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The Favored Farmhouse

Katherine DaSilva Shop News

Hey local shoppers, there's a new place in town where you can find our bags and yarn and it's called The Favored Farmhouse. They are located at 415 S Alder St. in Moses Lake just around the corner from the Moses Lake Museum and Art Center and the Police Station.  They had their grand opening just this last weekend and I heard from the owner Daphne that it was a great success. If you haven't had a chance to visit them yet here's a little sampling of some of the things you might find there: The Handmaker's Bag Co. bags...

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How Knitting Changed My Life by Amanda Anson of Little Bitty Delights

Katherine DaSilva How Knitting Changed My Life

Last month I talked about how I got started knitting and how it changed my life and I thought it would be fun to pose this question to other knitters.  So I invited Amanda from Little Bitty Delights to do a guest post on the blog this week and answer that very same question.   If you don't know Amanda, also known as The Teal Knitter, or haven't heard of Little Bitty Delights you should go check out her shop.  (After reading her post of course.)  She makes the most delicious clay stitch markers and progress keepers.  We even collaborated on this...

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Halloween Kits

Katherine DaSilva Shop News

Is it too early to start thinking about Halloween?  There's only 120 days left to plan your costume, decorations, parties and knitting projects.  Halloween is one of my favorite holidays.  When my children were younger I loved making costumes for them, decorating the house and taking them trick or treating.  One year, my friend whom had children the same ages as mine, and I were Room Mother's and we put together a fun party for our children's classes.  We dressed up as witches and brought cauldrons of treats.  It was a lot of fun and the kids all loved it. ...

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August Secret Bag Society - Everything S'more Fun With You

Katherine DaSilva Secret Bag Society Shop News

The first day of summer may come in June but August is the hightime of summer for me.  It's hot, as hot as it gets here in the Pacific Northwest, the cherries have all been harvested around my home and things are starting to slow down just a bit.  Living in the Washington countryside and a farming community means that life is in full speed  as soon as the snow clears the ground and it doesn't stop until the crops have all been harvested.  And having a husband and a son in law that work in industries connected to farming...

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How Knitting Changed My Life - Part 2

Katherine DaSilva How Knitting Changed My Life

If you haven't read the first part of this story you can catch up here.  Then come back and I'll fill you in on the rest. So...where were we?  Oh, yes... I was working as a manager in a bookstore and there was a little coffee shop inside the bookstore.  One day I was working what would have been my normal day off and a group of ladies came into the coffee shop.  I saw them all gathered around a table, chatting, laughing, and knitting.  Knitting...it had been ages since I had thought about knitting.  I somehow, started chatting with...

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