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Knitting, crafting, and all-round awesomeness. 2019-10-10T14:59:49Z
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Link Love: My Favourite Things This Week

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 11:00

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My Favourite Articles and Links This Week Tricks for avoiding impulse Shopping– because Target has total control over me (and so does Costco). Why is movie theatre popcorn so insanely expensive? A full explanation. Into healing crystals? Might want to check your karma and ask where those crystals are coming from. A great tip for

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Modification Monday: Endearment

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 11:00

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Original Patterns: Criollo and Endearment Knitter Extraordinaire: Sanna (Ravelry Profile) Mods: Sanna combined elements of both the Criollo and Endearment patterns, using the contiguous method for creating the top down set in sleeve. Details can be found on her project page, here. What Makes This Awesome: I love how Sanna combined different elements of the

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Modification Monday: Guthrie

Mon, 09/30/2019 - 11:00

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Original Pattern: Guthrie Knitter Extraordinaire: Allison (Ravelry Profile) Mods:  Knit a smaller size, Allison was getting a larger gauge with her swatch. Adjusted the neck, and adjusted the stitches for front and back to have more room in the front to accommodate a larger bust. Also used a twisted rib for cuff and hem. Great

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Link Love: My Favourite Things This week

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 11:00

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My Favourite Articles and Links This Week The anatomy of annoying. This rocking chair can knit you a hat. Don’t let your career define who you are. This was such fascinating quiz on what the best solutions are for climate change – and I thought I knew my stuff, but I only scored 34.4%. I

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Modification Monday: Portuguese Purl Linus with Tiny Tassels

Mon, 09/16/2019 - 11:00

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Original Patterns: Linus and Tiny Tassels Shawl Knitter Extraordinaire: Daphne (Ravelry Profile) Mods: Daphne changed the Linus part of the pattern to use Portuguese style purling, and added the tiny tassels for the edging. Details and more photos can be found on her project page, here. What Makes This Awesome: Daphne learned a new style

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Link Love: My Favourite Things This Week

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 11:00

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That was some radio silence on my end, wasn’t it? My apologies for the blog going quiet – I had some unexpected personal/family issues that took up alllllllllll my bandwidth, and I was barely online in any capacity, much less blogging. But I’m getting back to the things I love, slowly. One of which is

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Modification Monday: Soldotna Stash Buster

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 11:00

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Original Pattern: Soldotna Crop  Knitter Extraordinaire: Dominique (Ravelry Profile) Mods: Lengthened the sleeves, body, and added the charts to the hem and cuffs while stashbusting! Details and lot sof great photos can be found in her project page, here. What Makes This Awesome: I am always really excited about a knit that helps tame a

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Link Love: My Favourite Things This Week

Fri, 07/26/2019 - 11:00

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My Favourite Articles and Links This Week 5 ways to bring more fun to your life. Ideas for hosting a summer dinner party without breaking the bank. Because going broke just to have friends over is no fun for anyone. France has made it a law that grocery stores have to donate edible food instead

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Let’s Go to TWIST Fiber Festival!

Wed, 07/24/2019 - 11:00

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I’m really excited to be taking part in the upcoming TWIST Fibre Festival, which is next month in a lovely, forest-filled area of Quebec August 14-18th. It’s the largest fibre festival in Canada, and while I’ve been in that part of the country before (it’s stunning) I’ve never been to the festival before… so I’m

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Modification Monday: Speckled Chicken

Mon, 07/22/2019 - 11:00

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Original Pattern: Good Morning Rooster Knitter Extraordinaire: Ria (Ravelry profile) Mods: Changed the rooster pattern to match her speckled chickens! Eliminated the rooster details like the picot edging on the neck feathers, and some of the shaping Great details on the mods to get that speckled chicken vibe can be found on her project page,

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Link Love: My Favourite Things Things Week

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 11:00

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My Favourite Articles and Links This Week Oh my gosh- did you hear about Finland’s heavy metal knitting championship?! You have to see this. I just heard about an amazing website that helps you figure out all the ways you can get from Point A to Point B– flights, trains, buses, cars. With estimated costs

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Modification Monday: Phoebe Flappybat

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 11:00

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Original Pattern: Marisol the Knitted Mouse Knitter Extraordinaire: Sara (Ravelry Profile) Mods: Using the toy mouse pattern as a starting point, Sara made this adorable knitted bat stuffie! Details can be found on her project page, here. What Makes This Awesome: Lila adores bats, and when your kid loves something, it becomes pretty special for

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Link Love: My Favourite Things This Week

Fri, 07/05/2019 - 11:00

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My Favourite Articles and Links This Week This knitted light installation is spectacular. 7 tricks for a perfectly packed suitcase. Because I bet most of us have a trip or two coming up this summer, right? 5 ways to strengthen your creativity while at work. This is a great list! Perfect for countering those it’s-gorgeous-outside-but-i’m-stuck-at-work

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Modification Monday: Spellman Sweater for Johanna

Mon, 07/01/2019 - 16:03

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Original Pattern: Spellman Sweater Knitter Extraordinaire: Heather (Ravelry Profile) Mods: Adjusted the adult sweater to be suitable for a child size, also making it short sleeved. Details can be found on her project page, here. What Makes This Awesome: If you are lucky enough to have a child in your life that is super jazzed

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Link Love: My Favourite Thing This Week

Fri, 06/28/2019 - 11:00

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My Favourite Articles and Links This Week If you are looking to diversify your reading with some great stories of what it means to be an immigrant, these are fantastic choices. So interesting- 10 new ways to interact with your city. If you are feeling like where you live is getting boring, this might change

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Modification Monday: Soldotna Spring

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 11:00

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Original Pattern: Soldotna Crop Knitter Extraordinaire: Rose (Ravelry Profile) Mods: Lengthened the body from a crop top to a full length sweater, added more of the yoke motif to the hem, as well as lengthened the sleeves. Details can be found on her project page, here. What Makes This Awesome:  This gorgeous sweater is great

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