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TKGA Recap

Hi Knitters & Crocheters!

Well, it’s been a week and some days since I’ve been back from conference. As much as I looked forward to getting away, I looked (even more) forward to coming home. Getting back into my routine is always a good thing. 

So, I wanted to take some time and give you some feedback. You know, the things I loved and the not-so-exciting parts for me.

I arrived Wednesday, July 22nd. The shuttle driver was so cool, and explained to me that the previous week the sewers and quilters were riding in his van to the Town and Country Hotel. Must be quite the spot, I thought to myself. 


And let me tell you, the hotel was charming, full of character, and the rooms were inviting. The guy told me I was on the 8th floor. Well, those that know me, know that heights aren’t my thing. *eeek*  But, the views were beautiful. The movie, Pretty Woman, quickly came to mind. I viewed from the slider, as close to the slider as I could get. 🙂

See the green umbrellas just past the pool? That was my spot every morning for coffee, every afternoon for tea, and most evenings if there was someone down there to talk with.

After putting away my things, I ventured downstairs to locate some coffee and conversation. The people I met were so friendly, as all knitters and crocheters are, right? 

Well, I sat there for awhile, found the coffee, got out my knitting and people watched.

By now, you’re probably asking yourself, where is the conference stuff. I have to be honest…here it comes…I wasn’t impressed (at that moment). I know! I should have been, it was TKGA for goodness sake, but for me, the wow factor wasn’t there (yet).

I’ll explain…

Knitters and Crocheters were very friendly as you would expect. Yes, I was able to sit at any table and chat. Yes, they always asked what I was working on. Yes, I gave out a lot of cards.

Being Wednesday, there wasn’t a lot going on. A few classes had started and the conference was underway. But, where were all the people? That was what was most surprising to me. There didn’t seem to be a large crowd.

Thursday was a bit nicer with more people arriving, but still not to the level I would have expected. The coffee line was now longer. 🙂 That told me many more had arrived. This hotel had only one Market where you could get a sandwich or salad, coffee or tea. The little restaurant next door served Breakfast and Lunch, which I did most mornings. Breakfast anyway. As for dinner, well, the main restaurant had closed down just the week before. We did discover a mall within walking distance. Score! We ate dinner there. 

You can definitely see the charm, can’t you? The food was awesome. The fruit was fresh cut. I found this to be my every morning breakfast spot. 

I went for a walk around the property and found some fun plants and trees…

I met some great friends who I think I will remain connected with for a long time…From top right: Gloria, Barbara, Sharon and myself. These ladies made me laugh the entire time. And our server was adorable. He escaped before we could snap a picture of him.

So, what about the shopping, Deb? 

Glad you asked…

I wasn’t thrilled. Though, honestly, I think this conference is very heavy on the crochet. That may have been more of my issue. Though, the amount of vendors was lacking, in my opinion. I’m guessing 50 or so vendors. Not a lot when it’s part of a conference.  

I walked into the room and Red Heart booth is right there. Very impressive actually. Some very cool people were hanging around that booth. You know, it was in the hotel’s conference center, right there on the hotel property. Convenient? Yes!

This is a Marly Bird and Myself. Pop over and visit both of our Facebook pages, we love to interact with our peeps.

Here’s the funny part…The minute I turned my camera around to do the selfie, my comment was, “OMG, look at my hair.” She busted out laughing. This is the picture after I got over it. 🙂 I adore Marly. She’s so genuine, happy, and loves to talk with you.

Now, I did watch a fashion show. It was fun. There were a lot of fun pieces, though the two that caught my eye were:


Both of which were crochet.

BUT…The Best thing EVER for me was the YARNOVER TRUCK!!! OMG! Here are some pics. These are not from the conference. I think I was so in awe of this truck that pulled right into the room, I forget to get a few pictures. 

YARNOVER TRUCK– pics courtesy of google images

I mean, who thinks of things like this? Maridee and Barbra. Read about their story here. These two women are so friendly and inviting, you can’t help but step into the back of this truck. 

So, you can clearly see the things that appealed to me and the things that did not. I’m not sure if it was because I’ve been to two very large conferences, Stitches and VKL. Both of which had hundreds of vendors. This was a smaller scale type of event. Though, I had a great time, met some fun women, and made some business contacts. THAT was worth it for me. 

Would I go again? If you had asked me that on the last day of the event, I’d probably  have said no. But, after recapping the event, I would have to say, YES! It was worth every cent. I think I also realized I made a quick judgment based on the number of people attending and the lack of vendors. This isn’t enough to keep me from going again.

