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TGIF February 25, 2012

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If you are at long/lat: 41º 88′ N, 87º 63′ W today, you might be enjoying something that’s being labelled a Saskatchewan Screamer.

No. It is not a ride at Great America. It isn’t even very daunting conditions for We, Heroes of The North (WINTER IS COMING!) who are rather blase about thug weather at any time of the year.

To us, it is S.N.O.W.

Like this (yawn):

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But indeed, it’s a little sloppy, sleety and slippery and it’s still cold (34°) so we are going to hunker down today and get some fierce knitting done!

Here at Studio Chic, we draw on the wisdom of the urban forest creatures such as the mighty Squirrel, whose philophy is stuffing something away for a craptastic day.

The twin adjuct to this idea is taking the time you’re forced to be indoors as an opportunity to learn something.

So, we thought you’d like to play along…

Here we have a batch of books for you, not only you, but you and some knitting friends (spread the word)…

They are from Nicky Epstein (via Soho Publishing) and are an indespensible addition to your creative library: Knitting on the Edge & Knitting Beyond the Edge (in hardback & paperback editions).

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TGIF Review: In every life some rain must fall and whether its bad weather or a misbehaving pattern, there is nothing like a back-up plan. Solution? Reference Books.
There’s lot’s and lot’s of ideas and options here – when I first saw these, there was an ooohAAh factor born of knowing:
a. I’d have never thought of it myself
b. I’d have never figured out how to do it myself.
In the pages: Ribs, ruffles, lace, fringes, flora, points, picots, cuffs, collars necklines, corners, edges & closures.
In a word: EMBELISHED with no fuss & no fear!

SO, in the spirit of giving you the proverbial Fishing Reel and inviting you to eat forever, leave a comment below telling us your favorite edge finish or knitted bling…

Four folks (1 – book/ 1 – person per draw) will be randomly drawn next TGIF and invited to get busy!


The winner of the PRINCIPLES OF KNITTING from TGIF February 17, 2012 is Liz M, the 123rd commenter!!

She writes: “I would like to improve a lot of techniques,like buttonholes and spacing, make one stitches without getting a hole, sleeve caps, the list goes on and on…”

Thanks to everyone for sharing your knitting with the rest of us!


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