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Thursday
Apr022009

Whit's Knits: Checkerboard Lace Scarf

I love this pattern because it's made up of just basic yarn overs, knit two togethers and slip slip knits. Never will you have to purl three together through the back loop or slip one, knit two together, pass the slipped stitch over. The simple geometry of the pattern also makes it really easy to catch mistakes.

Made out of The Fibre Company's Canopy, a fingering weight yarn that is 50% baby alpaca, 30% merino and 20% bamboo, it makes a perfect spring scarf. The alpaca contributes a soft drape, while the merino adds bounce and life. The bamboo gives a subtle luster to the whole thing.

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Friday
Mar272009

Molly's Sketchbook: Sunny Tied Quilt

This quilt is the perfect project for early spring because it introduces a welcome burst of color into your home and it's light enough to use through the warmest months.  --Molly

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Monday
Mar232009

Joelle's Giant Granny Square

This beautiful blanket sat unfinished and crumpled in a forgotten corner of Joelle's craftroom for at least two years.

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Monday
Mar162009

Wool Felt Jelly Beans

Easter has always been my favorite holiday. In all honesty, I think it's because it involves jelly beans. So as you can imagine, I had a blast making these felt jelly bean bags for my daughter this Easter. My favorite part was the wide array of beautiful colors of wool felt to choose from. It was an instant winner with my daughter who is in her "rainbow phase". She loved mixing all the colors and then putting them in rainbow order. Ah, to be young again. She was equally thrilled to stash them back in the custom bag that had her initials on the drawstrings. Happy Easter! --Page

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Sunday
Mar152009

Easy Drawstring Bag

We made this simple drawstring bag to hold colorful felt jelly bean bags, but it can be used for a wide range of things. A custom gift wrap alternative, a travel bag, a knitting project bag and the list goes on and on. It sews up in less than an hour and works with any kind of fabric. A perfect use for those fabric scraps you've been wondering what to do with.

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