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The Colorful Words of Lisa Bogart

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It really is funny how we met people in this Internet age. I guess the equivalent of how I met Lisa would be walking into a Hoedown in a town you’ve never been to before after a long ride on your horse where you fell asleep and the horse picked the destination. Howdy, Lisa! Howdy, Lisa! So how did I meet her? Completely by chance after doing a google search for designers! But Lisa isn’t a designer… after striking up a Ravelry conversation, low and behold I discovered she’s an author! And not only an author, a generous soul who’s offering two of her titles as a prize for our Hoedown Showdown event. Please join me saying “howdy” to Lisa! …

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Artist Studio Bind Off Video

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While your Artist Studio FO has no right angles, the knitting does! The unique aspect of Artist Studio is the continuous bind off method used. Utilizing short rows, the cable edge is turned 90 degrees, and then the shawl “body” stitches are bound off via decreases. Scary, right? Not at all! These are all common techniques used in a fun yet unexpected way. This visual demonstration is to accompany the full written and charted directions in the pattern. I used contrasting colours so the “6 stitch edge stitches” are clearly distinct from the shawl “body” stitches. Or if you prefer to watch directly on You Tube, click here. Puddles and I are here to root you on as you bind …

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Artist Studio

Lindsay Lewchuk 2017 New Releases, Patterns, Shawls

Artists employ a variety of mediums from watercolors to acrylics, frottage to impasto, but knitters paint with yarn! Like broad brushstrokes, sweeping curves shape the Artist Studio shawl into a “no right angles” FO. Cables juxtaposed with lace anchor the wild lace abandon between structured architectural cable details. Use watercolor tones to create your personal serene Monet, bold solids for a punch of Picasso, or speckled variegated yarn for a determined Pollock mood. The tech edited and test knit pattern is fully written with charts and a schematic. Check out the Knit Eco Chic channel on YouTube for a video tutorial of the continuous bind off method used. $8.00

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Hurricane Harvey Irma Relief

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Thankfully all the trees fell parallel to the house! To that end, this blog is dedicated to 3 opportunities. I’ve long supported Samaritan’s Purse (headquartered in the next town over) – they have an excellent infrastructure in place for getting resources where they need to be. If you’d like to donate to a relief organization, it’s a great one to check out. They have teams already working in the Caribbean and Florida. If you want to see a documentary of their relief in action, check out “Facing Darkness” – a documentary on their work in Liberia during the Ebola outbreak of 2014-2015. It’s available on netflix and amazon, as well as DVD, and will give you an insight into how …

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Into the Dyebath with Ewe2Yarn

Lindsay Lewchuk Announcements, eco world, Fiber Focus, Hoedown Showdown, Puddles, Q&A, Yarn 8 Comments

Trudy’s Instagram account captivated me from first glance. After many moons of enjoying her hand dyed yarn eye candy, I wanted to know more and discovered she’s eco! Trudy graciously granted an interview… as well as a Hoedown Showdown prize! Howdy, Trudy 🙂 Howdy, Trudy 🙂 “90 percent below the surface” on BFL, DK weight. I love her whole Iceberg series! “90 percent below the surface” on BFL, DK weight. I love her whole Iceberg series! from Trudy’s Instagram feed. from Trudy’s Instagram feed. “Maples” on Merino / Nylon “Maples” on Merino / Nylon from Trudy’s Instagram feed – yarn show. from Trudy’s Instagram feed – yarn show. Trudy’s metalwork! Twig inspired shawl pins perfect for your knitting! Trudy’s metalwork! …

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Fall Event Schedule

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Mark your calendars! I’ve got so many exciting events scheduled for you all this fall. Bundle: Pitch Cowl, Lagoon Shallows Cowl, Royal Tee, Coastal Reflection, & Marquise CutBuy 2, save 20%3, save 30%4, save 40%5, save 50% Looking forward: In addition to these fun events, I’ve got a season of releases scheduled to keep you “knitting happy” as the weather turns from dog days of summer HOT (like now) to cool, crisp, fog, frost, and ‘Let It Snow’!

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Marquise Cut

Lindsay Lewchuk 2017 New Releases, Garments, Patterns

Elegant cables form marquise cut jewels in this sophisticated knitwear top. The beauty of Marquise Cut is the effortless way it transforms to suit any fashion situation. Add optional glass beads to capture extra sparkle while emphasizing the crisp cable crossings reflected in the 58 facets distinctive of the marquise.

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Best of Nature Organic Cotton

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Misti Alpaca BC03 “Violet Flower” Misti Alpaca BC03 “Violet Flower” on US 7 washed / blocked Misti Alpaca BC03 “Violet Flower” on US 7 washed / blocked Best of Nature Organic Cotton skein wrapper Best of Nature Organic Cotton skein wrapper Misti Alpaca BC03 “Violet Flower” Misti Alpaca BC03 “Violet Flower” Swatching Misti Alpaca BC03 “Violet Flower” Swatching Misti Alpaca BC03 “Violet Flower” Misti Alpaca BC02 “Rich Earth” Misti Alpaca BC02 “Rich Earth” Special thanks to my friends at www.loveknitting.com who provided the yarn sample for this blog review. Find your skein here: loveknitting.com. The package arrived beautifully wrapped in an opaque bag, making it like opening a gift!

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Instagram Fall Shawl KAL 2017

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Everyone needs a good shawl for Fall, so I’ve joined up with a group of designers for a multi-designer shawl KAL on Instagram – #FallShawlKAL2017! *The KAL runs until October 15, 2017 on Instagram. We’ve got great prizes lined up to keep the IG fun going through th whole event! Since it’s sometimes hard to get all the info into IG’s available space we created a Raverly group. If you’ve got longer questions or just need a place where you can see all the details in one place, stop by here.

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Optional Strap How To

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Love Ladies Night Out, but need a little extra support? Puddles and I have you covered with just a few extra picots created with your scrap yarn! Check out the “optional” directions in the Finishing section of your pattern. Or if you are a more visual person, watch the “Optional Straps How-To” video below. Video Want to watch it directly on You Tube? Copy & paste this link into your browser: https://youtu.be/LlXeVfJHYlQ