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  My Requests For A Wool Tassle Were Ignored
But this one works too! It's been a turbulent 2 years - too quiet around the blog on my part and all-too unquiet everywhere else! Thanks for sticking with me as I powered through my MFA.

I'm taking a week off (from everything), then I'll be headed over the pond to go bananas at UK Ravelry Day. I'll be teaching alongside Meg Swansen, Wooly Wormhead, Debbie Bliss, and many others whose presence I am absolutely honored to be in!

Here's to a new chapter - one where there is much more time for knitting!

Congratulations! Have a great time in the UK and I look forward to your further knitting adventures.

Well done! Looking forward to seeing more of you and your projects in the future. Have a great time in the UK. I'm envious!

Congrats on your sterling accomplishments. And the future holds more time for stepping out to meet new knitting friends, I hope.

Wow, what company you will be in! Your the new star on the block.

Enjoy and looking forward to your new future.


And a wool tassel would have been so perfect!

Congratulations! I just finished most of Girasole. I am at the knitted edge point. I loved working the whole thing. Hopefully, I can figure out how to do this edging. I have never done one, and I just don't 'get' what I'm supposed to do. Once, while pre-reading directions for a lace shawl, I told a friend that I didn't understand what I was going to do. She gave me good advice " just do it. It will come to you as you knit it". She was totally right, so when I get some quiet time, I am going to sit and start knitting.. it will come to me..
I look forward to more wonderful things from you now that you aren't studying.

Congratulations! Have a wonderful time in the UK.

Congrats on the MFA!

Yay! Congratulations!

Congratulations on your amazing accomplishments!

Wonderful picture - it just made me smile :o)
Congrats on finishing your MFA and all the best for your knitty future.

Congratulations and enjoy UK Ravelry Day! I think it will be a great new chapter!

Congratulations on finishing your MA! My husband just finished his MA (human development) so I know how exciting it can be! We'd love to have you in our shop in CA, so if you decide to make the rounds in CA, add Compatto Yarn Salon to your list! :)

Many congratulations! And best wishes on the Next Thing (whatever It is!) Your loyal fans await.

Congratulations! Have a great trip to the UK!

Congrats! I look forward to your further [knitting] adventures.

Congratulations! Love the tassel shot.

So they did not honor your request for a wool tassel...make your own! I'm sure you have a few yards of wool laying around somewhere. If not, let me know and I'll make one for you :-)


Congratulations on earning the tassel and welcome back. We've missed you.

Congrats Jared! It's a pretty good feeling to finally earn that Master's :) I know I was pretty happy when mine was done!


Congratulations! Enjoy your well earned break--I can't wait to see what you come back with!

Congratulations! Enjoy the ease of the well-earned time-off, it sounds like an ideal time.

Congratulations! And many Hurrahs!!! I think graduating is one of the best feelings in the world - and that's because it's so earned.

MFA and UK = AOK!

Looking forward to your next chapter.

Congratulations!! I just finished a master's myself so I know the feeling -- isn't it a great one? (I walk Thursday. I think I'm going to sneak some socks in in case things get boring!)


Have a wonderful trip!

Congratulations Jared!! And have a great time in the UK (very jealous over here!!!)

Can't wait to see what comes next.

Congratulations!! What an honor and an achievement and I can't want to see what's next for you.

Congratulations Jared!!!! I love that photo and the accomplishment that it represents. Enjoy the UK! Looking forward to hearing about your adventures when you return.

Congratulations on your MFA!!!
Have a wonderful time in the UK. I'm really looking forward to seeing the results of your additional knitting time.

Have fun in the UK! My boyfriend lives there and I love visiting. Have fun at the Ravelry thing!

Congrats, MFA!!

Hooray and congratulations! Wool or not, you earned that tassel, so be proud of it.


Congrats on finishing your MFA, you completely deserve an awesome week off. :)

What will be you teaching about?

I am one of those you will be teaching on UK Rav Day and I am delighted about it! I only wish that day would last 48 hours with all the interesting things do do and see.

Will bring my Girasole along with me. See you there!

Congratulations! Enjoy your trip! And cheers to many happy new knits!

Congrats!! Isn't it weird how now it seems like the time flew by, even though at the beginning it seemed that it was going to take the rest of your life? Looking forward to many more of your great designs.

Congratulations Jared! Have a great time in the UK!

Woo hoo!! Congratulations, o degreed one! What was your concentration in for your MFA? Fiber arts, or is that too obvious? Will there be a show?

