Tag: KAL

Thinking In 3 Dimensions

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Thinking In 3 Dimensions

Even when I was young I had a very good spatial sense. I loved working on 3-D puzzles and when I moved the furniture around in my room it always worked. My guess is that is one of the many reasons I ultimately became so taken with knitting. Knitting is one of the only crafts […]

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Are You Going to Knit Along?

Filed in Skill Building by on January 22, 2015 0 Comments
Are You Going to Knit Along?

A few weeks back Kellie and I were discussing our participation in a #YearOfMaking. That led to the idea of a knit-a-long. Well thanks to our awesome assistant Jess…we are about to get going! For 2015 we have added a new benefit of membership in EduKnit, a free pattern coupon every month. And that was […]

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Let’s Do a KAL!!!

Filed in Out of Our Head by on January 8, 2015 4 Comments
Let’s Do a KAL!!!

I am always amazed (but no longer surprised) when Kellie and I are on the same path without sharing in any real way. Now our VA is starting to get there too! I am not sure if Jess should be happy or scared… If you read Kellie’s post earlier this week, we all discovered that […]

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Inspired by Kaffe

Filed in Just Stitches by on February 12, 2014 0 Comments
Inspired by Kaffe

A swatch a week, inspiring us to try something new. That is the idea behind the #52Swatches. So I pulled out one of my oldest books. This past weekend as I was teaching about color I read a bit out of Kaffe Fassett’s autobiography. The book describes the time that I was first introduced (figuratively […]

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The First FLY Skirt

Filed in Just Stitches by on October 11, 2013 8 Comments
The First FLY Skirt

The FLY (From Leftover Yarn) Skirt KAL ultimately had 85 participants. But other than Kellie and I, so far we only have one completed skirt. I was so excited to see this completed FLY Skirt in person last week at the Knit and Crochet Show in Charlotte, NC. I also love that she added her […]

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A Little Back Seat Posting

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A Little Back Seat Posting

I’m on the road with two of my sons. After taking the first shift of driving, I get to relax in Ohio. Or at least the back seat of my very packed car as it rolls through Ohio. And yes, the last two photos are of my FLY KAL skirt. It’s coming along nicely. 

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WIP: More Work on the FLY Skirt

Filed in Just Stitches by on August 15, 2013 0 Comments
WIP: More Work on the FLY Skirt

  My part of the FLY skirt KAL is coming along!!  And I continue to love the fabric more and more. But see that little blob of teal-ish yarn? That is all I have left of one of my two “new” balls. I used up all of the browns on the flight home. It has […]

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Saturday is a Special Day

Filed in Out of Our Head by on August 4, 2013 3 Comments
Saturday is a Special Day

There’s a song that I learned as a child in church that says, “Saturday is a special day, it’s the day we get ready for Sunday!” I do love to take Sundays entirely off each week, giving myself a full day of rest from work and the stress of the everyday. Thus  Saturdays often are […]

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7 Little Known Facts About Knitted Skirts

Filed in Just Stitches by on July 25, 2013 7 Comments
7 Little Known Facts About Knitted Skirts

Knitted skirts have a bad reputation. The problem is so often a simple tube with no shaping is “sold” as a skirt.  And although there are a few female bodies that are tube shaped, most are not. As such, knitted skirts that are not designed well also don’t wear well. But there are, in fact, […]

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Everything Old is Made New

Filed in Just Stitches by on July 16, 2013 2 Comments
Everything Old is Made New

Today I began with two baskets of leftover sock yarn and a sheet of paper.  One basket of brown/gold tones, one basket of greens with a blue undertone. The sheet of paper was a list of randomly generated numbers.  I was preparing to create my new “yarn” for my sample of the upcoming FLY Skirt […]

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