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Broomstick Lace

I tried out Broomstick Lace for the first time a couple weeks ago.  This is a swatch I made of it.  It was interesting to try, and it’s very pretty.  My hands were a little clumsy at managing everything.  I think it would’ve helped to have an actual broomstick needle.  I was just using a …

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Aspring Designer Advice

Well, in a way I hardly feel like the person to be giving out advice to aspiring designers, since I still don’t get published nearly as often as I would like.  However, I was emailed a question yesterday by a woman that has done some knit designing and is trying to get published.  She said …

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I got what I asked for…

I posted earlier today and said that I was anxious for some exciting news.  Well, I got some.  I knew that some of my designs for children had been nominated for one of the Flamie awards, but for some reason that category was missing on the page that announced the finalists.  I brought it to …

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New Pattern – Sierra Scarf

Here are some pictures of my newest design – “Sierra Scarf”.  The yarn is Wisdom Yarns Limerick color#31901 (autumn colors).  There are 175 yds/skein, and I used about 3.5, so it takes around 613 yds of yarn.  This is weight category 3/Light (frequently called “sport” or “dk”).  It is 100% Superwash Merino Wool.  The yarn …

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Crafty Christmas

Hi there blog readers!  Our family had a wonderful Christmas!  I hope that you and your family did too!  We had lots of fun and did lots of things for Christmas, but I want to share with you those parts of it that were crafty in some way or another, since after all, this is …

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