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Sanity-Saving Sewing and Knitting Tools

Every sewer or knitter, beginner or advanced, needs good tools to fully enjoy their craft. Take advantage of the great coupons and deals on notions this time of year and fill those stockings with essential tools of the trade. While there are many that enhance sewing and knitting projects, some have been known to save sanity!… Continue reading Sanity-Saving Sewing and Knitting Tools

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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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Janie’s Knitted Sweater with Hood (AKA Baby Gnome Sweater)

My grandma Janie knitted this adorable hooded baby sweater for Elise. Of course, I had to get her pattern and try it for myself. One of its distinguishing features is the zipper that runs the length of the back, from top to bottom. This allows you to zip your babies in without pulling it over… Continue reading Janie’s Knitted Sweater with Hood (AKA Baby Gnome Sweater)

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Knitting Abbreviations and Tutorials

In preparation for two upcoming blog posts I am working on (Dec 5: Knitted Baby Sweater with Hood, and Dec 9: Mittens Three Ways), I thought references to abbreviations that appear in the patterns as well some tutorial videos would be helpful for new or infrequent knitters. Instead of trying to pack them into my blog posts, I will just link back here for reference.  This would a good page to bookmark! Continue reading “Knitting Abbreviations and Tutorials”

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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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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