I chose not to take any classes because when I signed up, the choices weren’t there for me as a knitter. The ones I would have taken were sold out. The class sizes were too small according to my peeps. I’m wondering if it was the lack of space that kept them smaller. Just a guess, though. 

That’s my take on the whole event. I stayed the length of the conference, though I did leave before the final event Saturday night. 

So, as I always say,

Knit On! (and don’t be judgmental of an event until you’ve re-thought all the details.) 😉

Hugs!
Deb

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What is Color Inspiration to You

Hi Knitters!

I’m always in the mood to create things that help in my color inspiration. Whether, it be paint chips (that I admittedly took in handfuls from Home Depot), Pinterest Mood boards, or browsing through magazines your neighbor hands you as you are getting in your car.

It’s all about color theory…basically, how to select colors that go together.

This lesson will be basic information that I hope you can take and use.

Imagine your caked yarn, or balls if that’s how you roll, 🙂 is organized around the color wheel.

 Most yarn companies are mindful of their colors, and making them compatible. We all seem to have our favorite yarn companies, the good news is, they have kept that in mind when selecting colors that work well together.

Designers, yarn companies, and other fiber gurus have figured out (for us) this color theory, so all we have to do is choose the colors we like.

Here’s the basic method:
Analogous colors are next to each other on the color wheel.  These are the colors that are near/next to each other and work well together. Generally sticking to 2, 3 or 4 colors.

Complimentary colors are done in pairs and sit directly opposite each other on the color wheel and pack a punch. This is my ideal way to choosing colors when I use the color wheel. I’d recommend going out to your craft store and picking one up. It’s a great tool to have in your box.

Split Analogous colors are the colors that are next to the complimentary colors. Example would be, choose your favorite color on the color wheel, zip straight across. The 2-4 colors on either side of that one color are the Split Analogous colors. Again, choosing 2 or more colors and sticking with every other color on the color wheel.

Another thing that works well, and is cheap (because any home store has walls of them for you to take) are the paint sample chips or cards. They have laid out similar tones on one sheet for you. Don’t even get me started on the hundred of crafty things you can do with them. I follow this board.  A blog post all it’s own. Hey, that would be fun to explore. 🙂 Though, this blanket is crochet, can you imagine the possibilities with knit stitches? Oh, how my mind works in so many mysterious ways.

*taking note as to a next blog post*

A Paint Chip Blanket

So, how about creating your own mood board, or perhaps collecting some paint cards. Get that inspiration flowing with a color wheel. Everyone is a photographer in some way, and I also believe everyone is a designer in some way, as well.

Get Creative and Knit ON, friends!

Deb Buckingham, Author/Designer
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BLOGcast – Episode 1

I’m so excited to announce that I will be joining the ranks of the (many fabulous) podcasters, but, as a BLOGcaster. For me, it’s about the writing. 

I want to start out by saying THANK YOU for viewing my first (ever) BLOGcast. I think I may have made up this word, but it really does fit. This episode will give you an idea what to expect from me. I have lots of fun things to share with you. My hope is that you will come back time and time again.

So, let’s get started…grab your favorite beverage, your knitting or current WIP, and hang out with me for as long as you’d like, or as long as it takes you to devour every last word.

This BLOGcast will post every two weeks. I will have various other posts along the way, though, who knows…I could change my mind at any moment. That happens often. 🙂

WELCOME
The one thing that will be front and center every time is a {warm welcome, virtual hug} from the Diva. Because, without my readers, I wouldn’t be spending time writing this, showing you that, and chatting it up about whatever.

Let me start by says a BIG Thank You for joining me on this fun adventure into the world of Dishcloth Diva, or better yet, Deb. 

LIFE IS GOOD
This is where I’ll be sharing my WIP’s and FO’s with you. I can have anywhere from 1 project on the needles to, oh, who knows how many projects on the needles. As far as Finished Objects, well, that depends on the WIP’s. I may even throw in a book review every now and then. Those are always fun! Don’t you agree? Though, this could also fall under Enabling. Sigh…

Life happens right? I’ll keep it knitting related. But, I have to say, I’m a quilter, reader of good fiction, love a fresh new recipe, and yes, I crochet. I love a good photo-op moment. So, if the wind shifts and it snows, or the sun shines through my window, I will probably snap a picture and share. Music finds itself in constant ear shot of me most days. My favorites will be shared, and hopefully they can become yours as well. If not, that’s ok. 

