Who we are and how to reach us

Theresa Gaffey (theresa AT erazmus DOT com and Mary Lou Egan (mle AT mlegan DOT com) are the Yarnerinas. The Yarnerinas in the photo are an unknown woman, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Ilka Chase. They don’t hang out with MLE and TG, but we sure wish they could.

29 responses to “Who we are and how to reach us

  1. I purchase the tiger hat and received a confirmation from paypal, however I am not sure how to down load the pattern.
    I guess I didn’t read the directions. I thought it would just appear
    Sorry to be a bother
    Transaction ID: 23P83126MA660184T
    Item Price: $6.00 USD
    Total: $6.00 USD
    Item/Product Name: Tiger Hat
    Item/Product Number: 001
    Invoice ID: INV-T39MG8H1

  2. Tiger pattern downloaded and printed – good system.

    Love the pattern – cannot help grinning at the thought of 18 mo Darcy (DGS) hopefully wearing the hat this winter. I say hopefully, because so far he has treated all hats not glued to his noggin as frisbees. Oh, well !!

  3. Hi there! I tried the link to the Tiger Hat in order to buy the pattern (I mean, c’mon, how could I not?? It’s gorgeous!) but the page refuses to come up for me 😦 Any ideas?


  4. I loved your log cabin baby blankets. I bought cotton yarn at The Yarnery; have begun mine but am now worried about finished size. Can you remember finished dimensions of yours? How many colors and blocks? I bought 9 skeins of Cotton Classic in 8 colors (2 yellow). Afraid mine will turn out like a Frankenstein. Help! Thanks.

  5. I ordered the tiger hat pattern, my credit card has been billed, but I have not received the pattern. Can you please resend it to both the above address and to my work e-mail: barbara.ronningen@state.mn.us

  6. I love the yarni cardigan. How can I purchase a copy of the pattern?

  7. I can’t seem to find a link for ordering the Tiger Hat. Sorry to be so lame. Looking forward to knitting the hat…and happy to be contributing to Heifer.
    Thanks for your help,

  8. Really fun website and I love the photo. I’m very interested in the green shawl done with Louet Kidlin. It’s a dropped stitch pattern from the July y10th entry. Can you tell me about the pattern or where to get it? Thanks & happy new year.

  9. Is the tiger hat still available?

  10. Never mind – I just found it. Thanks anyway, though.

  11. Renee Des Voigne

    I just found your pattern for the “Basic Four Needle Mittens” on Ravelry but cannot find the pattern on your website. Is it still available?

    Would love to purchase a copy, please let me know if this is possible.

    Thank you.

  12. Need to knit some “interesting” baby blankets. Love the Stockinette Square No Sew Blanket — the baby versions shown. Is there a pattern and how could I get one? They are marvelous.


  13. hii i really want to reach u
    it is about my homework
    i have tomake up a product but which isnot in the market
    do u have any idea could u help me

  14. would u b willing to share the Voyageur’s tuque pattern?

  15. Just downloaded the Tiger hat pattern. It was too hard to resist! Keep up the great work in raising funds for HI. Thanks!

  16. Ilka Chase! She was quite a wild woman. She and her mother worked for Vogue. Her biography passed through my hands at some point and I read it. Real gossipy.

    Title: Past imperfect / Ilka Chase.
    Imprint: Garden City, N. Y. : Blue Ribbon Books, 1945, c1942.

    Then there’s this one:

    Title: Always in Vogue, by Edna Woolman Chase and Ilka Chase.
    Edition: [1st ed.]
    Imprint: Garden City, N. Y., Doubleday, 1954.

  17. I love that photograph of the 3 women – where did you find it?

  18. is the tiger hat still available?

  19. I have come to your blog via Knitty and SO happy to have found it! While I read blogs and knit or crochet pretty much all day long due to a chronic health condition, I am especially happy when I find a blog by someone quite possibly in my age group. Besides your beautiful knitting, I enjoy your blog in general and plan to read it regularly. Happy knitting!

  20. Hi!
    I saw a wonderful cable knit hat on the Ravelry website and for some reason it is not marked so that we can download it. I have included the link to it.
    Can you let me know if this hat is something I can download from you directly (the price was $5.00).
    Thanks so much.
    Mimi Greco


  21. I purchased the pattern FT-246, It says for the small one to repeat rows 1-15. At the knitting store, they said it was wrong and to repeat rows 1-9. Could you clarify which is correct? Or are you to go through the entire 1-24 and then repeat to 9 or 15?

  22. I enjoy, cause I found just what I was having a look for.
    You have ended my four day long hunt! God Bless you man.
    Have a nice day. Bye

  23. Thank you for every other wonderful article. Where else may anybody get that
    type of info in such an ideal manner of writing?
    I’ve a presentation subsequent week, and I’m at the search for such information.

  24. I have purchased the Kombu Cowl and I am having difficulty getting the correct gauge. The pattern calls for US 4 /5mm needles. Is this a typo? I thought a US4 = 3.5mm. Just love the pattern and the Crystal Palace Mini Mochi is lovely. Cecilia

  25. Hi,

    I was given your craft activism book over Christmas and saw the “sleight of hands mittens”. I was very excited to make a pair.

    I have gotten to where to begin the thumb. And I am afraid the pattern makes little sense. It could be my own stupidity, having never made a thumb before. But I do not understand how to even begin. I have cast on the 8 extra scrap stitches. Then it says I should knit to the end. But that would make the circumference much larger than it need to be? Unless I am missing something, they look like the same measurement all the way down.

    When it comes to the part of the pattern to make the thumb it mentions the back stitches, which come from no where? They are not mentioned before in the pattern.

    It is a very difficult to understand pattern and I have no way to troubleshoot it as YouTube does not have the same pattern as the one you have created.

    It feels as if the pattern is missing a large chunk of information, such as moving the stitches onto a holder, which is all I can imagine needs to be done, but it is never mentioned.

    Help would be much appreciated!


  26. Good Evening, I was directed to your blog by a comment you made of an Eleanor Roosevelt photograph you have in your office of her knitting at UN meeting. Where did you purchase/find the photo? I would love to hang this in my office. Warm regards, A fellow knitter

  27. Thanks so much for you generosity in sharing “Stained.” It’s gorgeous. Could you tell me which colour way you used?

  28. I asked many friends if they remembered petticoat day. They remembered Only pagan May Day -May pole celebrations of spring with ribbons and flowers.
    I was raised in a colonial area of N New Jersey…Morristown. I dreaded May Day thru the 60s as ..The BOYS flipped up our skirts to see if we had a petticoat. And I do remember some chants of 🎶1st of May petticoat day🎶. Boys got a pass on this behavior ! By the 70s we could wear pants , things changed.
    Does this rite happen anywhere today?
    Would love to know.
    Leigh kent Ord

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