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4 months agoHobbies / Knitting : Yarn Harlot

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

sheep!

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...

Book Review: Knit Your Own Royal Wedding

Title: Knit Your Own Royal WeddingAuthor: Fiona GoblePublisher: Andrews McMeel PublishingISBN: 978-1-4494-0924-1Approximate Retail Price: $17.99 USDCraft: KnittingOkay knitted amigurumi enthusiasts, this book is for you! To commemorate...Show More Summary

you try first

Have you ever tried to spin? Well, I haven't. The whole thing intrigues and intimidates me all at the same time. Andrea's beautiful shop carries spinning kits, complete with very detailed directions and some really wonderful colors of wool roving. Show More Summary

swayed

You all are the best. Thank you SO much for all of the suggestions for the name of the suede cowl. I could not love each and every suggestion more! Honestly, each one could have been the perfect name. I ended up having to consult with my friend, Michelle, who helped me narrow it down to a few. Show More Summary

name it

This is some of my favorite yarn:I just love the texture of suede. Years ago, I was into making triangle wraps out of it and since then have thought about what I could use it for now.I had two balls left in my stash and decided on a cowl. Show More Summary

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