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Has a Yarn Ever Matched so Perfectly? Ashes of Al’ar Becomes a Winged Shawl

Ok, true confessions, I play World of Warcraft. I have played this amazing game for more than 12 years. Seriously, saying this out loud makes me cringe a little. Mostly because I’m sort of old and decrepit  experienced in life for being a gamer.  You don’t find many women my age (or even just women

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Persian Dreams melts my heart

Published on July 30, 2016 by in Afghan/Blanket, Yarn

Every now and then a pattern comes along that calls to your heart.  I saw this pattern a while back and thought it was absolutely stunning.  Then a few weeks went by and I saw it again.  This time I added it to my wish list of future projects and thought….someday….this will be mine! Well

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Yarn Bombing!

Published on June 26, 2012 by in Yarn

Have you heard about yarn bombing or tagging?  Have you tried it?  Yarn bombing is a stealth mission for many knitters!  It’s going into your city and finding objects that just need a little knitting graffiti.  Adding a scarf to a city statue, wrapping a parking meter pole with a little colorful love…..anything really can

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Yummy! Crazy Zauberball

Published on May 15, 2012 by in Yarn

I was visiting a local yarn shop and ran across the most fascinating yarn.  It was sitting there in a big bowl of yarn and each ball had it’s own amazing colorways wound in crazy patterns. I stopped dead in my tracks….I just stood there staring and wondering how in the world could 1 ball

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In the Shadows

Published on June 12, 2010 by in Yarn

Have you discovered Shadow knitting yet?  It’s a lot of fun and makes for some interesting discussions with folks who see your project. When viewed from the “normal” straight down angle, your knitting looks like a colorful ribbing project.   You can use any colors you wish, but contrasting colors work best.  Alternating colors every 2

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