Monthly Archives: February 2011

Lace and Cable Socks

More socks! I’m sure that comes as a huge surprise. 😉 They are Lace and Cable Socks from Wendy D. Johnson’s book Socks from the Toe Up: Essential Techniques and Patterns from Wendy Knits. The yarn is Mary Maxim Bamboo … Continue reading

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A Collection of Things

There are two schools of thought in this world: first, there is the Japanese way, summed up by the saying “The nail that stands up gets hit by the hammer;” then there is the American way, “The squeaky wheels gets … Continue reading

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Ornament of the Month – February 2011

I know that I said I was going to stitch Julia Lucas’ Home for the Holidays this month, but when I sat down to sort through the remaining ornament patterns, Sweetheart Tree’s Hollyberry Heart (1998 JCS ornament issue) jumped out … Continue reading

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Bright Dinosaurs

I won’t go into my love for all things PlanetJune again. All I will say is that she sure makes super cute dinosaur patterns. Example one: a lovely blue Plesiosaurus, crocheted from Bernat Satin in colour Teal. Nessie never looked … Continue reading

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Kitchen Blessings Border

Seemingly endless stitching in a semi-solid silk. Not exactly my favourite type of stitch. And that is exactly why my re-colour (and re-charted border) of Enchanting Lair’s Kitchen Blessings is languishing. But, I dusted it off the other night, and … Continue reading

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Feeling Blue-ish

I know that those of you who do needlework are familiar with over-dyed and hand-dyed threads. There is a whole set of people out there trying their hand at dying various fibres in a multiplicity of colours (with varying degrees … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day

May your life be full of love today and every day. Happy Valentine’s Day.

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