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Thursday, February 28, 2013


I've recently gotten active over on Ravelry.  I'm having lots of fun, participating on the forums there.  I post as LuvinEwe, and I'm active on several swap boards, including the project bag swap and swag swap.  I'm really looking forward to my first project bag arriving. 

There's been an interesting thread over on the Tiny Owl Knits board ( you should check out her patterns! really nice stuff!) About swapping , target amounts to spend, and "over spoiling."  The consesus seems to be- Try not to give so much that your partner feels bad that they didn't/couldn't reciprocate.  The thing is- those "target dollars" spent-  do you count the value of what you pull from stash? or just the value that you actually outlay on new, just for your partner items?  How do you value time spent in making handmade items?  My personal feeling, is that I would rather get one lovely handmade treat- an ornament or something else small and cute, than anything store bought, no matter how much is spent.  I value the time and thought put into a swap package far more than cash outlay. 

My next two swaps will be on the "Reducio Sock" board- a Harry Potter themed mini sock swap, and "once upon a time" a fairy tale themed mini sock swap.  I've got lots of cool ideas already, and can't wait to have partners assigned.....

I'll post my swap swag as it comes- I hope you enjoy seeing my packages as much as I do, and that it will encourage you to join a swap or two, too!  (look at all the to's in that last sentence- and all used properly- I'm so proud of that!)

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Spinning again'.

Picked up a spindle the first the in months this morning to spin up some camel/ Silk blend top.    Lovely stuff, will make a  luscious lace weight yarn.

 I got the top from AppleCart Creations at the Echos of Past, trade Fair in Oshkosh yesterday.  Bought two  ounces. Should make Some significant yardage.

I'm working it up on a Fimo Spindle I got at the WI Sheep and Wool show a couple of years ago.  Spins easily & long, plus the colors an so happy-making!

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Falling Leaves Free Pattern

I had a request for Leaf Pattern. this one gives you two corners, a central motif, and sides which can be repeated.

It is in the Public Domain. Use it as you see fit.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

It's watching me........

 I took a break from knitting for others yesterday, to knit up something for myself.  I decided to give Tiny Owl Knits' "Fairy Castles" a try.

Being me, I can't leave a pattern alone, so I attempted to give it a branch.  which ended up looking more like a nose.....
before felting
after felting


The inside turned out well- plenty of room for snips and tapestry needles.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Trying T-shirt Yarn!

 After going through laundry for goodwill, these T-shirts  are being cut up for yarn. We'll see what else comes up!