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Monthly Archives: December 2015

Spring Keys

Spring Keys

Who, pray tell, is not bothered with winter yet? We anxiously watch the weather forecast on TV, waiting for someone to conjure up some sign of spring. To shorten the time until spring’s arrival our ancestors would gather to sing vociferously and without interruption believing their magical songs echoed from one village to another, always […]

My Heart Aflutter Pillow

My Heart Aflutter Pillow

I have more creative ideas rattling about in my head than the time required to accomplish them all. This is very frustrating, although I’ve often heard, Rome wasn’t built in one day. Seeing creative ideas materializing is one of the greatest satisfactions in life. A small example is My Heart Aflutter hooked pillow. It’s a […]

Mardi Gras Jester

Mardis Gras Jester
[columns] [span6] [/span6][span6] [/span6][/columns] During the summer of 2010, my wife and I took a driving trip to New Orleans. Staying in the French Quarter at the corner of Canal and Bourbon, we had a wonderful taste of New Orleans sites, sounds, and smells.  Within walking distance of some of the world’s best restaurants, and […]

Sunny Day & Seaside Dishcloths

Sunny Day & Seaside Dishcloths
[columns] [span6] [/span6][span6] [/span6][/columns] In the last issue, the Festive 2011, we worked Tunisian simple stitch with the double-ended hook. In this issue we’ll try a couple of fancier stitches. A great way to try new stitch patterns is to turn them into dishcloths, so here are two for you to try. For our placemats […]

Busting Clothes Moth Myths

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Knit Together with Cynthia MacDougall Decades ago, when spring cleaning was an all-out ritual, housewives would wash all the winter woollies. Then they would wash down all the cupboards before replacing the winter garments. Woollen rugs were draped over the clothes line and beaten soundly. Walls were washed and baseboards scrubbed or vacuumed. One of […]

Knitted Wire Napkin Rings

Knitted Wire Napkin Rings

These stunning table accessories are surprisingly fast and easy to make. No special knitting skills are needed – just casting on and off, and the knit stitch. The wire is easily found at your local craft or beading shop. “Artistic” or “craft” wire is found in the jewelry making section. It’s affordable, tarnish-resistant, and comes […]