So, as life happens, I may change up my craft. Nothing wrong with that, right? Life is (absolutely) Good! 


                                                                                     

DIVA ENABLES
Oh yes, I can! I find myself picking up the yummiest hand painted, hand dyed yarns around. Not to mention the fun favorites I always seem to grab every chance I get. Sock Yarn. A huge addiction of mine. Needles that I find glide well, you’ll hear about those too.

Fiber related enabling will be shared. Guaranteed!

 

FAVORITE PATTERNS I’M STALKING
We all know we love to sink deep in the trenches of Ravelry, for hours sometimes. We grab our laptop or iPad and sit for hours and put pattern after pattern into our library or que. You don’t have me fooled, you know you do it. 🙂

Sometime the emails I receive from various companies have patterns that take me off in another direction… 

TECHNIQUES
Occasionally, I’ll share a technique of two that has fascinated me. Maybe a stitch that I found, or…well, maybe you’d like to see something specific?


GIVEAWAY
I’d like to do giveaways. That will mean one thing…to win, you will be required to leave a comment below or in my Ravelry Group in a specified thread. Sound good?  Yarny stuff goodness!

Well that ends Episode 1. I’m, once again, excited to be a part of this world. Thought, I’ve chose to do my way, I think it will still be fun and a time for you to sit comfortably in your favorite chair, sip on your favorite beverage, and devour my content.

So, until next time… 

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If you are interested, I can be found on Facebook, Ravelry, and Etsy
Please come like my fan page. I give free stuff away there too. Mary just won my latest book! Go Mary! 

How does all this sound? Today is Tuesday March 11, 2014. So, two weeks from today, you will find our 2nd BLOGcast. This one was to let you know what to expect and how often to expect it. 

I’d love to hear your comments. Is there something else you’d like me to cover? I’m open to suggestions…I’m flexible. I’ll open a thread in my Ravelry Group where you can also leave your ideas.

So, as I always say,

Knit On!
Deb

 
 


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Book Review: Mollie Makes Woodland Friends

With the help of Interweave, I’m thrilled to do (yet) another book review for you.
Are you a Crafter? I am. I believe that most knitters are also crafters of all sorts, well, in my circle of friends, anyway…

Paperback: Molie Makes Woodland Friends: More handmade projects for the home

Publisher: Interweave Language: English
It sells for $12.95 US
That’s a steal. For 18 knitted, stitched, crocheted, and paper-crafted projects, all with a modern take in their signature styles, with a touch of “quirk thrown in.” Why wouldn’t you buy this? 
I truly believe the cover of the book can make or break your decision to pick it up/buy it. Am I right? 
Look at it! 

The cover is truly your inspiration. The cute Woodland Walk Quilt, the Tissue Box Cover, the Animal Pictures on the wall, the Badger Pillow sitting on the chair…

This book is part of their squirreled-away collection of nature-loving ideas from their favorite Mollie Makes designers. How fun is it to create something fun, modern, yet a bit quirky for your home? Sit down for an evening or take a weekend and create one or more of these fun little projects.

You can use your sewing machine and create the Woodland Walk Quilt. It measures approximately 35 inches x 43 inches. The perfect size for snuggling on the couch with, or wrapping up to read a good book. Maybe your child needs a cute accent to their bed. Or you have a baby shower coming up and need a fun, quick gift. Oh, that reminds me…I do!

How about knitting (now there’s a fun idea) Hanna Hart’s Flying Fox draft excluder. Total Fun! He (or perhaps, she) is on my to-knit list. He’s approximately 35.5 inches long, excluding his tail. And 12 inches around. He’s easily adjustable to fit your door by knitting longer or shorter.


If you’re in the mood to crochet, how about stitching up the Tissue Box Cover. It’s made up of four panels; rabbit, fox, bear and a deer. Each is crocheted seperately then stitched on. Super Duper Cute. This one, I will make for my granddaughter’s bathroom. 

Maybe, you feel like more crochet. Why not stitch up these cute Crochet Shelf Ornaments. Perfect addiction to your desk (I’m making some), or your bookcase. Each cute creature measures approximately 5 inches high and about 6 inches long from the tip of their paws to the tip of their tails.

Ok, I’m always in the market for another mug rug. Have you discovered their simplicity yet? They usefulness? I have one that was given to me, from a fellow quilter, in an exchange. I use it daily when I’m sitting working away at my desk. 

