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Hand Warmers - quick and easy, knit or crochet

This weekend I began working on mittens again because it's that fall time of year when your hands start looking for warmer places to hide in.

But mittens are hard to hold your phone in, your steering wheel, cups or coffee or hot chocolate. So I began experimenting with fingerless version and wow, it was easy peasy and each one only took 30 minutes to make!

There is the crocheted version which is really quick, works up in the round.

Here are pictures of crocheted and knit…


Added by Lisa Simmons on October 14, 2013 at 9:02am — 2 Comments

Seeing Purple (for quite a while now)

What started out as a small project for my newly adopted Poodle Sophia turned into a two-year marathon for my youngest daughter? 

I vaguely remember how all of this started.  In the beginning, I dyed some of my machine spun Shetland yarn to make a…

Added by Teresa Gardner on July 11, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments

Learning to Spin

Okay, I promised to tell you all how I came to be a spinner. I was reminded by a Spinning Daily post on the subject, and I don't have Nermal Duty today, so I'll see if I can fit this in. I was horrified to realize that these events happened more than thirty years ago!

My parents had a neighbor, a retired man named Mr. Hudson, who had a little "hobby farm" around the corner from them. He had grown up on a sheep ranch in Texas, and had acquired a pair of sheep for his little farm. I had…


Added by Freelance on June 1, 2011 at 10:22am — 9 Comments

New Stroll Hand Painted

Have you seen the new hand painted colorways of Stroll sock yarn (formerly Essential)?

I had the great pleasure of designing them months ago, and I've been awaiting their release eagerly ever since. I had to place an order right away yesterday for the Make Believe color (along with a… Continue

Added by Melissa on July 16, 2009 at 7:55am — 15 Comments

A Weekend of Spinning and Washing the Results.

After spinning a whole lot this past weekend, I tried a new method of washing and setting the yarn. Before, I would have used a just a generic baby shampoo, but I had some Soak on hand so I decided to try that.

It was easier on my hands, but I worried that because of that, it wasn’t removing all of the dirt and grease from the fibers. And while, I did have to run it through 2 times ( I suspect my extremely hard well water), it did a nice job of… Continue

Added by terryekinch on October 27, 2008 at 12:07pm — No Comments

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