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Blocking the Aideen Shawl

Lauren asked me what blocking was the other day, so I thought I would share.  I’ve mentioned that blocking is not something that many knitters enjoy.   490 more words

Knitting

Warrior Shawls

I have gone off socks, it would seem. Don’t worry, it’s temporary, I’m sure. I’ve been working on a pair that has not been very fun, not intuitive for me, which means I have to put more mental effort into it and then it’s not good travel/lunch time knitting. 503 more words

More birthday fun

One last birthday photo, because I can’t not share the super awesome cake one of my coworkers made. It was a chocolate cake covered in shiny purple glaze!! 441 more words

Simple Crochet Wrap for Cool Evenings

It’s been a while since I’ve posted and with each passing day it seems to get harder and harder to jump back in and get back into the habit of blogging again so here goes… 246 more words

Patterns & Projects

The History of Paisley Fabric

Paisley is a  design that is many hundreds of years old and can be traced back to ancient Persia, now Iran.

The fashion for using the pattern spread to many other Asian and Indian countries over the following centuries and it was in the Moghul period between the years 1526-1764 that it became the most popular, appearing on everything from stone carvings to the dress of Princes and Holy Men. 310 more words

Vintage Fabric

Out with the Old and in with the Blue...and White

Blue and white go together like pancakes and syrup, biscuits and gravy, turkey and dressing – OK, now I’m hungry!

The luxurious look of blue and white is always in style, but it’s also currently a runaway hit on the runways as many designers have set it as this coming fall/winter 2017 fashion trend. 179 more words

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