Category Archives: Works in Progress

Under the influence of yarn

There are so many reasons to love yarn, and those reasons are as different as the crafters who use it. But, what we can agree on is that using yarn confers a benefit to us. (Otherwise, why would we keep on using it?) One of the greatest benefits for me, is that yarn and knitting give me a way to pass time that otherwise would be wasted, or spent doing something much less pleasant. It allows me to take those little chunks of time standing in line at the grocery store, in the waiting room at the dentist, riding the train, etc., and turn them into productive moments. When you're an on-the-go type of knitter, it's kind of amazing how much time you never knew you had! But, sometimes, life throws you a situation in which waiting is all you can do, and unless you have something to keep your brain busy, it drags on forever. Like the hospital! We checked in at 7am. I pulled out the little sleeves as the nurses went through the pre-op procedure.

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Cute as a button!

I don't know if this has ever happened to you, but I was browsing through the kazillion of fun buttons at Joann's a while back and found this button "Cute as a button".  Which describes my granddaughter. (I think that's what any nana would say! right?)  (here's a picture of Kalyn -not big on smiling- with big brother, Cole)

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Vacation Projects

So what kind of crafting projects do you choose for your vacations?  Do you choose something simple & mindless (why stress about something while on vacation?) or do you go all out for something complicated? For myself, I pretty much choose mindless projects for when I'm traveling for vacation - that way I don't have to carry charts or anything around.  But I'm going to do something different when I'm on vacation next week. I'm not going to be doing any traveling beyond a trip to Seattle on the weekend to see my two favorite baseball teams play and I'll be driving so no time to knit then!  So it'll be a "staycation" and I decided to challenge myself. (both of these photos courtsey of Erica Jackofsky)  

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Weekend baby blanket

Yes, yes – I know these are washclothes but the pattern is also known as a wonderfully simple design for baby blankets.  The key is that you start at one corner. You can choose how many rows you knit to make the size anything from a washcloth to a full-sized afghan. Perfect for my weekend knitting. Here’s the story. A friend sent me an e-mail this morning. A friend of hers was just blessed with ...

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Old WiPs

  So do you have one of those projects that you started forever ago but have never finished? And it's still hanging around, staring at you balefully?  Well, I certainly do - it's my Cables & Os sweater from No Sheep For You. I started this project in April of 2007.  4 years ago!  

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