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It Can't Be Christmas! I've Still Got Knitting To Do

Katherine DaSilva Knitting Patterns

Your sister is dreaming of a fluffy pair of warm socks to wear black Friday shopping.  Your brother could really use a knitted hat for that after Christmas ski trip he has planned.  And your mom would really love a hand knit mohair shawl in her favorite shade of blue.  What else could you possible get her, she has everything right?  And they know you're a knitter.  Store bought just ain't gonna cut it. But time is quickly ticking away, only 42 days until Christmas.  So, unless you want to spend all night Christmas Eve trying to finish those socks...

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How Knitting Changed My Life By Irina Pi

Katherine DaSilva How Knitting Changed My Life

The final post in my series How Knitting Changed My Life is by Irina Pi.  I met Irina through FiberShare.  She was my daughters match up but when my daughter enlisted me to make a bag for Irina we soon became Instagram friends too.  Irina is multi-talented.  Not only is she a translator and takes the mostly lovely photos of her garden but she's a knitwear designer as well.  This is something I didn't know about Irina when we first met.  She keeps it pretty underwraps but she has some beautiful designs you should definitely check out.   Irina's story is...

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How Knitting Changed My Life by Christy Laukaitis

Katherine DaSilva How Knitting Changed My Life

Christy and I met on Instagram and became fast friends.  She's purchased a few of my bags and yarn and has even introduced her friend Kathy to them.  She's also joined in for Virtual Knit Night which I haven't done for awhile but there's one in the planning stages. (Check out my Instagram)  I asked Christy to tell her story of how knitting has changed her life because I wanted to get the perspective of someone who didn't have a knitting or yarn related business.  Christy is just a knitter.  Someone who just wants to make pretty things with string. ...

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The Cake's On Me

Katherine DaSilva

This is what 51 looks like. Today is my birthday and I am 51 years old. ⠀⠀When I turned 30 it was devastating and depressing. Almost embarrassing to admit I was no longer in my 20’s. When I turned 45 I just felt old and aging. Now at 51 there’s a few wrinkles on the face, lots of grey hair and a much wiser woman. If I could go back and tell younger me anything I would tell her not to worry so much. To do the things you want to do and don’t listen to those who say you...

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A Month In The Life

Katherine DaSilva

August is my birthday month.  It's also the Month In The Life Instagram challenge hosted by Jess from Create and Thrive.  A month long challenge designed to give you (the customer) a little behind the scenes look at what goes on in a handmade business. All during the month of August I'll be posting a photo inspired by the daily prompt giving you a little behind the scenes look at what I do everyday and just what goes into making a bag before it gets sent to you.  My hope in participating in this challenge, besides the fact it just...

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