River Run Farm and Macy

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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. …

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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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Into the Dyebath with Ewe2Yarn

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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! …

Katrinkle owl buttons

Whimsy and Lasers the Eco Button Creator

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“Don’t play with lasers or sharp tools.” Sound advice for the masses, but exactly what this designer does resulting in the most adorable, whimsical buttons, gauge tools, removable stitch markers, knitter earrings, and other knit and crochet accessories! (c)Katy Westcott. Source www.katrinkles.com. Used with permission. (c)Katy Westcott. Source www.katrinkles.com. Used with permission. (c)Katy Westcott. Source www.katrinkles.com. Used with permission. (c)Katy Westcott. Source www.katrinkles.com. Used with permission. (c)Katy Westcott. Source www.katrinkles.com. Used with permission. (c)Katy Westcott. Source www.katrinkles.com. Used with permission. (c)Katy Westcott. Source www.katrinkles.com. Used with permission. (c)Katy Westcott. Source www.katrinkles.com. Used with permission. (c)Katy Westcott. Source www.katrinkles.com. Used with permission. (c)Katy Westcott. Source www.katrinkles.com. Used with permission. (c)Katy Westcott. Source Ravelry. Used with permission. (c)Katy Westcott. Source Ravelry. Used …

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Picture Stitch Markers

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In this digital age, it’s sometimes funny how you met people and become friends. I first noticed Leslie as the girl with the eye behind my fellow indie, Talitha Kuomi’s, pattern photography. We struck up a conversation and low and behold I discovered photography wasn’t her only knitting peripheral. She also just opened an Etsy shop. (c)Leslie – source Facebook. Used with permission. (c)Leslie – source Facebook. Used with permission. (c)Leslie – source Instagram. Used with permission. (c)Leslie – source Instagram. Used with permission. I happened into the “World of Stitch Markers” by having so many different beads and charms leftover from jewelry making in the past 10 years, that I decided to make some “Shiny, Happy Stitch Markers” to …