Congratulations! What a good accomplishment!

congratulations! i've been reading your blog the last two years as i finished up my msw. it was refreshing to see your beautiful photography and read about your journey through grad school...one i could relate to myself. thanks and i look forward to new and great projects from a wonderful designer!

Well done. Now you have the creds and the talent, go forth and take on the world!

Congratulations on achieving your goal! I'm actually amazed that you found *any* knitting/designing time in the middle of grad school craziness. Have a great time in the UK, and I can't wait to see what beautiful new things you create for us to admire/knit in the future!

WONDERFUL!!! Congratulations!!!

Three cheers to you! Have fun in the UK.....I'm going to be teaching at the Ravelry knitcamp next summer....will you be there too?

Congrats and have a safe flight.

Congratulations and enjoy your trip to what is "home" for me. Even though I am now a US citizen and lived in the US for 14 years!

Wow, you did that WHILE you were blogging and coming up with all the great patterns?! Can't wait to see what you do now!!!

Congratulations! Enjoy your time off.
I'll miss your postings.

Good for you. Sounds like a big life change is happening. Looking forward to your class at Knitch in Atlanta this Fall.

congratulations on your MFA! wishing you well in your masterful endeavors. enjoy your well deserved trip!

Congratulations! Enjoy your time off and I LOVE that picture.

Congratulations!! Enjoy your much needed and deserved time off!

Way awesome. Congratulations and enjoy your first week of freedom!

Congratulations!!! In my mind you have still been VERY productive while in school...I can only imagine what you'll be capable of now!

Have a wonderful time in the UK!

Congratulations on your MFA.

Congratulations!It must be such a relief and a bit of a letdown too. I remember what it was like after an undergrad and then 2 grad degrees all in a row. Enjoy your adventures and I look forward to sharing them :-)

Congratulations, Jared! I'm looking forward to what this new chapter brings for us knitters and spinners!


Congratulations! We're all proud of you and I hope you're proud of yourself as well! =D

Well, it appears this has been said before, but congratulations!


Congratulations Jared. We all look forward to your next accomplishments!

Wow, congratulations and best wishes!

My sincerest congratulations to you! This is so huge, and you must be so excited to be done!! What are your plans now?
Congrats and enjoy your time in the UK (and some well deserved time off :D )

Congrats!!! I look forward to see more of your beautiful photographs and wonderful patterns. Thank you for sharing with us.

Congratulations! Enjoy your time in the UK - I'm quite sure that they will feel honored being in your presence as well - it will all be mutual aoration:)

Congratulations! Love your blog, your patterns, and your photography of the FOs. I really admire your design sense. Enjoy your trip and well-deserved break.

Happy for you, congratulations. Keep up the great work!

Congratulations! Can't wait to see what's next for you!

How exciting! Congrats and salutations! :D

Have a wonderful and magical time away in the UK - you've earned it!

Can't wait to see what is next.

Enjoy the UK!

Congratulations Jarrod, didnt I tell you that one day you would be a famous designer, well in magazines, but you've already achieved that so this is the next exciting step. I look forward to seeing much more knitting too.

Absolutely spectacular baby blanket. Congratulations Jared on your MFA!!

Congrats on finishing your MFA! I look forward to seeing what you do next.

Congratulations, Jared!!

Congratulations on your MFA & enjoy Great Britain. I graduated today also & hopefully now will have time to attempt some of your incredible patterns. You are extremely talented and inspiring.

wow! congratulations on such a major achievement! best wishes!

Congratulations! I can't wait to see what you do now that you won't be so buried with school projects.

Congratulations, Jared. Have fun in England!

Happy Days! Congratulations Jared!

I noticed the other day that a large percentage of my knitting is using patterns that are on your website. Weird, but true. :) I can't wait to see what you'll come out with next.



Congratulations on you degree! And yay! for more knitting time :-)


Enjoy the UK, it sounds like lots of fun!

Wow! Congratulations! And best wishes for your next steps. Have a blast in the UK.

woo-hoo!! congrats!! will you be publishing a dissertation?

Congratulations on your MFA! Have fun in the UK. I'm certain the other designers consider themselves just as honored to be teaching alongside you.

Awesome! Great job finishing your work. I hate to tell you, but the amount of "free time" doesn't go up in proportion to the "course work time". It's a silly freak of nature...but enjoy the additional knitting time!

Congratulations! Looking foward to more of your beautiful knits.

