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rock+podcast – Episode 10

Posted by on Oct 31, 2014 in Podcast | 0 comments

rock+podcast – Episode 10

Episode 10 – Spooky! LIFE: – No longer coughing. Advisory to you all on how to act like an adult. – Halloween is here, so that means CANDY. Candy-covered candy with a candy filling. ON THE NEEDLES: – Sock experimenting with ElectricTree yarn (http://www.electrictree.ca/products), plus – I’m yarn tasting with Bijou Basin Ranch Himalayan Trail in Outlander color ways – available on http://www.bijoubasinranch.com/himalayan-trail-yak-merino-blend-outlandish-colors/ OFF THE NEEDLES: – 2 Anzula...

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Little Haven

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Blogging, Designs, Knit, Patterns | 1 comment

Little Haven

As if we didn’t notice, we turned around and the leaves started falling, the trees looked bare and Rhinebeck came and went (without me!). Autumn and winter are coming, and there’s no denying it. Last year I was the lucky recipient of a batch of Lorna’s Laces Masham Worsted yarn – they had given me a small preview earlier in the year and I couldn’t remember a woolier yarn in a long time. My batch was a beautiful shade of periwinkle/lilacs that, coupled with the marled effect created with the different shades in...

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rock+podcast – Episode 9

Posted by on Oct 8, 2014 in Podcast | 5 comments

rock+podcast – Episode 9

A fun giveaway by Blue Sky Alpacas (and not a lot more since I’ve a sore throat…) – remember to cast your comment to be in with a chance to win!

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rock + podcast – Episode 7

Posted by on Sep 18, 2014 in Podcast | 0 comments

rock + podcast – Episode 7

How are you all doing? This is last week's episode (aka, the Before Disney episode). I'll be recording a new one as soon as I catch up with work after the last week off… but to keep you tied until then, here you are… Showing off my Knit Now 38 collection – show it some love on Ravelry! http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/knit-now-issue-38-august-2014 I made my friend Joeli's Champagne Punch shawl – http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/champagne-punch I am going to Disney! Tutorial – German...

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I want you to knit me. The Big Hug Cowl is here!

Posted by on Sep 16, 2014 in Blogging, Designs, Knit, Patterns | 0 comments

I want you to knit me. The Big Hug Cowl is here!

I have something new for you! As I mentioned a while ago, I wanted to know if the Bay Area gets as cold as they say, and just to be prepared, I armed myself with some Felted Tweed and my trusty ChiaoGoo circulars to make a cowl. Felted Tweed is one of my fave yarns for its drape and woolliness – but if you can’t do alpaca, any other yarn with wintery-feel will do the trick just fine. Because I’ve been wanting to give YOU something for your comments, your encouragement and how great the viewership and subscription to the...

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Everyday Lace – Blog Tour & Scavenger Hunt!

Posted by on Sep 11, 2014 in Books, Guest Bloggers | 0 comments

Everyday Lace – Blog Tour & Scavenger Hunt!

So, my friend Heather published a book. A pretty book, too! Heather is a fab designer and teacher. Her strongest point is lace, and in this book she will show you how to achieve that too! Everyday Lace begins with a guided how-to for everything lace: tools, fibers, working from charts, blocking (which is the most important thing other than not-dropping-stitches!), flowing nicely into the project section. Through 3 chapters with projects (Warm, Transitional, Cold) you can learn techniques on each and every project, from where and how to place...

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