one of those people who absolutely will not do things the way they are told. And I am stubborn.

It's apparently a genetic flaw of some sort - I have this intense need to go my own way - I can't follow the rules. As it turns out, this even applies when I wrote the rules.

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Why are we "ewe"nique?

Posted by Lee Ann Petropoulos on

It can be awfully hard to articulate why you think you are special. It's very difficult to navigate that social line between communicating value and being a blowhard. That's especially true when you are more concerned about beauty, environment and community than "hitting the big time". I'll be honest, Yiayia Black Sheep was founded because I live too far away from all the other yarn shops in the area. It was a totally selfish endeavor. However, once you decide that you are going to do a thing, you have to answer some hard questions about the how and the why....

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Shawl's Well That Ends Well

Posted by Lee Ann Petropoulos on

The first in the Game of Shawls series is a wrap (hahaha - see what I did there?)

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"Where's Me Jumper?"

Posted by Lee Ann Petropoulos on

Some things get stuck in your head and take up residence in the basement of your brain. They pop up at really random times and leave you chuckling to yourself while everyone else in the room moves two steps back just in case this is the day you finally snap. 

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