These are cuter than any I’ve seen. Seriously!. Each mug rug measures approximately 8.5 inches x 4.5 inches and are just the right size for a large mug (is there any other size?) and your favorite sweet treat. Did someone say coffee break? The project has a fun technique known as reverse applique. All you need to know is included in the book. 


Ok, the final favorite project of mine in this book is the Badger Pillow. Super Cute! Add a bit of charm to your stack of quilts, or perhaps sit him against your favorite books on the shelf. This project is simple enough to finish in an afternoon and can be stitched by hand easily, or use your machine for speedy project making. 

Of the 18 projects in the book, these are what I’ve que’d up for myself. Ok, let’s be honest, I’ll probably make each and every one of them, as they seem quite easy, or should I say the designers have written the instructions so that anyone will not have a problem with them. 

Each project is accompanied by step-by-step written instructions and clear photography. Something that is important to this Diva. The tried and tested tips thrown in help you feel confident in your skills and give you the best projects ever. 

Mollie Makes Woodland Friends has thought of everything, and has been included in the back of the book: templates for your convenience and instructions on enlarging for best results, stitches used in the projects and how to work them, and a chart for the hand stitched Squirrel Hand Warmers.
 
As you can (clearly) see, I’m in trouble. No, not by anybody but me. Yes, I have things that need to get done, work related, but there’s always time for some project making that doesn’t involve work.

So, I totally recommend this book. I mean, I seriously do! It’s full of great photography, fun and informative projects, along with a variety of fun tips and tricks to help you throughout the projects. Go check it out. Order it online at Interweave and I promise, you won’t be disappointed.

So, as I always say,

Knit On! (Or in this case, Stitch, Crochet, Sew, Knit On!)

Deb



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Finish-It Friday

I have had too much time on my hands this week. Not because I’m “out of work”, but because I’ve simply been lazy. Sigh…

I’m sure you know what I’m talking about. We all have “one of those weeks.” 

However, with so much time, I’ve been able to finish many things. My Etsy shop is looking fantastic. (If I don’t say so myself) My shop now contains crochet cowls, which I love. Look for more crochet items soon…


My Honey Cowl (linked under the Patterns I endorse tab) is coming along as well. I hope to have that finished over the weekend.

I have some fun quilting and sewing projects waiting patiently in my craft room. I’m participating in a Block of the Month Club with Amy Gibson. Her blog, Stitchery Dickory Dock is one of the coolest blogs. She’s an excellent blogger. I hope you’ll pop over and check it out.  

I went to Joann Fabrics yesterday and bought my fabric for the Sugar Block Club. Black, grey, white, and a touch of pink.  Can you pick out the houndstooth? Love me some houndstooth…


Then…last but not least, what will this fabric be when it grows up? Any thoughts?



So, as I always say,

Knit On! Or Sew On!

Deb

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And The Thunder Rolls…

…and has never sounded so good. Though, coupled with lightening, well, that wouldn’t be such a good thing right now for us. 

We’ve experienced yet another fire here in our beautiful Colorado. Almost to the day, a year ago, we had fled from the Waldo Canyon fire. The Black Forest Fire, as they are calling it, had people evacuating from their homes. Some lost their homes, others ran just in case. I can’t say I blame them. I think what we all learned from the Waldo Canyon fire was you can never be sure where it will go next, or when it will strike too close for comfort. Voluntary evacuation to me would mean, go. Just go.

I have sat here, clear on the other side of the city, watching, listening to others cry out on Facebook, hear the news crew when they would make their next briefing. Such a sad thing. For those that have lost everything, I can’t imagine how that feels. For those having to pack up, and get ready because they are on pre-evacuation status, I do know how that feels.  Running around, gathering stuff. 

Wait. It IS just stuff. I understand the heirlooms, the buckets of expensive cashmere yarns, but honestly, nothing is as important as you getting out. You can’t be replaced.

I guess for me, having lived that, I think back to what I could have done differently. Nothing. The fact that we all got out safe and our home was untouched, we can only breathe a sigh of relief. Some can’t do that today. And for that, I can only say, I’m sorry. I’m sorry that happened. And for what reason this fire had started, we may never know. They have begun an investigation into the point of origin, and as to why it got started. I do hope they find out. It would offer comfort, at least to know.

I’m looking out my loft window as I write this. It’s raining. And hard. It’s what we have all prayed for to end this horrible beast. As of 11:30am, the fire is 75% contained. Good news!

