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Restocking the present shelf

Do you have a present shelf? The spot in the closet dedicated to last minute hostess gifts, birthday presents and things you just can’t justify giving yourself so you buy it to give to others? At my house, the present shelf materialized while living in Italy....
Tips for Knitting Wild Animals

Tips for Knitting Wild Animals

My 3D knit mojo rolled along over the winter. Most recently, I turned back to Knitted Wild Animals, by Sarah Keen. Sarah’s patterns are easy to knit but need a chunk of time to assemble. These three animals used almost an entire bag of polyfill (I chose not to...

Road Trip: Quilt National 2015

Ohio may not be everyone’s ultimate summer destination, but I’ve always wanted to visit a Quilt NationalĀ at the Dairy Barn in Athens. This juried biennial exhibit reflects cutting edge art quilts from around the world. Videos where the artists talk about...

Setting sail with Judy’s Magic Cast ON

One of the unexpected gems from FiberCamp last weekend was Anne’s method to create a knitted tubular cast on. There’s oodles of options, but I’d never seen her version, which uses Judy’s Magic Cast On. Surveying my knitting circles this week, I...

4 Books to Conjure a Knit and Crochet Spring

When the view from my desk is greyscale, a splash of spring blossoms is just what I need. This occurs every March since I’ve lived in New England. A few years ago, I took a hangar and shaped it into a green grid that could support a growing bouquet of knit and...
You are fab!

You are fab!

The stars have entire armies of people dedicated to telling them how fabulous they are every day of their lives. You have a mirror. Get in front of it and be your own publicist, darling. This fabulous quote from Tom Fitzgerald and Lorenzo Marquez’s giggle read,...