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Mittens 3 Ways – Knitted, Felted, and Repurposed

With cold weather soon approaching (or arrived) for many of you, I thought a few instructions on making mittens would be appropriate. Does any one else have trouble like I do finding well-made WARM wool mittens for outdoor activities like walking, sledding, and shoveling?!? Mittens #1 and #2 require some basic knitting skills, and variation #3… Continue reading Mittens 3 Ways – Knitted, Felted, and Repurposed

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12 Days of Stocking Stuffers & Giveaway

To kick off a month of holiday festivities and gift giving, we thought we would share with you some of our favorite ideas for homemade stocking stuffers and host/hostess gifts. We have tried to provide a variety of items in terms of skill level, time to make, and type of recipient. Additionally, we have put the… Continue reading 12 Days of Stocking Stuffers & Giveaway

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5 Easy Steps to Felting Wool Sweaters

We all have obsessions, right? My latest is tracking down old wool sweaters and felting (technically it’s fulling) them. The result is a ‘new’ inexpensive (but luxurious) fabric for my own one-of-a-kind creations! I love the feel and texture of wool. It gives me a warm, cozy feeling. It becomes so versatile when it is… Continue reading 5 Easy Steps to Felting Wool Sweaters

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Janie’s Felted Purses and Felting Tips

To introduce myself, I am Sarah’s grandmother and Marty’s mother, and I am honored to be included in their blog. I began knitting when I was in my early teens, beginning with a very long stocking cap. Some of you wont even know what that is! You can Google it! Then I began to knit… Continue reading Janie’s Felted Purses and Felting Tips