The one fun thing positive to have learned, was that my favorite yarn shop, Table Rock Llamas, that was located in the heart of Black Forest, was spared. Yay! We have a knitting group called Bitch ‘n Knit girls that meet every Tuesday morning there. I think we will rename our group, “Smokin’ Hot Knit Bitches”. The shop owners love it. 

Table Rock Llamas Knit Shop

Well, my friends, I didn’t mean to give this post such a negative feel, but just know, it’s part of life right now for many. Take comfort today in knitting something special, whether it be a new hat for someone in need, or a pair of socks for yourself.

So, as I always say,

Knit On!

Deb 

 (p.s. the yarn pics are to add a bit of brightness to this post.)

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Small Business Saturday

We all know how hard small businesses work to keep up and keep going. 

Tomorrow (Saturday, November 24) you can help out by visiting them one by one. 

I know we are…

“Small Business Saturday is an American shopping holiday held on the Saturday after Thanksgiving during one of the busiest shopping periods of the year. First celebrated on November 27, 2010, it is a counterpart to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which feature big box retail and e-commerce stores respectively. By contrast, Small Business Saturday encourages holiday shoppers to patronize brick and mortar businesses that are small and local.” ~Wikipedia

A few fabulous shops we will stop by are Nemos Coffee,  where we will get the best latte ever made (seriously), Crafty Laine, where I will browse their amazing selection of modern print fabrics and see what other project I can make, Table Rock Llama Fiber Arts Studio, where I will shop for yarn for my dads Christmas present (hat). And possibly up to Stash, where they have Manos del Uruguay, a one of kind fabulously soft yarn. 

Will I have time to knit, you ask? Well of course I will. 

So, as I always say,

Knit On!

Deb

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Fall, Coffee, Photography, Knitting & Stuff

An escape from our regularly scheduled knitting events…

Our weather is drastically changing from those oh-so hot days, to cooler days and colder nights.

I’m ready.

Though, I’ve never been a huge fan of snow. I grew up in Michigan, but as a kid, snow was fun; snow boots, hats that grandma knit, and big over-sized coats that hung way below our fingers. I remember walking to school as a young girl with all the neighborhood kids…we all looked alike. The moms watched as we filed side by side, making our way to school. We could hardly walk. The snow in Michigan was never forgiving, as there was lots of it. But as a kid, you did everything to make sure you were wet from head to toe by the time you arrived at school.

As I’ve grown up (well, for the most part, anyway), I have a different take on the weather changes. I love to sit outside a coffee shop when it’s just cool enough to enjoy, and knit. The trees are brilliant this time of year, the skies are blue, and the brisk breeze is well received. Knitting offers me a feeling of calmness, much like fall weather does.

It gives me the urge to grab my camera, and shoot some pictures. Re-decorate my house, and fall in love all over again with my surroundings.

 Snow will fall sooner than we are ready, but living in a wooded area, the beauty never gets tiresome. I find myself, amongst the snow flakes and cold temperatures, with my camera. I never get tired of Colorado.

I know right? Who would?

Halloween will greet us, followed by Thanksgiving, then Christmas…holidays that remind all of us that winter is here.

It’s the time of year, my hermit instincts kick in. Oh, don’t get me wrong, I HAVE to get out or the walls close in, but when that snow falls…I’m in for the day.

Knitting in my favorite chair, in front of my favorite design show, creating my next favorite project.

Yep! My friends know me. They know I won’t be coming to knitting that day.

I encourage you to enjoy this day, whatever part of the country you are in. Find yourself a favorite spot and favorite hobby, whether it’s knitting, crocheting, or just sitting there pondering, and look at your surroundings. There is much beauty everywhere.

So, as I always say,

Knit On!

Deb

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Interview with Diane Serviss – Knitting Designer

One of the biggest mysteries in the knitting world is how to achieve success as a designer.
I’m excited to introduce to you Diane Serviss. She’s known in the Etsy world as Pixiebell. I’ve “stalked” her for quite sometime now, just popping in and out to admire her fun photography and whimsical designs.  

I was looking through the free hat patterns on Ravelry when I stumbled upon Jakes Cable Beanie.

What an impressive knit. Fun. Fast. Not to mention, Fabulous. You know me, that’s what I’m all about. I actually knitted it in a couple hours, using the recommend yarn, Lions Brand Wool Ease Chunky. The cables are beautiful. But the one thing that I found fun about this hat was, you use dpn’s to knit it, not a circular. I enjoyed that. Alot.

