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Enkindled Spring

This spring as it comes bursts up in bonfires green, Wild puffing of emerald trees, and flame-filled bushes. (selected from The Enkindled Spring by D. H. Lawrence) I started this post in the Spring.  Now, I sit in my studio … Continue reading

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Diamond Eyes

2015 Goal – Design and Publish Patterns. The first projects I designed, Cable Me Cozy and Springtime Loop, were created for my beginning cable and beginning lace classes.  Although I have no fashion experience, I found that I really liked designing – it … Continue reading

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Energy Boost for Knitting

On a recent Saturday, Ulli, co-owner of Abuelita’s Knitting and Needlepoint, brought in Fruit and Nut Bread.  Wow was it delicious and healthy as well.  Perfect for those days when a quick nutritious snack is needed. Ulli said this bread … Continue reading

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Delicate Hearts of Silk and Fluff

At least a few times a week I look through Ravelry patterns that are on the “hot right now” or on the “recently added” lists.  Sometimes I see something I love and sometimes I admire the work of designers I follow.  Since I write … Continue reading

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Helpful Hint: Pretty Edges

Many shawls and scarves have garter stitch borders which help to minimize rolling edges. But sometimes I want a cleaner edge that a garter border produces. One of the favorite techniques for a pretty edge is to “slip the first … Continue reading

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Fingerless Fun… or Frostbite on your Digits

Southern California Mittens While fingerless mitts will not keep the frostbite away if you live in the frozen north, they work well in Southern California where cold is defined as anything below 70 degrees (or 75 at my house).  A bit … Continue reading

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Happiness at Noon

“If one thinks that one is happy, that is enough to be happy.” – Madame de la Fayette Last night I had a few friends over to knit and I worked on my A Hap for Kathi.  I’m using Knitted Wit … Continue reading

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