What an accomplishment! Congratulations!


Congratulations on a wonderful accomplishment. Enjoy your trip -- you have certainly earned it.

Congratulations Jared! Enjoy your trip :)

I enjoy your blog so much (regardless of how often you post) and your designs. Looking forward to seeing you and learning from you at UK Rav Day!

Blessings for the next adventure, and CONGRATS on the MFA!

Heartfelt congratulations, and safe travels.

Congratulations! I'd love to see more of your works so SATY WITH US! :D


Congrats on finishing your MFA!!

Congratulations! Enjoy your trip!

Congratulations Jared!!! Your hard work will pay off and I know you are so proud!

AND I am soooo jealous of your UK Ravelry trip! :) Have lots of fun (and maybe one pic to show us! Haha)

Until next fiber time!

Congratulations! School is tough to get through at any point in life - and congrats on teaching in the big leagues too! Now you KNOW you've made it in the "knitting world"!

Mazel tov on graduation, Jared!

Congratulations on the MFA. Well done. I'm looking forward to see what you will be up to next.

Congratulations on getting your MFA! I'll be attending your Aran class and I am thrilled! Have a good flight. Cheers!

Boy, I wish I had an MFA. now in the second half of my life I've suddenly turned right brained!. I really enjoy your knits and blog. Keep at it!

congratulations! =^..^=

Congratulations Jared, I've been a reader for what seems like years and have you listed in my favorites on my blog but I've never posted a comment before (unless you count my comments on the Hemlock Ring I made last summer). Here's to wonderful new patterns and lots of inspiration in the coming year.

Tora in Chagrin Falls, Ohio

Congratulations! Have a merry time in the UK!

WOW you are to be congratulated. A great accomplishment....you deserve to have a week or 2 off....cg

COOL! Oh to be a student in that class. Those lucky Brits! =)


Wooo ooo
Congratulations!!!!! I hope you have some fantastically selfindulgent time for the next few weeks :)


Here's to the future!

WAY TO GO!! what a great accomplishment to add to your many obvious talents!

Congrats! A trip to the UK is a perfect way to celebrate such an accomplishment.

Frankly, I didn't know you were working on an MFA and teaching and knitting. If this has been a "slow" couple of years, I'm scared to see the ramp up.

Hey! With a little one, there truly and honestly more important, let me say, most important things in life to attend to! Have a wonderful time in the UK, you certainly deserve to be there !

Well done, you! And aren't we lucky to have the promise of more of your delicious knitting!

Congratulations! Looking forward to seeing you at UK Rav Day. I'm all signed up for your "plan you own aran" workshop. Sue

Ooo, the company you keep! Safe journey to you. Can't wait to hear how it all went.

Marvelous! Congrats and I look forward to seeing what good things the future brings for you.

WOOHOO!!! Way to go, Jared! Congratulations!! Love the non-wool tassel!

Habitat Hat: I just purchased this pattern on ravelry, and I’m so excited about starting it. I have a question, if I wanted to make it a slouchier tam-type hat, would it be possible to repeat chart A a second time? Would the stitches line up, because it looks that way.


oops... ravelry ID underreigns

Congratulations, Jared! Enjoy your UK Ravelry experience. Sounds like a great way to celebrate your accomplishment!

Congratulations. I am only an occasional commenter but I want to say I am so proud of you. Everything you have accomplished during the last 2 years is so amazing, and what a great graduation present to be going to England! And to be in such company! Hooray for you.

Congratulations, Jared. It must be a wonderful sense of accomplishment. I am happy for you!
We look forward to having you at Knitty City on September 29th!
All good things, always,
Phyllis Howe

Like everyone else has said - Congrats! As someone who just finished an M.A. (Forensic Psychology), I know how you're feeling! It's great to knit without feeling guilty about the school work you could be doing!
Good luck - I'm sure you have a very bright future ahead of you!

Congratulations! :-) And thank you for being ever-inspiring and sharing.

Congratulations! I'm sure everyone else will agree that we look forward to hearing more from you. The quality of your work is wonderful.

Congrads! Glad you made it through.

Congratulations! I enjoy your blog.

Hello! You don't know me but I have been inspired by many of your patterns and now am dying to make your gorgeous baby blanket. So I've nominated you for an inspiration award! Check it out at www.resipsaknitDOTblogspotDOTcom


Way to go - maybe this is a dense question, but MFA in what?? I'd love to continue on after my BFA, but family first.

