Knitting for the Apocalypse

But the fact that knitting-related businesses, in particular, are seeing a boost during this time of social and economic stress fits a historical pattern. When Danielle Romanetti opened her yarn shop in Alexandria, Va., in 2009, it was the pit of the Great Recession. Loans were nearly impossible to get, and for the most part,…

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Weeding Tips for Your Garden

Athletes and coaches study game tapes of their opponents, looking for weaknesses and other clues on how to get the upper hand. That’s how gardeners should look at weeds, learning as much as they can about the plants and all their moves. The process starts with learning the names, because without knowing who’s who, we…

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The Dirty Secret About Weeding

Athletes and coaches study game tapes of their opponents, looking for weaknesses and other clues on how to get the upper hand. That’s how gardeners should look at weeds, learning as much as they can about the plants and all their moves. The process starts with learning the names, because without knowing who’s who, we…

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The Little Wedding on the Deck

Ashley Gruber always made a point of paying attention in church. This helped salvage her wedding. Ms. Gruber and her fiancé, Jeph Mwaituka, had planned to be married March 21 before 230 guests, some traveling from as far as Tanzania, when group-gathering restrictions because of the coronavirus started tightening in Alabama. “It went from 50…

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