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How to dye yarn with Kool-Aid, Lesson Three

There are so many things I like about knitting for Wool-Aid. There’s the gauge doesn’t really matter thing, the helping cold kids thing, the it’ll fit somebody thing…. Another reason I like it  is whatever you knit, it is sure … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Baking

What did you bake for Thanksgiving? I took three pies, a batch of chocolate chip brownies ( Ian and Deb don’t like pie) and lots and lots of banana bread to my aunt’s house. Crusts all ready for filling.  Do … Continue reading

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Thrifty Thursday

  It’s that time of year. Grocery stores have flour and sugar at a significant discount to get you in the store to buy all your other holiday items. So I bought 45 pounds of flour and 20 pounds of … Continue reading

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How to dye yarn with Kool-Aid Lesson Two A tutorial

Your yarn is ready right?  All soaked through, shouldn’t be any dry spots. The next step is to heat some water.  For this skein ( which was only 50 gms of wool) I just filled my tea kettle and heated … Continue reading

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Prize Winning Knitting

I entered some of my knitting at the Eastern States Exposition this year. Imagine my delight when I received two first prizes and one second prize!  One of the first prizes was for my Fisherlad Guernsey.  You’ve seen it before. … Continue reading

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Thrifty Thursday

This week I had 2 little finds.  These adorable vintage looking recipe cards…. They were only 50 cents.  Aren’t they sweet? I also bought this dish towel.  I had not found a new linen dish towel in quite a while … Continue reading

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Thrifty Thursday

This thrifty Thursday is probably going to be boring for you.  Me, I was pretty excited.  Many of the Pyrex casseroles I find are without covers.  But low and behold I found 4 covers at Goodwill in the same trip! … Continue reading

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Hat # 46

I’m not so happy with the results of this hat.The pattern is South End Knitters Hat.  It is  a free pattern.  Hat is extremely stretchy, so that the 96 stitch hat fits an adult, but is too short to turn … Continue reading

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More Sweater Finishing

I started this one for the Ravellenic Games in 2012.  I finished the sweater before the games were done except for one small pesky problem.  It needed a zipper.  As you can see, no zipper.  I bought a zipper.  Lesson … Continue reading

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Hats # 42 and 43

I promised hats were coming right?  Hat #42 is the Greenery  hat by Lilith Parker. The pattern is a free Ravelry download. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/greenery-hat   This was a bit of a challenge as there were lots of traveling cables, so I had … Continue reading

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