Congratulations on your graduation. I hope you enjoy a much s=deserved break.

Congratulations!! Such an accomplishment!

Congrats!!! Here's to your next chapter!

Congratulations, Jared!!!
And have fun teaching among the (other) luminaries.

Congratulations!!! That is such an amazing accomplishment!

And have fun in the UK. I bet all those other instructors are saying the same thing about you!

COngrats Jared!!!! You work so hard :)



Congratulations! Revel in your "free" time!

Congratulations and Godspeed as you embark on this new chapter!

You absolutly deserve to be up there with Meg and Debbie. You are up there for me and you are the finest photographer of your own work.

Congratulations on this wonderful accomplishment! And thank you for all of the knitting inspiration.

Congratulations Jared. Don't feel too overawed...I'd find it hard myself...in the presence of those Knitting Icons. You are becoming one yourself. Thanks for sharing some of your free time with us blog readers/knitters. You are inspiring.

Congratulations Jared! You deserve it! And I love your work!

Huge congrats!!!

Congratulations on earning your MFA. You deserve it!

Now kick it back a notch and go enjoy your free time.

Congratulations! Can't wait to see more of your work... you take the most amazing pictures.

Congratulations! My son just got his BA on Thursday, and is ready for a rest, can only imagine how ready you must be! Have fun on your trip.

Given your knitting, design and photography, this is clearly a well-earned MFA. Congratulations on finishing and on the fine reputation you have built for yourself along the way. I wish you lots of luck with whatever comes next and look forward to knitting many more of your elegant designs in the future. Cheers!

Hooray for you. I hope both your private and working vacations are great. Hope to see you in Virginia again some time.

Congrats Mr. Tweed, enjoy your week off... can't wait to read about more of your knitting adventures!

Congrats on your MFA! Enjoy your trip across the pond! But please come back safe and sound to begin that new chapter!!!

While I've only just discovered your blog, I'd like to add my congratulations to the pile. I know how it feels to finally finish something as big as that! Looking forward to more knitting news.

Hooray for you! What an awesome accomplishment! I can't wait to see what comes pouring off your needles :)

Given your knitting, design and photography, this is clearly an MFA well-earned. Congratulations on the pinnacle of so much hard work. I love your designs and look forward to seeing much more from you in the future. Enjoy your well-deserved break. Cheers!

hope you enjoy yourself on our "sunny" little island. we've had pretty good weather this week, so i hope it repeats itself whilst you are here. also, i have that same ikea storage table thing :)

That looks like a lovely monochromatic wool pile.
Enjoy your Ravelry day. All those great knitters - yourself included! Hoping to see more superb knits on your blog. :)

Mazel Tov, Jared!! Best wishes to you as you begin the next chapter.

Congratulations! Have a good trip.

Margie in Maryland

Congratulations! That is awesome. Enjoy your time off.

Yay Jared! Congrats!

Congratulations, Jared! Have a good time with the Brits and do enjoy a pint and fish and chips. The Cadbury's chocolate is fabulous too -- my Yorkshire friend says it's all about the cows!

Marilyn from City Knitting in Grand Rapids, MI.

Congratulations! Can't wait to see what you do next.

Jared, congratulations on the MFA. So much hard work, so much time and concentration, but so much talent! You are (along with a couple of others, I am enthusiastic in many directions) my idol and I love your blog and your photos and your knits. Did you do an MFA show? Is there a link please please please?


Woo HOO! Congrats!!

Congratulations your accomplishment! I've been following your blog and love your designs and photographs -- looking forward to many more :-)

Congratulations your accomplishment! I've been following your blog and love your designs and photographs -- looking forward to many more :-)

So happy for you! You have worked hard for this degree. I know you feel good to have it behind you!!! I can hardly wait to see what you have in store for us!
Sincere Congratulations!

Congratulations! You must be thrilled to begin a new chapter in your life. I look forward to more frequent blog posts and your gorgeous photos/eye candy!

Safe travels. What a great way to celebrate!

Fabulous! Congratulations! I love the tassel display. I will say that I have on occasion *added* extra danglies to my mortarboard during a commencement ceremony. I bet any tassel designed by you would have been much more fabulous. That said, the one you earned is fantastic. All best wishes on the next stage of your journey.

I've been thinking about you lately. Congrats.


Congratulations on your MFA. I've enjoyed your blog and your beautiful pictures. Looking forward to your post about UK Ravelry Day.

Congratulations, Jared! I know what a big deal that degree is!

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