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Finish the Ravenna Satchel: check!

I’m sure some of you might be wondering if I’m ever going to follow-up with a post about the felted bag I had worked on over the summer. Well…I finished it! Yay! After I completed the needle-felting process a few months ago, the bag sat in a corner of my bedroom as life sped up… Continue reading Finish the Ravenna Satchel: check!

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Have bag. Will travel. Almost.

I’m on vacation for the next few weeks. When you think of the word “vacation,” what first springs to mind? Maybe relaxation. A time to unwind. A yummy drink in one hand and a good book in the other. Or maybe it means going to new places, seeing new sights, doing something different and fun… Continue reading Have bag. Will travel. Almost.

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Summer Knitting…

About six months ago, I realized I could use a new travel bag—you know, something to bring on a flight or the occasional overnight trip—but I wanted to knit one for myself rather than buy one. So once again I visited Ravelry.com (love that site!) and I stumbled upon the Ravenna Satchel by Marta McCall.… Continue reading Summer Knitting…

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Life: One Row At a Time

A few posts back I mentioned knitting Teva Durham’s Cabled Riding Jacket, a beautiful, form-fitting jacket, but only accomplished via an intimidating, advanced knitting pattern. It took almost five years from when I bought Ms. Durham’s book, Loop-d-Loop, before I finally steeled my resolve to knit the jacket. A few things hindered me. First: I… Continue reading Life: One Row At a Time

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“Needle” little felt in your life?

In a previous post, I mentioned how much I’ve enjoyed the process of felting, but even though I have a running list of projects I’d like to attempt in the future, the concept itself recently began to lose its luster. And that’s when I remembered the embellishing power of needle felting! Almost six years ago… Continue reading “Needle” little felt in your life?

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Knit Two, Purl One…I’m Addicted!

I love to knit. Give me an invigorating skein of yarn, a pair of wood needles and a fun pattern, and no drive is too long, no extra-curricular activity too mind-numbing. (Provided I’m not the one driving, or my child in the spectator seat isn’t needling me to entertain her because she’s bored.) One of… Continue reading Knit Two, Purl One…I’m Addicted!

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Childhood dreams

To start things off, I want to give a huge shout out and “Thank you!” to my gracious and multi-talented friend, Ashley Martin, for helping me set up this blog/website. She’s an amazing author with her own blog: http://www.lemonbiscuitcrumbs.com/. It’s worth a look-see, especially if you enjoy literary fun and a quirky sense of humor.… Continue reading Childhood dreams