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The 3 Rs and a U

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Rounding out our look at “reduce, reuse, and recycle” is the late societal addition to the 3R’s… the U of “upcycle”! I love upcycling yarn leftovers into wonderfully unique designs – anything from a hair tie to gift wrapping to another publication. Something about the challenge of knowing I have this much yarn and not a strand more lends an exciting boundary box to the infinite design possibilities!

breakfast knitting

Eco Elements Awakening

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One of the unsung beauties in the process of designing is the morphing a particular concept goes through from the initial glimmer of an idea to a published pattern. The story behind Awakening took such an unusual path. In what other world but design would you find a FO that combines a rotting out tree hanging off a cliff, a fascination with drop stitches, dogged determination, and fresh coloured yarn that makes you want to wake up and pick up the needles before breakfast?         tea, knitting, and sympathy flowers tea, knitting, and sympathy flowers …and stayed. Washed, blocked, and ready to shoot! This puppy was off to TE and testing while I waiting on the weatherman. …

yarns bowl niddy noddy by Lisa

Winding the 3Rs with Renaissance Yarns

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(c)Lisa Chimento. Used with permission. (c)Lisa Chimento. Used with permission. (c)Lisa Chimento. Used with permission. (c)Lisa Chimento. Used with permission. (c)Lisa Chimento. Used with permission. (c)Lisa Chimento. Used with permission. (c)Lisa Chimento. Used with permission. Lisa in her Schleeves (design by Mary Annarella) using a laceweight Silk/Cashmere blend held double.(c)Lisa Chimento. Used with permission. Lisa in her Schleeves (design by Mary Annarella) using a laceweight Silk/Cashmere blend held double.(c)Lisa Chimento. Used with permission. (c)Lisa Chimento. Used with permission. (c)Lisa Chimento. Used with permission.

Vegan Beware

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You can’t get a cavity filled without an extra dose of fiber along the way! Black Mountain Yarn Shop is perfectly situated between me and my dentist ? – 2016 You can’t get a cavity filled without an extra dose of fiber along the way! Black Mountain Yarn Shop is perfectly situated between me and my dentist ? – 2016 Upon further investigation, I realized that they were taking a very strict and non-historical definition of the word “vegan.” In my opinion, instead of vegan shop here; it was a case of vegan beware! In the narrow definition “vegan” is “animal-free”. Traditionally “vegan” evokes sensibilities tied to health, wellness, and extreme animal cruelty-free to the point of being no to …

FO collage

Fabulous Bomb Cyclone KAL FOs

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Knit-a-longs, mystery knit-a-longs, community, and knitting… join in today! Knit-a-longs, mystery knit-a-longs, community, and knitting… join in today! We’re a month through 2018, which means the Bomb Cyclone KAL came to a close yesterday. Thank you all for joining me on this spur of the moment, knit through the worst Jack Frost ever threw this way, knit-a-long. I love each and every one of your FOs so decided to feature them all. Pop over to the FO thread to leave your comments on these amazing stitches! Hot off Carly’s sewing table – the prize for the Bomb Cyclone KAL! Hot off Carly’s sewing table – the prize for the Bomb Cyclone KAL! Thank you all for knitting-a-long! The next event …

Birdies Yarn Bulky Organic Cotton in Koi

Birdies Knits Bulky Weight Yarn Review

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A surprise snow this morning became the perfect backdrop for a still shot of “Snow Gazer” after wearing it nigh an hour of hiking through the snow with Puddles. A surprise snow this morning became the perfect backdrop for a still shot of “Snow Gazer” after wearing it nigh an hour of hiking through the snow with Puddles. I’m a bulky weight yarn convert! With bulky yarn and “large” needles, I knit a cowl in just a couple of knitting sessions and the headband in just a few hours!! The amazing colors in today’s yarn review are hand dyed by BirdieKnits, a woman with an incredible eye for color and a customer focused business sense. Gauge Summary US 10/ 6mm …

Mora Cast On

Luxury in Fiber

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Luxury yarn deserves pie, especially when knitting on Thanksgiving! Happy Thanksgiving… Puddles and I are so thankful for each one of you! Luxury yarn deserves pie, especially when knitting on Thanksgiving! Happy Thanksgiving… Puddles and I are so thankful for each one of you! A luxury fiber like none other! Are you ready to have your fingers and FOs spoiled? Then this is the yarn for you! My Gauge Results Swatches fresh off the needles awaiting info gathering before a dive into the bath and block. Swatches fresh off the needles awaiting info gathering before a dive into the bath and block. Mora worked well on a variety of needle sizes! For the particular pattern I designed for the Malabrigo …