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Big Fluffy Dog Rescue Auction Results

03/25/2014 12:17:43 PM

The scarf I donated for acution for the Big Fluffy Dog Rescue sold!  The rescue raised over $6,000 total, and that is awesome for all the furry friends under their care.  If you are looking for a big fluffy dog to love, I recommend this rescue.  ...

Review: West Earl Woolen Mill

03/24/2014 09:37:57 AM

I found the West Earl Woolen Mill.  They did have a sign, but it was faded, but at least I know where it is now.  Here's my review.read more

West Earl Woolen Mill

03/18/2014 09:30:13 AM

I discovered a new yarn store.  And it's two miles from my house. This is dangerous! The West Earl Woolen Mill is nestled back in a sleepy corner by the Cocalico Creek near Akron, PA in West Earl Township.  I haven't visited them yet, but ...

Wire Knit Necklace

03/17/2014 10:04:44 AM

I'm still on a wire knitting tear.  I even placed an online order with Fire Mountain Gems to get more supplies.  I really want to have a good selection for my upcoming craft show in May.read more

Knitting With Wire How-To

03/11/2014 12:18:47 PM

I decided to write a how-to on creating your own wire jewelry bracelets.  I published it over on Squidoo, so go take a look!  I like Squidoo's format for organizing the how-to there, so that's why it's there, not here. read more

Knitting With Wire

03/10/2014 11:44:34 AM

Since the Lancaster Punk Rock Flea Market is in the spring, I want to have some items that aren't for cold weather, obviously.  So, I've decided to try knitting with wire.  I've already done crochet, but knitting with wire seems to more my ...

Big Fluffy Dog Rescue Annual Fundraiser

03/09/2014 11:13:43 AM

I have an item up for auction for Big Fluffy Dog Rescue, a large breed specialty rescue, on Facebook.  I love the work that they do!  Well, I love all the work dog rescues do, actually.  I urge you to take a look at this auction and support ...

Lancaster Punk Rock Flea Market

03/07/2014 12:35:48 PM

Acting very quickly, I managed to squeak into the Lancaster Punk Rock Flea Market on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at the Chameleon Club in Lancaster, PA.  Yay! I think this will be more my sort of crowd and target audience.  I'm going to focus on ...

Getting Bifocal Glasses

03/05/2014 12:14:47 PM

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Lacey Leaf Hat and Mittens: FO!!

03/02/2014 14:02:40 PM

Remember that pattern described in my Conquering Your Knitting Nemesis post?  I finally finished the set!  It turned out quite nice, though I did get a few symptoms of "second mitten syndrome," which is frighteningly similar to "second sock ...

Easter KAL

02/28/2014 08:07:47 AM

I am hosting an Easter KAL on Squidoo! I want you to knit a rabbit.  I have a pattern suggested on the KAL page, but you can knit anything rabbit-related you would like. I would love to see some of my readers here participate.  Get all the ...

Twist Cowl

02/27/2014 08:46:52 AM

It's been a while since I posted a finished object here, so I thought I'd share one today.  I finished one of the cowls found in the e-book I wrote about earlier in the week.  It's the Elven Cowl in the book, and it's knit flat with a basic ...

Knitting Cowls From Your Kindle

02/25/2014 09:58:31 AM

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Conquering Your Knitting Nemesis

02/18/2014 11:29:40 AM

I remember when I first started knitting, I found a free pattern in my local Wal-Mart.  It was the Lacey Leaf Hat & Mittens pattern from Red Heart Yarns.  I looked it over and read it, and was very discouraged, because there were techniques ...

Valentine's Day Knitting

02/11/2014 13:30:01 PM

I'm not really the most sentimental person when it comes to Valentine's Day, but I did get some inspiration in knitting from it.  In one of my new books, Mastering Color Knitting: Simple Instructions for Stranded, Intarsia, and Double Knittingread ...

Colorwork Crazy

02/06/2014 12:40:28 PM

I am still on my colorwork binge.  For example, I bought two colorwork knitting books over the weekend.  Both are lovely and full of excellent patterns and information. read more

Knitting Basics Reviews

02/01/2014 17:56:28 PM

Knitters all have basics that we reach for.  Me?  I am always on the hunt for point protectors.  We all have basic tools that we use for just about every project we undertake.  I have a collection of articles here of reviews that other ...

Double Trouble

01/27/2014 13:44:55 PM

I decided to teach myself how to double knit.  I used this wonderful tutorial here on Ravelry to get the basic idea.read more

Calling All Knitterly Writers!

01/25/2014 15:03:03 PM

Knitters, I need you....to write for Squidoo! Yeah, I know more about this, but I want to see a more active community of knitters over there.  Many of you are already bloggers, so   why not write some product reviews and get your name out ...

A Simple Hat

01/23/2014 14:29:54 PM

My supervisor's son has cancer, so I knit him a hat.  It's simple, but I hope it warms his head and his heart. She is doing so much to take care of him right now.  Her burden is tremendous.  I knit a lot of chemo hats, so I knit him one ...

Knitting a Solution

01/16/2014 12:43:37 PM

My feet were cold.  By the end of the day, I had knit myself some slippers.  Have you ever had an immediate need inspire a project in this way?read more

Squidoo Ravelry Group

01/14/2014 13:01:56 PM

I haven't started a Ludicraft group of Ravelry, but I have started one for knitters on Squidoo!  I'm just putting the finishing touches on it, but I hope to have a few more members in the group by the end of the day.  I really want to engage ...

Officially A "Rock Star"

01/13/2014 13:59:26 PM

It's true, I'm a rock star.  A least when it comes to knitting, I am.  read more

The Polar Vortex

01/07/2014 12:26:32 PM

My area is in the midst of The Polar Vortex.  It makes me glad that I have plenty of gear that I knit for the cold weather.  My husband is glad he has a knit hat from me, too. read more

Heirlooms as Art

01/03/2014 11:31:25 AM

I know I've been going on and on about my knitting   supplies that I received from my aunt, but I decided to take some macro photos of the contents of the box, read more

2013 Year In Review

12/30/2013 12:21:57 PM

  2013 is almost over, so I decided to do a retrospective of what I wrote about here this past year.  Here are posts of note starting with January.read more

Merry Christmas!

12/24/2013 07:30:59 AM

Knitting Heirlooms

12/23/2013 09:28:29 AM

It's a rare occassion when a gift drives you AND the giver to tears of joy.  That happened yesterday. We had our family Christmas on my dad's side of the family yesterday at my Aunt Ellen's house.  It was quite a nice time!  Aunt Ellen has ...

Quick Knit Last Minute Gifts

12/19/2013 13:47:02 PM

You want to make a handmade gift for someone, but you have less than a week until Christmas, right?  Here are a few ideas that you can whip up in no time.read more

Making Soap

12/18/2013 15:45:13 PM

On ocassion, I sometimes have to make a mess in my crafting ambitions.  When I feel the need to do this, I make soap.  Last night was one of those nights. read more

Back to Basics: A Complete Guide To Traditional Skills Book Review

12/15/2013 18:48:44 PM

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Joan's Feathery Wreath

12/12/2013 14:14:45 PM

Armed a glue gun, my dear friend Joan made this awesome wreath. I think she rocked it!  What she used:read more

Wordless Wednesday: Snowy and Sunny Day

12/11/2013 13:04:39 PM