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5th Annual Indie Design Giftalong

Lindsay Lewchuk Announcements, Gift-a-long, Q&A 0 Comments

Puddles and I are hosting Christmas this year… and there is a certain pattern, cough CAMBER cough, which is this close to being ready to publish after 3+ years in process! Puddles is excited to continue in his role of unofficial GAL mascot. We’re looking forward to snapping lots of new fun pictures with him and yarn for spreading the GAL cheer! Come the start date, I’ll be joining as a knitting participant (not a designer) and would love to knit-along with you guys. Setting things up for a great Gift-a-long has enabled me a sneak peek – and let me tell you the designers this year have really hit it out of the park with superb gifting offerings! My …

Snowstorm Quickies

First Snow

Lindsay Lewchuk Announcements, Pattern Related, Puddles, Q&A 10 Comments

Guess which is my favorite for surprise snowstorms? If you look REALLY closely you can see a snowflake on my hair… it’s tiny though, but it’s snow! Guess which is my favorite for surprise snowstorms? If you look REALLY closely you can see a snowflake on my hair… it’s tiny though, but it’s snow! With goulashes on my feet (due to the previous rain) and a smile on my face, we trekked through the neighbourhood watching the snow fall on radiant wet autumn leaves. Moved to praise God, my Creator, I’ve rarely seen anything so beautiful as snow falling on vibrant autumn leaves! Moved to praise God, my Creator, I’ve rarely seen anything so beautiful as snow falling on vibrant …

grafting made easy

Grafting Made Easy

Lindsay Lewchuk Announcements, How-Tos, Pattern Related, Puddles, Q&A 0 Comments

Once your done snip out, if you’re really fearless, or pull out the contrasting colour! More of a visual person? Check out my how-to here on You Tube! The pattern used to demonstrate the technique in the video is Seine Cuffs – Paris is calling! I designed these cuffs to conquer grafting fears before moving onto the Seine Cowl. Knit in just an hour, Seine Cuffs make the perfect gift-able knit, for old and young alike. Wear individually on one wrist or multiples in a row, mix and match drop cuffs with non-drop cuffs for a custom look all your own. Left to Right Top: Eastern Continental Divide (long), Pitch Cowl, Eastern Continental Divide, Thermal Lift, Brightwater (long)Middle Center: Seine …

River Run Farm and Macy

Lindsay Lewchuk Announcements, eco world, Hoedown Showdown, Pattern Related, Puddles 6 Comments

Buckaroo Puddles sez: remember human your job is to stand there and smile regardless of what’s going on around you. Can you do it? I did my job! Buckaroo Puddles sez: remember human your job is to stand there and smile regardless of what’s going on around you. Can you do it? I did my job! River Run Farm River Run Farm Macy sez: I will nibble your arm if you stop whispering sweet affirmations to me! Macy sez: I will nibble your arm if you stop whispering sweet affirmations to me! Thanks so much, Helen & Bob… and Macy too 😊. Find River Run Farm at 2130 Broadstone Rd, Banner Elk, NC 28604 in the heart of Valle Crucis. …

Country Western with Macy

Country Western

Lindsay Lewchuk 2017 New Releases, Hoedown Showdown, Patterns, Shawls

Roundup those stitches with Country Western MKAL! Inspired by the chic side of rustic cowgirl living, work with your herd by mixing and matching your two favorite DK weight yarns. In this design, mixing textures is a plus! Once your yarn is in hand wait until September 7th to cast on. Then corral your stitches into a rounded off triangle shaped FO, designed for effortless trail riding wearing.

bag from Cheryl's shop

Fabulous Project Bags from Cheryl

Lindsay Lewchuk Announcements, Hoedown Showdown 0 Comments

I happened upon our final Hoedown Showdown blog interviewee while surfing Etsy. Her fun project bags and excellent construction caught my eye. Please join me saying “howdy” to Cheryl from My Needle Crafts! Cheryl donated a zippered shawl size bag, winner’s choice of print, to our Hoedown prize pile! Thanks Cheryl!!Sample from Cheryl’s shop – these wild western sheep are giving buckaroo Puddles a run for his money!!! Cheryl donated a zippered shawl size bag, winner’s choice of print, to our Hoedown prize pile! Thanks Cheryl!!Sample from Cheryl’s shop – these wild western sheep are giving buckaroo Puddles a run for his money!!! (c) Cheryl My Needle Crafts used with permission. (c) Cheryl My Needle Crafts used with permission. (c) …