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Visit Amazon to get a copy of my new novel, pictured at right. This is something of an historical novel set simultaneously in present day South Carolina and last century Phoenix, Arizona. While the story is whimsey, the local color in old Phoenix is based on my real grandmother's memories of her childhood there. click here to see the book on Amazon. It is sold as a Kindle edition and is only $2.99
As of October 7, the download issues are fixed! :) Machine Knitting books are housed on a new, very efficient service. Loom knitting patterns are delivered via Ravelry. Both have been trouble free. Naturally, if you have a problem of any sort I want you to e-mail me but I think you'll have a happy experience.
If you want to give Answer Lady publications as a gift, the gift certificate option below is something to consider. This will allow the recipient of your gift to make her own selection. Certificates may be delivered via e-mail or you may print them out and present them in person.

INDEX The listings below are functional links.
Ask Jack-see new email info
Addi Adventures--projects for the Addi Kingsize
The Answer Lady's Machine Knitting Notebook*
Baby Patterns
Bare Minimum Bikini
Bigger Than Bulky Machine Knits
Bulky Cotton Top Collection
Can These Be Cables?
Circular Logic Sweaters
Cool Make-it-yourself Tools for Machine Knitters & Cheap Tricks--now one big book at a savings
Cotton Collection
Cozy Cottage bulky sampler
Every Which Way Reversible Cables for all machines
Fabulous Felted Bag Collection
Fabulous Felted Footwear Collection
Fabulous Felted Comforts: hats, toys, mittens and more
Fabulous Felted Vests and Jackets
Great Knitted Gifts
Herbs: The Answer Lady Tells All
Hundreds of Hat patterns
Kangaroo Covers--NEW! It's a whole book of blankets now
Keyhole Scarf Collection
Kid Stuff for Girls
Kimono Commotion
Knitting and Sew On
Made for Mid-gauge
Merry-Go-Round--a circle sweater that flatters all figures
Painted Ladies Sweater Collection
Personal Best
Ponchos with Panache
Socks of All Sorts Volumes 1 and 2
Snug as a Bug
Suitable for Framing--a while book of posh machine knitted purses and pouches
TOTALLY TUBULAR patterns and other things for sock machines
Vests with Men in Mind
Wanderlust Cables
Warm Hands Workbook-all kinds of mittens, gloves and fingerless gloves
loom knitting pattern index
HALF HAT for hand knitters

ask Jack  
Index of freebies  
News and Views magazine
index of YouTube videos with direct links to each one
link to Jack's seminar song

The Answer Lady & Ask Jack

If you have a machine that needs the attention of an expert, Jack will be happy to work on it for you. Please visit the Ask Jack page to find out how we arrange that.

Jack will still be happy to answer your mechanical questions and help you through your DIY machine maintenance projects as a courtesy service. Find out how to submit your question on the Ask Jack page.

Jack's page has information about his favorite chemicals for machine care and where to obtain them, work scheduling, safe shipping and a playlist of DIY repair videos. He will be working on the page adding more helps to it as time goes on. Ask Jack
A word about copyright
A copyright means that only the person holding it has the right to distribute the work in any form whatsoever. For the books and patterns on this site, that means that you may make as many copies as you need for your own personal use. I know that I make notes on mine, spill on them lose them and print myself more. You may do so as well. I also permit readers to produce knitted items and sell them using my patterns. Passing on the patterns in any form is the prohibited action. I think most of my customers respect that fact and understand that if copyright is breached, it soon becomes un-worthwhile for designers to publish. If you are working for a charity, have a scout troup or some such thing, contact me privately. I often give special permission for such situations. If I do, it will be accompanied by a letter that you should save, formally granting you an exception so that there will never be a question of propriety.
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