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Leg Warmers are Back!

I loved wearing leg warmers as a kid (yes, in the 80s!). I have been so cold lately that I have been avoiding skirts and stockings. I wonder if I whip up a pair (or two) if I will be more inclined to don dressier clothes and stay warm at the same time. Though I do see the fashion includes them being worn over jeans too. Hmmm… I did a quick Pinterest search for leg warmers that has some fun and easy patterns to make. Craftsy also did a round-up of knitted leg warmer patterns (I’m not sure if they are

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Different Ways to Knit A Sweater

Did you know there are many types of knit sweaters? They all eventually “look” like a standard sweater but the composition of each type is quite different. Read more about it on Craftsy’s blog post “Types of Knit Sweater”. If you knit, what is your preference for knitting style?

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Designing Your Own Patterns Digitally

Last week I wrote about how I was interested in getting more creative with my knitting so I started to work with more than one colour of yarn. You can read about it here. This week I was reading a review from The Spendy Pencil where she reviews an app called StitchSketch LE. This app has a free and paid version. It is basically a digital graph-maker so you can design your own patterns. Read more about it here. Do you prefer traditional graph paper and pencil method or would you/do you think a digital version is the better way to

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Craft Shows 2014

This afternoon I will be at my third and final craft show for the season. Three weekends in a row sitting and smiling and engaging potential present and future clients. I believe it is important to have a presence in the community for word of mouth and face-to-face to be a potential business attraction. I know myself I prefer to do business with people who I “know” rather than a sterile webpage. Crafting is all about art and the human reaction to it and that is how I would like to represent my business. The product may not have been

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Rave Knitting

There is a trend of “rave knitting” in the UK that was featured in the Daily Mail. Kelley D basically floats out a few balls of bright coloured yarn into a crowd and they wrap the yarn around them, making human knitting. It’s an innovative concept, however, have you ever had yarn wrap around you and somebody tug? Ouch! What about all those substance-assisted participants falling over. I think I’ll pass. What do you think – would you try it? Read the details here.  Photo Source: dailymail.co.uk

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Alpaca Yarn

*UPDATED July 2017* Local Alpaca Farmer It is my honour to work with a local group of alpaca farmer, Canadian Alpaca Products, who work together to bring the finest alpaca yarn products and services at the fairest price. Canadian Alpaca Products members work together to breed the best animals, provide the best in shearing and herd health services, create award winning products, and establish a breeder market.  From rescue services and health care consultations, to nutritional supplements, fibre sorting and yarn patterns, the members of CAP bring decades of experience to all aspects of the alpaca industry. (source) As a

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Knit Captain America Sweater

My little guy is six years old. He likes many different super heroes. This particular week in January he decided he liked Captain America and asked me to make him a sweater. This is what I came up with. We both love it!!

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“Loz’s North Star” Knit Hat

I was wanting to play with adding different colours in my knitting. I also got interested in making hats on my circular needles. This is what I came up – an adult hat with gold and deep green acrylic yarn.  

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Knit Hat

My 6 year old son loves the TMNT. Last winter I wanted to play around with charts and fair-isle style knitting so I found a chart for the turtles and made him a knit hat out of it. Each of the turtles are represented around the hat. My son loves it!  

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Hi! I'm Elizabeth

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