Friday, December 29, 2006


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My NORO SURSA SHAWL is finished. How lovely on
#2 Daughter

From the NORO book Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton Collection - Book Two -
uses NORO Silk Garden and Cash Iroha for the trim

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ZIG ZAG Scarf - 2 skeins of ZIGGY made in Italy
by S. Charles
Doesn't it fit her personality? # 3 Daughter

Tuesday, December 19, 2006


In honor of my 100th post and to celebrate the NEW YEAR,

I am hosting a CONTEST !!!

I will accept entries starting now, until 5pm EST Friday, January 12th.

To enter, tell me your

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with "New Years Contest" in the subject line

leave a "COMMENT" on this post stating your resolution.

If your reply is "Anonymous" please include your email address so that
I can contact you if you win.

Are you inspired to learn a new technique, complete an unfinished project, teach a child to knit, knit for charity, start a knitting group, sell something ???.......WHATEVER it may be!!!

The winning email will be picked at random on Friday, January 12, 2007

The WINNER can choose one book from the following:

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"Stitch 'N' Bitch" The Knitter's Handbook


Debbie Stoller

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Debbie Bliss "Cotton Knits for All Seasons"

25 projects for babies, adults, and children

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"The Yarn Girls Guide to Simple Knits"


Julie Carles & Jordana Jacobs

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"Knit Hats"

15 patterns

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"The Weekend Crafter: Knitting"

20 Simple & Stylish Wearables for Beginners


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"Scarf Style"


by Pam Allen, Editor of Interweave Knits

Good luck and HAPPY NEW YEAR to all!!

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Monday, December 18, 2006

I Won a Contest !!

I won a contest !!!



I sent her an email describing one of my favorite holiday traditions and my name was randomly picked to win a skein of her beautiful hand-dyed yarn.
I have chosen:

Whatnot Sock yarn -hand-dyed by -Joni of Union Center Knits. This skein, called "Wool Swimmer's Yarn", is a "refreshing array of greens, blues, teals, and white".
It is even more beautiful (and soft!) in person.

450 yards of fingering weight superwash wool sock yarn.

Fiber content: 75% Superwash Wool 25% Nylon.

You can see more of her scrumptious hand-dyed yarn and other hand made items
for sale at her etsy shop.

Thank you Joni

I am now inspired to have a contest of my own celebrating

my 100th post

so STAY TUNED !!!!

Friday, December 08, 2006

Colinette Absolutely Fabulous Throw Kit

My Colinette "Absolutely Fabulous Throw" kit from

JENNIFER KNITS has arrived!

seven incredible hand dyed yarns and four patterns from which to choose.
Knit on size 11 needles.

My colorway is "APRIL"

I can't wait to get started !!!

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Secret Pal 9 Package Received !

I received my first YUMMY package from my Secret Pal who, I have discovered,
lives in North Carolina.
Two skeins of Knit Picks "Memories" 100% Merino in Redwood Forest color,
Nobo "No Boundaries" pink fluff,
Reynold's "Lopi",
Peaches & Cream,
Lace yarn from Knit Picks,
a wonderful assortment of teas and cocoa,
Beautiful handpainted note cards from the "Shoestring Studio" in British Columbia, Canada
Monet pocket calendar,
and more !!
This secret pal really picked out a wonderful assortment of goodies for me.

Friday, December 01, 2006

December Knit for Charity - THE RED SCARF PROJECT

What is the Red Scarf Project?

The Red Scarf Project, a project of the, collects red scarves to send in Valentine's Day care packages to college students who have been raised in foster care.

"These brave young people are going it on their own and trying to improve their lives and the community by attending college. The care packages are welcome tokens of encouragement to young people who otherwise receive little to no mail. Your scarf should be soft (any material), unisex design, and approximately 60 inches long by 5 to 8 inches wide. "

For more information, free patterns, ideas, and personal stories,

click on :


scarves need to be mailed in January to:

Orphan Foundation of America Red Scarf Project

21351 Gentry Drive, Unit 130

Sterling, VA 20166