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Some of my favorite knitting supplies. One of the best gifts I have received from my Grandma is this Interweave Knitting Companion.  It is a great source for all the technical aspects of knitting.  There are great illustrations to accompany the directions – wonderful!  Between this book and YouTube video tutorials I have learned to […]

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For You: A Giveaway

We think these bags are the best and we want to share them with you!  So, we’re giving away 5 Envirosax bags.              They make a perfect knitting bag because they’re so light weight and they’re stylin’ too.  They’re also good for things like gym clothes, groceries, a purse, camera bag, beach bag, or gift […]

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Hand Felting

Last year I saw the most beautifully handfelted pair of slippers on Grazim’s Etsy shop. I was instantly inspired to try hand felting.  With the help of a great tutorial, I began learning this wonderful & rewarding craft.  Like painting and pottery you do not pick up the brush or clay and make a masterpiece on […]

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Brooklyn Tweed: Umaro Throw

Over the past few years of knitting I’ve made a lot of things but this one is my favorite. The pattern comes from Jared Flood, of Brooklyn Tweed, who I consider one of my biggest knitting inspirations. Pattern:  Umaro Yarn: Cascade Eco Wool (held double). It’s a very affordable choice for an afghan. Ravelry Project […]

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And the winners are….

Carole and Jill!  Thanks for your participation everyone!  We will be sending you your book in the next few days! Sunday and Monday we enjoyed a quick getaway to Mystic CT.  The weather was unbelievable and we had a great time.  I bring my Canon SLR everywhere we go.  It is large and clunky.  I […]

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Where do you love to knit?

Last chance to enter!  We will be picking our winners this afternoon!  Leave us a comment where you love to knit to enter our Nicky Epstein Knitting Block by Block book give-a-way! Sneak peak of Mystic Comfort…details soon.

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A Sweet Mistake

I saw this recipe for  Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cheesecake on Pinterest this past Friday and thought it would be perfect for family dinner on Sunday since my sister Colleen had invited us, asked me to bring dessert and reminded me how much they like cheesecake! Saturday night I took a trip to Sam’s club to […]

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Nicky Epstein Weekly Knitalong & Giveaway

I recently purchased Nicky Epstien’s book Knitting Block by Block.  I was talking to the owner of my LYS (Knitting Criations in Somers, CT), Pam, and she told me her idea of knitting a block a month.  Since I do not have enough months before Christmas, I thought that I could knit a block a […]

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My Pembroke Wrap

As Kara mentioned I love blue in all shades.  I am drawn to the teals, sky blue, navy, aquas, midnight and periwinkle.  When I saw the Interweave Knits, Fall 2011 magazine with the Pembroke Wrap I decided to go outside my box with bright yellow for Autumn.  This wrap is a great fast project.  I […]

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We <3 Aran

It’s called I <3 Aran but I have to say that WE <3 Aran.  We both bought this pattern almost as soon as Tanis published it. Then we had the fun part of picking out which color we wanted.  Katie went with Blue & and I went with Gray which is very typical for both […]

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