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Small Business Saturday… Deals for you

In Uncategorized on November 30, 2013 at 12:19 am

I hope you all are able to participate!

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Black Friday deal for you

In Uncategorized on November 29, 2013 at 2:07 pm

Eat.Sleep.Knit is having a steal of a deal… Random percentage off (up to 100%) from 10am to 4pm today only! I just bought and got a 15% discount!

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Hurry up!

Raw reality…check

In knitting on November 25, 2013 at 10:08 pm

My life has back hand slapped me…done all kinds of back flips, punching in the throat and eye gouging in 2013. But guess what? The year is almost out and I will be the victor; I’m glad to have knitting to help me! Through it all, I can just smile. It’s gotten realer these last few months and has given me even more reason to knit!

It’s my pleasure to tell you that my new favorite yarn is Cascade Magnum! All you need is a couple of hours and BAM! Project is done! And the skein is pretty reasonable I think at $22. I’ve started a cowl and expect to have it done by tonight and start another. I know I should be stash busting but right now…Err.No.

I’ll take instant gratification for one thousand please!

Flash opinions needed

In community challenges, knitting on November 22, 2013 at 12:31 am

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I’m looking for options and fast!

Tomorrow is pay day Friday and I need to improvise…that is to say, that I need to buy some yarn! I’m still trying to squeeze in a pair of mittens for the KAL. I need an opinion as which one of these coordinates. I already have 2 favorites but I don’t want to sway your answers.

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The plan is to do the ribbing in the Fable Fibers Chloe and the body in a coordinating color.

I need answers by 8 pm EST 11/22/13 please 😀

Thanks in advance!

I keep my promises — it’s giveaway time!

In Uncategorized on November 21, 2013 at 10:44 am

Great giveaway!

not your average crochet

what the winner will receive

A beautiful yarn bowl handmade by my lovely and very talented friend Lauren:

yarn bowlA full skein of KnitPicks Billow (100% Pima cotton) in the shade Ice Lily:

billow bulky pima cotton in ice lilyA full skein of KnitPicks Brava Worsted (100% acrylic) in the shade Mint:

brava worsted acrylic in mintAnd finally a thread/yarn cutter keychain (I have one and have put it on a necklace chain):

thread cutter keychainI have tried both kinds of yarn previously and enjoy working with them very much, particularly with a yarn bowl made by my friend!

giveaway info

The giveaway is open from right now until November 25, 2013, when I will randomly draw the winner.  It is open to anyone, regardless of where in the world you are located.

giveaway rules

To enter in this giveaway, you must do ALL of the following:

  1. Follow this blog (can be via WordPress, e-mail, or Bloglovin’)
  2. Share this post by reblogging it…

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What’s new?

In knitting on November 21, 2013 at 9:26 am

Nothing really. I’ve been pooped out from work so just limited knitting time. Slow but steady on my Fable Fibers KAL cowl but thankfully, I think I’ll be ready for the bind off soon. I was in the city this past Saturday and I bought this baby at Knitty City.

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I’ve been going through some stuff and someone helped me tremendously and take care of things while I was out on vacation. I’m thinking a cowl and a headband…free pattern.

Options:
1.Vite cowl
2. A New Years Cowl
3. Marshmallow Fluff

What do y’all think? I’m just trying to use the one skein.

What’s been new for you?

November already! Really!

In Uncategorized on November 20, 2013 at 10:36 pm

Fable Fibers fun!

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Uh, I thought summer just ended. Seriously. Where does the time go? They say it really flies when you have kids, and I definitely agree with that, but it really disappears when you work full time and have kids.

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Recently I was asked to participate in the Yarn Group of TNNA’s planning meeting. They haven’t had a planning meeting for TEN years, so to be asked was quite an honor. It was a day and a half of meeting with the most passionate people in the yarn industry, and I have to say I have never been in any meeting where everyone was 100% respectful, dedicated to the cause, and excited about the future. So what did we talk about? Basically YARN. And everything about it! Working alone is so isolating, it was so great to connect with other like-minded people and just talk shop, and see how we can…

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Tips and Tricks: Knit Shopping List

In Uncategorized on November 20, 2013 at 11:25 am

I like this. I NEED this. Very smart idea!

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Dear reader … how do you manage your shopping at big yarn festivals and fairs?  Inquiring minds want to know!

At both the New England Fiber Festival and Stitches East, I armed myself for efficient shopping my own specially-formatted list of projects for which I would permit myself to buy yarn. Although I was chuffed with myself for being a  brutally deliberate buyer-of-yarn, I didn’t think the list itself was anything particularly special.

Well, color me wrong! Yet again. I showed the list to people, hoping to get congratulatory pats on the back. Heck, I’m only buying yarn for projects I might actually someday make! But, they were more interested in the list itself. For each pattern, I have a picture to remind me what it looks like (stolen from Ravelry and shrunk to 1″ high), info about the yarn required (mostly weight and yardage, plus any other details), and…

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A little ambitious

In community challenges, knitting on November 19, 2013 at 9:17 pm

If you recall, I gave a whole laundry list of things I was planning to make for the Fable Fibers KAL. With all that’s going on in my life, I do not foresee the mittens and headband/earmuff being completed by end of the month, plus the yarn is almost done. I’ve used like 1.5 skeins out of 3, leaving me with a little over 300 yards.

What to make? Hmm. What a dilemma.

Fall project update

In knitting on November 15, 2013 at 7:30 pm

My drama with Tilted Duster.

There is not enough yarn so I have to construct this differently. Backs and fronts complete and will be seamed. Sleeves are done (of course 2 at a time and one size up than the body). The next course of business is the collar and finally the skirt…in that order.

You all know I hurt my thumb, so I wasn’t able to pin and block it for sometime. Now, my thumb is much better and is actually growing back. I’m shooting for the weekend to block it so I can move forward.

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There has been about a months hiatus, but I’m ready to get back on the horse.