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Knitting, crafting, and all-round awesomeness. 2017-07-07T18:27:15Z
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Summer Vacation

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 11:00

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Last summer, I had been feeling really overwhelmed with a lot of big decisions and transitions, and it’s amazing when I see how different my life is now from then. But one thing is the same – I’m feeling the need for a break. So I decided that I’m going to take a little summer

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Modification Monday: Full Length Deschain

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 11:00

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Original Pattern: Deschain Knitters Extraordinaire: Susannah (Ravelry ID) Mods: Susannah created this amazing modified Deschain pullover by casting on fewer stitches on both sides, lengthening the sweater, added waist shaping, and lengthened the arms to compensate for the reduced width. Details on her mods can be found on her Project page. What Makes This Awesome:

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Pin Ups and Link Love: My Favourite Things This Week

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 11:00

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My Favourite Articles and Links This Week Wait, you don’t need to peel a kiwi? Mind. Blown. How to support a friend who is dealing with anxiety. How to fall asleep in under a minute. I think it takes me a bit longer, but it does work! This was an interesting read, about how the

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Modification Monday: Misty Dissent

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 11:00

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Original Pattern: Dissent and Misty Meadow Knitter Extraordinaire: Joy (Ravelry ID) Mods: Combined elements of two different shawls into one new shawl! Details can be found on her project page, here. What Makes This Awesome: It sounds complicated to combine two different shawl patterns, but Joy did it brilliantly and made lots of common sense

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Pin Ups and Link Love: My Favourite Things This Week

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 16:04

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My Favourite Articles and Links This Week An interesting source of inspiration: The Museum of Failure. I wish I could search on Netflix for these genre labels. Summer can sometimes feel like a bit of a creative slump, so here are 13 ways to nurture your creativity this summer. I can’t believe I just read

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Dyeing Yarn: My First Time

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 11:00

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I have been dragging my feet on this blog post, all because I was disappointed with my photos. But considering I took a full day yarn dying workshop and tried my hand at dyeing yarn for the very first time, it seemed a shamed to not share the experience because of less-than-great photos. So here

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Modification Monday: Sparkles and Rainbows

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 11:00

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Original Pattern: Savannah Chaps Knitter Extraordinaire: Sarah (Ravelry ID) Mods: Changed the original zebra pattern to a unicorn! More photos can be found on her project page, here. What Makes This Awesome: Who knew a zebra could look so magical? I’ve knit the original pattern before, and I love it (plus, it’s actually 3 patterns in

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Pin Ups and Link Love: My Favourite Things This Week

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 11:00

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My Favourite Articles and Links This Week These gigantic crocheted urchins are so beautiful!! I wish I could see them in person. Knitting as espionage during World War I and II. 13 easy things to reduce stress in your day-to-day life. If you are interested in Pinterest for small businesses, I was on the Business of

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Modification Monday: Dandelion in a Breeze

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 11:00

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And the winner of the Pom Pom Quarterly Giveaway is … Nicole! The draw was randomly selected based on comments, and her winning comment was: “I love Fete! It might be the bright color, but I love the splash of grey against the pink. It also looks like a statement necklace knitted right onto the

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Pin Ups and Link Love: My Favourite Things This Week

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 11:00

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My Favourite Articles and Links This Week What a magical, wonderful, fantastic idea- because the world needs more love letters. Talk about contributing positivity in the world. Being your true self in a relationship is less important than being your best self. How to prioritize when everything is urgent. 5 tips for hosting your own

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Review: Pom Pom Quarterly 5th Anniversary Issue

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 11:00

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Pom Pom Quarterly has just launched their 5th anniversary issue, their biggest one yet with 16 patterns and a whole lot of celebrating! This might be a summer issue, but it is full of knits you can wear year-round (I know, you toasty people in the Southern US do not agree with me on year-round

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Modification Monday: Svalbard Cardigan Modified

Mon, 05/29/2017 - 11:00

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Original Pattern: Svalbard Knitter Extraordinaire: Emily (Ravelry ID) Mods: Change the swingy, cropped open front cardigan into a sleek button up cardigan with a collar, and added more overall length. Details and additional photos can be found on her project page, here. What Makes This Awesome: I love Emily’s elegant take on the Svalbard cardigan.

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Pin Ups and Link Love: My Favourite Things This Week

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 11:00

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My Favourite Articles and Links This Week Films condensed into a single image- so hypnotizing. Dumbo is my favourite. Loved this Marie TV video on the two words that help make changing a habit so much easier. I started trying it, and it does work! I needed this so bad: How to make an unpleasant

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Modification Monday: Prairie Herb Vest

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 11:00

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Original Pattern: #07 Fair Isle Hat Knitter Extraordinaire: Nataly (Ravelry ID) Mods: Using the fair isle hat as a starting point, Nataly created a colourwork vest with the same details as the hat. Additional photos can be found on her project page, here. What Makes This Awesome: How incredible is it to take a far

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Pin Ups and Link Love: My Favourite Things This Week

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 11:00

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My Favourite Articles and Links This Week Why you need ‘white space’ in your daily routine. Sad portraits of your recycled electronics. This was a pretty amazing talk by Glennon Doyle Melton. I’ve watched it a few times now, and it’s so good. Have you guys heard about this whole eating cold oranges in the shower

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Review: Brooklyn Tweed Vale

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 14:20

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The lovely folks at Brooklyn Tweed very kindly sent me two skeins of their new yarn, Vale. Vale is the newest member of their permanent collection of yarns (you might remember they have a limited edition laceweight called Plains), and an excellent edition, considering how many wonderful lace patterns there are. Brooklyn Tweed even put

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Setbacks

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 18:01

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My knitting has screeched to a dramatic halt: Over this past weekend, I fractured my ring finger. It was late at night and I was heading up to bed. I turned off the lights and was heading towards the stairs when I stepped on a kiddie toy, slipped, and in that slow motion panic of

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Modification Monday: Journey with Hemp

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 11:00

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Original Pattern: Journey Knitter Extraordinaire: Carol (Ravelry ID) Mods: Changed the pullover into a cardigan, adjusted the length, and substituted the main cable from the pattern with the Plaid Lattice pattern from “A Treasury of Knitting Patterns” by Barbara G. Walker. Details on Carol’s cardigan project can be found here. What Makes This Awesome: I’m not surprised so

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Pin Ups and Link Love: My Favourite Things This Week

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 11:00

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My Favourite Articles and Links This Week How did I miss this fantastic trick for when I’m worrying too much? Trying to figure out what the heck is going on with all this ‘unicorn food’? Here you go! This does not surprise me in the lest – apparently almost half of moms throw away, re-gift,

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Book Review: Margeau Blanc

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 11:00

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This is a collection that I’m really surprised more people aren’t talking about, although it is a fairly new release.  Margeau Blanc: A New Perspective on Winter White Knits is the sort of collection that is perfect for knitters who want to knit classic wardrobe basics. And if you are a knitter who wants to knit

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