Month: January 2015

Tote Vote!

January 30, 2015

It’s Friday and what better way to use your “sliding into the weekend” time than to vote in an internet poll! Over at The Sweatshop of Love, Allyson has worked in collaboration with Laura of Ink Whale Design and yours truly to come up with 8 tote bag designs, 4 of which we’ll be screen […]

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Learn to Knit with MOI!

January 28, 2015

If you know me, you know I’m passionate about knitting. If you know me, there’s a really good chance you’ve talked to me about learning to knit or told me a story about a special person in your life who knits or crochets. It’s now a full month into the new year and we’re in […]

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Holla Knits Knit Along Planning

January 26, 2015

Starting Monday February 2nd, Holla Knits will be hosting a knit along for all of it’s patterns. It’s perfect timing: post-holiday and it’s peek winter here in the Midwest. That’s a perfect combination for starting new projects! Over on the Holla Knits discussion boards, people have been busy sharing their plans for the KAL. My […]

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FO: Wooly Mammoth

January 22, 2015

At one point during my holiday knitting, I needed a fun diversion. Being on deadline can sometimes make me feel like the slowest knitter on earth. I find if I take some time out for a fast project, it puts me back in the right mindset. Back when I ordered my yarn for all of […]

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Project Update: Forest by Satsuma Street

Project Update: Forest by Satsuma Street

January 21, 2015

You’ve heard me talk about Satsuma Street before. I’m more than a little obsessed with Jody and her designs. For my birthday this year, I received what I thought would be my very first Satsuma Street Project – the lovely Forest pattern. It came along with the floss and with embroidery linen, a material I […]

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You’ve Got Mail

January 19, 2015

  Everyone loves mail. Well, ok, everyone loves mail that isn’t full of bills or credit card offers. I had special reason to love my mail this week. A Knit Picks order I wasn’t expecting until Tuesday came on Saturday! That good luck combined with the fact that I have Monday off is the best […]

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Caught My Eye

January 16, 2015

Things that caught my eye this week! The Rainbows and Unicorns shawl for Ewe Ewe yarns by my friend Leah Coccari-Swift. If you can stop looking at it, you’re more disciplined than I am. View it on Ravelry here. Forest by Satusuma Street. I started work on this a few months ago, but really got cracking […]

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FLASH SALE: Rolling Thunder

January 14, 2015

    If you read this blog, there’s a big chance you already know and love Holla Knits. On Monday, HK announced their 2015 Knit Along including all kinds of spectacular prizes. You can read all about it here. To kick off the Knit Along in style, Holla Knits will be having a flash sale […]

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FO: Bicycle Mitts

January 12, 2015

People love bikes. Specifically, the majority of people in my life love bikes. I have family members who are competitive cyclists. I have friends that bike all over the city all times of year. I have collegues who have participated in RAGBRAI, the famous “Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa”. I know triathletes. People. Love. […]

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Holiday Gift Round Up: Droopy’s Stocking

January 9, 2015

Most of you know my dog Droopy. He’s an old guy who can be a little ‘particular’ and set in his ways, but he’s my buddy and I love him. While I esteem him very much, the shocking truth is I’ve never actually knit him anything! I started a number of dog sweaters that all […]

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