Nice and Knit Category

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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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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Gift Idea I: Crochet Coasters

With only 11 weeks until Christmas we will be posting a series of last minute gift ideas. (although for me this is early :) These crocheted coasters make the perfect gift for co-workers, school teachers and grab bags.  The greatest part of these Granny Circle Coasters is that they are all made using scrap yarn!  […]

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Cladonia

Pattern: Cladonia from Kristen Kapur. I love this shawl from Through the Loops.  It feels so nice wrapped around your shoulders. It’s going to be hard to give it away but I have officially completed my first Christmas gift for 2011.  I’m proud of myself because I’m far ahead of last year. I think I […]

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Inspiration Board

As an oil painter I have a lot of frames hanging around my art room.  Some are very beautiful but empty.  I decided to make an inspiration board to hang in my office with an empty frame, scrap textured wallpaper and cork board (cardboard works as well). Now I can pin up my yarn sample […]

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