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Giveaway: Knitting Know-How

I’m still reeling from the horrific events yesterday in Orlando (I’ve been a resident of The City Beautiful since the late ’90s), but am heartened at knowing so many people locally and around the world (JK Rowling and Adele, especially!) are embracing my community with love and prayers and hope. Thank you. My thoughts and […]

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BOOK GIVEAWAY: The Knitting All Around Stitch Dictionary

It’s Monday, but don’t let that get you down. Why? CraftGossip has a great giveaway over at their site, which is Wendy Bernard’s The Knitting All Around Stitch Dictionary. From CraftGossip’s description: What’s even better about this book is that you can see more of each stitch. When a swatch is reversible, the back of the swatch […]


FREE SCARF PATTERN: Mallow from Tahki Stacy Charles

It’s Sunday, and it’s time for a free knitting pattern from Tahki Stacy Charles! Score! I love this one – I really don’t have many fringed scarf patterns, and I think that this will go beautifully with a pair of jeans or a maxidress or floor-length skirt. Hot! Related posts: FREE PATTERN: Rosewood Cardigan from […]


HOW TO: Make a Trivet out of I-cord

Father’s Day is just around the corner, so from Nemcsok Farms is a really cool idea for making a trivet out of an i-cord. I don’t know about you, but I LOVE making i-cords. I typically just use two DPNs, but I’ve also employed a French knitter that is also a ton of fun. I […]


FREE PATTERN: Intarsia Moto Wall Hanging

I usually post free pattern links to blankets/afghans or clothing, but KnitPicks recently featured a cool free pattern that was neither. How about a wall hanging? I’ve quilted wall hangings before, but I’ve never knitted one before. This pattern is from designer Allyson Dykhuizen, and here is the blurb from KnitPicks: Whether you’ve knit yourself a sweater […]


HOW TO: Knit a Can Cozy

I’ve decided that I’m heading to the beach more this summer. Last year I had a miscarriage and serious post-partum depression (which I never had with my LIVE kids, thankyouverymuch), and I haven’t spent much time on getting myself bikini-ready. This summer? PFFFFFFT. See below: So, I need something to lug to the beach with […]


Happy 6th Anniversary – Free Pattern: Wraparound Skirt

Today is’s 6th anniversary. I’m so happy that we’ve stayed this long, and things will be picking up speed shortly. We’ve seen jobs come and go, a PhD started, a miscarriage, two daughters reach adulthood, the loss of both a pup and a cat … and it’s all good things to come on the […]