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Be Proud of Your Stash!

“I'm a yarnaholic. That means I have more yarn stashed away than any one person could possibly use in three or four lifetimes. There's something inspiring about yarn that makes me feel I could never have enough.“ Debbie Macomber  I recently taught a friend to knit. I shared with her a photo of a recent project and she gasped, “Where did you get that yarn?” I was able to tell her, with complete clarity, where I had bought that ball of scrumptious hand-dyed cashmere – over 10 years ago! I added that I just found it in my stash And she replied, “I aspire to have a stash like that!” I laughed but I thought, if she only knew the...

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New knitting kits – perfect for quick gifts, or beginners!

For those out there who, like myself, love to knit and like to get ahead of the holiday season, I am starting to think about which projects I will knit this year for holiday gifts. Having just finished a scarf on size 2 needles that seemed to take me forever, I am especially fond of projects that can get finished in a weekend with time to spare. I just finished putting together two beginning knitting kits that are easy, quick to complete, and produce items that are quite nice. When designing these kits, I thought back to when I began knitting and how anxious I was to have a completed product that would give me the gratification of having finished...

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Extreme Knitting

I first started noticing the “Extreme Knitting” trend in while I was in the midst of a home remodeling project. I frequently browsed photos from Houzz, and started noticing the super chunky knitted accessories. Once I noticed them, I saw them EVERYWHERE, and I decided I had to try it for myself. Of course, I clicked on You Tube for some video reference and found this incredible video of Rachel John breaking a world record for knitting with the most strands – she used 1000 – I didn’t even know there was a world record for the most strands! Really impressive – but not quite what I had in mind. Next, I started pinning ideas to my Pinterest Page. I...

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Why Knit Kits?

In the many years that I have been knitting, I have often visited yarn shops and have sometimes found a knit kit that some talented person has put together for purchase. It has been my pleasure to buy that kit and take it home and make the item. One of the advantages of the knit kit is that the pattern, yarn and often the notions are already assembled for me saving time and energy. This experience has led me to design and knit up and put together my own knit kits. I have had the pleasure in selecting yarn and designing patterns that are particularly attractive and putting them onto my own curated site for you to purchase. Let me...

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Happy Mother's Day!

[caption id="attachment_939" align="aligncenter" width="900"] Cup Cozys For Mother’s Day – Pictured left to right: Double Latte, House Blend, Cortado[/caption] If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands? ~Milton Berle I wanted to write a special blog to celebrate Mother’s Day—and to create a special pattern that you can use to whip up a quick gift for your own Mother (or Grandmother, or Aunt or friend who is like a mother) or perhaps just for yourself! I started thinking—what do Mothers really want? To hear from their children of course, a phone call or card would fill the bill on Mother’s Day. But what comes next? A sweet handmade gift from the heart would delight any Mother and...

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