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Countdown to Christmas KAL

I know it may seem early to start thinking about Christmas but it will be here before you know it.  There's only 173 more sleeps until Christmas.  That's 172 days (or less if your fingers cramp up) to knit all those Christmas presents on your list.  Not much time really. Every year I have plans to make everyone in my family something handmade and every year I fail and only manage to complete one or two.  But this year my daughter Sarah and I have decided things will be different.  We want to get a headstart on our Christmas knitting and we hope you do to. Together we are hosting the Countdown to Christmas KAL.  The rules are really simple...

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FibreShare

If you're on Instagram I'm sure you've been seeing the posts about FibreShare.  Have you been wondering what it is?  This is my second round participating in FibreShare and well if your not familiar with it and you're just not quite sure what all the hubbub is about let me catch you up. FibreShare is a wonderful way to make new yarny friends and add some new yarns to your stash.  Maybe some you've never tried before.     FibreShare started in 2015 as a swap between a small group of friends and has continued to grow ever since to the tune of 3,222 participants this last round.  Pioneered by Ashley Thurman and Beth Meyer, FibreShare is an international yarn swap. Every...

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Nine Projects I'm Making in 2019

Did I say nine?  I may have miscounted.  But let's start there. Last year I decided to participate in the Make Nine Challenge hosted by Rochelle of @homerowfiberco.  If you don't know what the Make Nine Challenge is it's a very easy going way to challenge yourself to complete nine projects you want to sew, knit, quilt or any other type of craft you like to do.  There are no prizes other than the finished projects you reward yourself with and there are no penalties if you don't complete your chosen projects.  Again, other than those you give yourself.  You're not in competition with anyone else and what you choose to make is totally up to you.   I really like participating in the...

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Where the Mermaids Live

Back in January I posted a photo on Instagram of some yarn for a project I was planning to knit.  I tagged the designer of the pattern and thus began a wonderful connection. The yarn was my own Twigs + Twine Yarn Co. line in the colorways Thistle and Granite Falls and the pattern was the Scottish Highlands Shawl by Kay Hopkins. As I cast on and made progress I continued to post photos of my project and tag Kay in them.  We began to chat and she invited me to come to a retreat she was hosting.  How could I resist the opportunity to get to meet her in person AND spend the weekend knitting?  As I continued chatting...

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