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Top down, flat & sideways part #1

Top down in the round, flat or sideways, these are the most commonly knit sweaters techniques. It can be daunting to choose which is the best and everyone has a different opinion.  314 more words

Introducing the March 2015 Sock

It’s March! It’s March! That means that if I’m going to remain true to my New Year’s resolution I need to pick a new book out of my stack of sock knitting books, select a yarn from my stash, and cast on. 290 more words

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One Plus One

Here’s a story of yarns that are each wonderful in their own way, but teamed together, become more than the sum of their parts, producing quite different and satisfying fabrics. 506 more words

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Wild Montana Skies - Masochism & Mohair

Have you ever worked with mohair? I hadn’t before last night.

In the store, it was as beautiful and fluffy as a cloud – apropos, as the line is called Silk Cloud. 201 more words

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Year of Grace, Day 46. Once upon a dish

Every summer in June, a potters’ fair is held on Bonn’s Münsterplatz, and potters from all over come for a weekend to display their craft. The mugs I use everyday were bought here. 148 more words

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Autumn Tango

As with many people I love the fall and everything about it. Large comfy sweaters come back in vogue, apple picking with the family, and, of course, the infamous Pumpkin Spice Lattes are just a few of the many reasons that the fall season has a special hold on many of our hearts. 226 more words

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7 Japanese aesthetic principles to change your thinking - Garr Reynold

Seven principles for changing your perception

Kanso (簡素) Simplicity or elimination of clutter. Things are expressed in a plain, simple, natural manner. Reminds us to think not in terms of decoration but in terms of clarity, a kind of clarity that may be achieved through omission or exclusion of the non-essential.

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