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Friday Postcards January 31, 2014

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STASH LOVER

Beat Old Man Winter at his silly game with Chic Knits H2O hat pattern!

Dive into your worsted weight yarns and make a quick chic creation!

Combine 55 yds each (3 – strands) of three worsted weight yarns and 2 hours later: VOILA!

Chic Knits H2O Hat

click HERE to get the pattern….


Monday Morning Mirth January 27, 2014

Monday Morning Mirth

In the late 19th & early 20th Century, thousands of young women moved to urban centers to find careers in business industries.

They wore a uniform of sorts: blouses, skirts & large hats (especially those tremendous straw numbers, the Boater)!

Something else, unexpectedly they had in common?

Reading while walking (and I thought that was a smart phone 21st century phenom)!

…these candid photos are by the chief cartoonist for Punch magazine, Edward Linley Sambourne, circa 1906…


Friday Postcards January 24, 2014

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Mind the Gap: it’s STILL cold!
(& looks like it’s going to stay that way for awhile…)

Make a quick chill blaster with our easy cowl pattern – mod our MAXIMUS style for a smaller version – uses 88 yds of Super Bulky yarn.

(Triple stranded worsted works really nice — try different colors for a tweedy effect!)

the PATT
find it HERE

the MOD
Using the set of numbers for the 2.5 sts per inch gauge instructions, subtract 8 sts from your cast on and 8″ from the length worked. THAT’S IT!

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