Teaching Boys to Knit

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To celebrate his 8th birthday, my nephew asked for another knitting lesson. But since he’s all the way over there & I’m all the way back here the solution was to create a video. The video covers creating a slip knot and then each step for a 15 stitch small swatch including cast on, knit stitch, purl stitch, and bind off with boy inspired analogies. Happy birthday Nathaniel! I’m thrilled you are eager to learn to knit & hope you enjoy your birthday lesson.

Indie Design GAL – Cranberry Scones Recipe

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Cranberry Orange Scones Lindsay Lewchuk – 2005 Ingredients 1 c. organic buttermilk or organic plain yogurt1 organic large egg1 tsp. organic orange extract3 c. organic all purpose flour2 tsp. organic baking powder½ tsp. organic aluminum-free baking soda½ tsp. organic salt8 T. organic cold unsalted butter, cut up1 c. organic frozen cranberries, halved1/3 c. organic fructose or ½ c. organic granulated sugar1 tsp. organic orange zest1 T. organic butter at room temperature Directions 1. Preheat oven to 375 F.2. Measure buttermilk in a 2c. measuring cup; beat egg in with a fork  & add orange extract.3. Put flour, baking powder, baking soda & salt into a large bowl.4. Stir to mix well.5. Add 8 T. of butter crumble with fingers until the mixture looks like …

WordPress Ravelry Designs Widget – A Review

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Shellbot created an awesome new WordPress widget that filled a much needed hole on my site – Knit Eco Chic’s Previous Publications page. Her Ravelry Design Widget, available through wordpress, Shell’s website, or her Ravelry group (Giddy Knitters), populates your Ravelry patterns on your WordPress site! I used a custom short code for the Previous Publications page. Here’s the page at regular zoom I also added the widget to display on the side bar of my blog. I opted to preview 3 patterns to keep it short and sweet. The widget interface is extremely user-friendly! Even the novice wordpress writer shouldn’t have any problems with the selection of options. The custom short code took a little more finagling. However, it’s …

Fiber Focus: Organic Cotton

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From the earliest times to present day, organic cotton reigned as the work horse of the plant fiber yarns. Using cotton for fabric dates as far back as the Mesolithic period (the Middle Stone Age). The earliest surviving example of cotton bolls and cloth were found in caves in Mexico and dated by scientists to be at least 7,000 years.[i] Since modern industrial technology hadn’t yet mucked around with cotton, you can be assured, it was organic they were using! Okay, so it’s been around FOREVER, but what is it?Organic cotton is the same plant as non-organic cotton. (Well, the same if the non-organic isn’t from a genetically modified seed!) Part of the Gossypium genus, this cellulose fiber grows in …