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Do You Need a Quick Holiday Gift?

December 9, 2015


Quick and Easy para cowl In my job working with students with special needs, I rely on lots of talented teachers and paraprofessionals to see students, carry over skills in the classroom and make materials.  In other words, I need them way more than they need me.  So, every Christmas, I schmooze them with hand […]

A Bowl Fit for Hopping

October 19, 2015


Road Trip Yarn Bowl I enjoy knitting on trips, but my beautiful ceramic yarn bowls don’t.  I always manage to forget they are in my knitting bag and break them.  But no longer!  I turned ten mini-skeins of yarn plus one skein of worsted weight into a flexible, durable yarn bowl that will travel very […]

A Deceptive Dishcloth

June 11, 2015


Liar’s Cable Rib Dishcloth This is a dishcloth based on a Mock Cable Rib.  It is pretty easy, but it looks complicated.  The trick is holding the yarn over in the back of the work while you pass the slipped stitch over the knitted stitch and yarn over.  The size is easily adapted by adding […]

Seaside Market Bags in Land-locked Kansas

June 5, 2014


Seaside Market Bag Seaside Market Bag Worsted The seafoam stitch has always intrigued me.  I saw this colorful cotton yarn, and I decided to give it a try.  It makes a nice market bag, even in land-locked Kansas.  The crayon colored bag is knitted with chunky yarn, and the purple/ blue/ green bag is made with […]

A Yarn Bowl of Yarn

May 22, 2014


A Bowl of Yarn for Yarn This is an unbreakable yarn bowl made from one skein of T-shirt yarn.  I bought mine at my favorite yarn store, Yarn.  There are instructions on the internet for recycling your own shirts if your favorite store does not carry Tee Cakes by HiKoo by skacel.  It has handles to […]

Faith’s and Brooke’s Striped Hat

November 13, 2013


Faith and Brooke Striped Hat v2 This was my attempt to to enter the “My Mountain” contest by Schachenmayr.  Unfortunately, I did not get the pattern figured out in time, but I am happy with my design.  This is a hat with vertical stripes, done with slip stitches.  It is warm and cozy.  I have […]

Dots in Stripes Dishcloth

July 17, 2013


Dots in Stripes Dishcloth Yes, it’s another dishcloth.  My local yarn store, Yarn, hosts a dishcloth exchange called “The Monthly Dish.”  We meet at a restaurant, eat and drink, trade dishcloths, and generally have a good time.  I have been designing simple dishcloths for Shannon, the owner, to offer as classes.  This is July’s class.   Try […]