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Blue Loom Knit Shawl

I can share this now :-) I made it back in summer for an LJ friend (who is not on LJ so much anymore) for their birthday. However, I thought I would send it from the US when we went to Seattle because it would be cheaper, faster or delayed through customs. I packaged it up but then had a change of heart - what if was pulled aside when it was scanned? So, it went off in the mail once we returned home and it was well received.

The yarn I used is James C. Brett marble chunky. This yarn is light, colourful and good yardage for the cost. IIRC, it took three balls to make and it was knit on a knitting rake by hand.

Striped knit blue shawl

Probably a stupid question, but ...

I want to have a Halloween party and include carving those foam pumpkins you can get at craft stores or dollar stores. Would I need to buy specific carving utensils or would something like plastic knives cut through the foam just as well? It would save a lot of money if I could just get a package of plastic knives instead of trying to get enough carving utensils for each guest to have their own, but I feel like the plastic knives wouldn't cut through the thick foam very well, if at all, and that trying to use them might be a disaster.

World Cardmaking Day October 5

I have a lousy cold, but I was able to sit down and make some thank you cards. I wish I could have invited someone over, but I don't want to pass this germ around.

Bird thank you cards

World Cardmaking Day October 5

Any plans to get the gang together and make cards?

Quadriga vintage ad

I really enjoy browsing vintage_ads. It's rare for crafty ads to show up, however. I thought this one for Quadriga cloth was pretty cute given the time of year. Quadriga is more of a tech term now, but in the 40s and 50s it was a cotton fabric. Click for larger.

Grandma was a wartime spy ;-)

Fascinating article on the role of steganography - encoding secret messages - into knit objects during war time.



World Wide Knit in Public Day

Apparently yesterday was World Wide Knit in Public Day along with National Best Friends Day, National Rose (Wine) Day, National Upsy Daisy Day and National Name Your Poison Day. Who knew?

Did you knit in public at an official event or is every day Knit in Public Day for you?


Simple Card Designs

Hi friends, just some simple cardmaking designs I came up with for my friend's craft club. She's working more and we're thinking it might be best to send people home with kits. It's really hard to come up with simple ideas, especially since not everyone has a giant craft stash at home :D

Simple Card designs

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