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a new project

So, I'm over here still working on Madge. (Soon to start the second sleeve. Yippee!) But just couldn't help myself and had to cast on a We Are Knitters kit; the Folie Vest. I am C R A Z Y about this stitch. It's called the Loop Stitch. Show More Summary

Weekly Wrap-Up: Lesson 19

6 months agoHobbies / Knitting : Yarn Miracle

At the beginning of the school year, I thought we might want to use a white board but I wasn’t really sure how much we’d use it. So I ordered a $30 whiteboard from Amazon and used big clamps to attach it to Ellie’s easel. That worked great until she grew. The past few weeks, […]


The sheep I’ve been working on since around book fair time is close to finished. He’s only missing a head and ears. Oh, and a tail. Disassembled toys can be confusing to look at. Or maybe just disturbing. I used … Continue reading ?

This time it’s for real

I am 46 years old, and I think I can tell you that I’m just about over having crushes. The thing with Prince remains eternal, but I’ve accepted in my heart that we could never be together. I’ve believed since … Continue reading ?

Like a Willie Nelson Song

I’m almost packed, I just have to add my knitting to the suitcase and then I’m off to the airport.   I’ll get to Minneapolis just in time for the opening of Yarnover, and I’m really looking forward to it.  … Continue reading ?

weelicious lunches

Have you seen this beautiful cookbook? Catherine McCord didn't leave a thing out of this cookbook. Nutrition, color, fun lunches keeping in mind those with gluten, nut, egg, and dairy restrictions. See! Up there! It's the chalkboard place mats! The book includes fruits, vegetables, proteins and carbohydrates. Show More Summary

scenes from sunday

I just downloaded about 10 days worth of photos and decided to post these to remember how great the weekend was. You know, cause sometimes Monday's can be a bit challenging. Remembering all the great things in life makes e v e r y t h i n g better. Show More Summary

Color Work Fun!

Color work has always been a favorite of mine. From playing with yarns and planning the colors, to watching the pattern grow as I knit, to wearing those extra warm finished projects, it is a pure joy. A lot of...

On The Blocking Mats: Lazy Katy

Lazy Katy, by Birgit Freyer, was a truly delightful knit! This very simple, asymmetrical shawl is knit in stockinette stitch from the short side to the long side and then stitches are picked up to knit the lace edging. The lace edging...Show More Summary

On The Needles: Lazy Katy

So I cast on Lazy Katy by Birgit Freyer today in Noro Taiyo Sock yarn, colorway #3 on US Size 8 needles. So far, the pattern is extremely easy and terrific mindless knitting. What's concerning me a tad is all of the comments from knitters who've knit it, who've had trouble with the edging. Show More Summary

Sock HO

As the Stockinette Zombies say, I have a HO! (Half-finished Object) This is a vanilla sock (my absolutely favorite socks to knit), meaning it's a plain, stockinette st sock. It was knit toe-up, using Wendy D. Johnson's pattern, Gusset Heel Basic Socks, from her book, Socks From the Toe Up. Show More Summary

kendama craze... and a giveaway

Have you seen these things?They are what my boys are currently obsessed with. I mean obsessed. They are called Kendama's and they originated in the 1600's. I couldn't be happier that it has caught their attention. Keeping them off the video games and computer. Show More Summary


Sheeped Away from Junaid Chundrigar on Vimeo. via Chris

Fiction Book Review & Giveaway!: Pretty by Jillian Lauren

Book Title: PrettyAuthor: Jillian LaurenPublisher: Plume (Penguin)Genre: FictionLength: 288pp Available Formats: Paperback, eBookISBN: 978-0-452-29734-0Approx. Retail Price: $15.00 USD / $17.00 Can. Pretty is the story of Bebe (Beth) Baker. Show More Summary

All of the Cool Kids Are Doing It...

I've always been a good girl. Sure, who hasn't experimented with sock knitting? And yes, there was a brief time in college when I was curious about Entrelac. And... I do admit to crocheting to relax. But I drew the line there! Or at least I thought I did. Show More Summary

Weekend Getaway: Lake Tahoe

For my husband's birthday we decided to take a drive to gorgeous Lake Tahoe for some R&R. It was our first time back since March where the snow fall was nearly 14 feet! Our first night was at Sugar Pine...

Bare Feet

The Bear’s feet have really been`a struggle. I only kept the ones with promise. Then I realized that I was going about it the wrong way. I want a round, sticky-out, foot-like foot, so I spent a lot of time trying to make rounded toes without putting a seam along the top. Then I looked [...]

Friendship Bracelet Tutorial: 4 sided braid

As promised the tutorial for the 4 sided braid! I tried explaining it in a comment on Flickr but then I figured it would be best just to write up a tutorial for those who want to make one! I...

WiP Wednesday

It was only a matter of time. Once Abalone was finished, I couldn’t hold myself back any longer. My summer of socks had to begin. So I wound up The Skein With No Name from the last RSC Shipment of 2010 and put it in my knitting bag with an empty pair of needles. I [...]

Friday Links: Knitting Techniques Edition

I know I've mentioned time and again things I think all knitters should know. So instead of having you go google crazy I did ya'll a favor and listed my favorites right here. Actually, I did myself this favor because...

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