Category Archives: design

Labor Day – Perfect!!!

What a great holiday on which to start on yet another creative wave of fashion!  Recently I have been intrigued by the resurgence in interest of an outerwear or accessory called a Ruana.  It is a simple yet elegant wrap which … Continue reading

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T-shirt To Yarn To Rug

I take recycling very serious (almost too serious my family sometimes says) but when I had these shirts that I couldn’t use as rags, the plan to re-use took shape.  Honestly, I remember my mom doing the same thing with old … Continue reading

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SHS Spartan Fleece Blanket

This is a picture of the blanket I made for the SHS Alumni reunion.  It is a handcrafted, deluxe fleece blanket in orange with a black edging measuring approximately 50″ X 70″. I am taking orders for anyone interested.  The cost for these … Continue reading

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Guacamole a Hit!

If you need a recipe for Guacamole, then try this easy one I got raves for on Cinco de Mayo. Guacamole Ingredients: 2 avocados 1 tsp. Garlic Powder 3/4 tsp. salt 1 tsp.  Oregano 1 tsp. Onion Powder 2 Tbsp. … Continue reading

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Materials & Gauge Matter

A designer considers a lot of factors when creating a new project. Yarn weight and gauge make a huge difference to the end product. So whenever I hear someone say that gauge doesn’t really matter when constructing a project or … Continue reading

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Quick Tip

Sometimes I find it hard to follow a pattern as it is written in; especially when it involves * and ** and go back and do from * to * 2 times.  Space constraints are to blame I suppose and … Continue reading

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Earth Day – the day after!

Here it is the day after Earth day and it is 39 degrees with snow in the mountains!  Just goes to show Who is really in charge.  The peas in the garden have been covered as well as the potatoes so … Continue reading

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We only thought warmer temperatures were here to stay.  Mother Nature is getting back at Spring for coming early by sending a cold snap our way. But that won’t stop me.  I am working on a pair of fingerless mittens that will … Continue reading

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Spring has officially arrived and it is dressed as summer!  Trees are not budding but leafing already and the flowers are up and having a blast in the bright sunshine and record breaking warm temperatures. What a great time to … Continue reading

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Spring is Coming!

It feels like spring today and I am so ready for its arrival.  Working in the garden today to prepare for early planting of peas, I took a break to work on the Ladybug pattern  Here is a preview of … Continue reading

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