My Knitted Version

So, I dug a bit deeper on Ravelry and found her Elfinwear page. Her About Me section is so much fun to read. What an accomplished woman. Did you know that her Signature Pixie hat and her gnome style beanies were featured in the 2012 episode of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Ty Pennington can be seen wearing her pixie hat, in olive!

I think it’s time to chat with Diane…

Thanks for joining me, Diane. I’m curious, what inspired you to design this awesome Jakes Cable Beanie? 

My nephew, Jake, is an avid outdoorsman in Montana. I noticed every time I saw photos of him, he always wore a hood but no hat. He mentioned he always had a hard time finding one that fit snug without being too bulky. Aunt Diane to the rescue!

What a great aunt! Is there anything in particular that inspires you to design, in general?

I am really inspired by movies, new and old. I am always amazed by the gorgeous wardrobes and garments worn especially in period pieces. You can see influences of cartoons, Dr. Zhivago, even Bridgette Jones in my work.

Dr. Zhivago, nice! So, what advice do you have for a new knitter?

Practice and challenge yourself! Find a fibre that you really love working with. Start off with a pattern that you feel comfortable with, then try another pattern with a new technique in it. Continue learning and growing and trying new things.

Great advice! You obviously have been knitting for awhile, can you share with us about 
how long?

I taught myself to loom knit in 2005. Along the way I realized there were some restrictions to what I could do. In 2007, I finally taught myself to needle knit by watching videos on youtube. Three years ago, I taught myself to crochet the very same way.

I can relate to you when you say you taught yourself to knit in front of youtube videos. What exactly was your first knitting project?

I think, like most new knitters, it was a scarf! It was garter stitched and green and I held onto it for quite some time until I learned to knit in the round and made one of my first hats to match it. 

What is your favorite knitting project now?

Felted Wizard and Princess Hats

I guess it is no secret that I love hats. My favorites are always something childlike in a grownup size. I love pointy pixie hats and gnome hats and big puffy tassels. I love any excuse to play dress up. One of my favorite patterns is in the book, “New Knits on the Block.” I could make a million of these and give one to every princess I know. 

Diane, for many designers, knitting has become a way of life, rather than a hobby. How has knitting changed your life?

Knitting has changed my life in every way imaginable. Knitting was only going to be a hobby, but when I graduated college in 2008 and realized no one was hiring, I fell back on my hobby. Now, in 2012, that hobby is a thriving business that employs both myself and my husband full time…he is an amazing knitter. Our eldest daughter knits for us seasonally. I certainly never planned to head down this road, but what an amazing lifestyle we have been blessed with.

I love to hear happily-ever-after stories. One last question, what is your favorite type of yarn to work with?

The yarn I most often use and design for is Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick. I love instant gratification. Give me a fat yarn and a fat set of needles and in one hour I’ll hand you a finished hat, my friend.

This was fun! I also discovered Diane (Elfinwear) has a Flickr account. See more fun pics there. 

Dear Readers, I’d be honored (and I’m sure Diane would too), if you’d check out her designs. She’s an inspiration to all of us.

Many, many thanks to Diane for joining me today. Please tune in each Wednesday for a new knitting designer. You WON’T want to miss a single week. I promise!

So, as I always say, 


Knit On!


Deb

 

 

 


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10 Reasons Why I Knit

Isn’t it fun to figure out 10 reasons (funny or not) why you do what you do? I’ll list mine, then I’d love to read your #1 reason…let’s go!

Top 10 reasons why I knit:
10 –  gives me permission to shop for yarn (and buy it).
  9 – puts my mind in a relaxed state so all I think about are my kids issues. *sigh*
  8 – leaves my husband guessing who “this” is for.
  7 – helps me avoid housework (like I do it anyway) 🙂
  6 – if I knit too close to dinner, soon enough it’s too late to make something, ’cause chances are I don’t have  everything, and we HAVE to go out.
  5 – i have too much yarn.
  4 – so I know what everyone is getting for Christmas.
  3 – to keep me from being bored in the car as my husband drives me out of town to “just get away.”
  2 – so when my children are asked what does your mom do? They can stare blankly back and answer, “umm…she knits.”
  And the #1 reason I knit is – to allow myself “me-time.” A chance to keep myself from unraveling, and reason to do what I love, be a designer and offer knitted accessories and delicious patterns for others to devour.
Stay tuned every Tuesday where I share top ten reasons for all things fiber.
As I always say,
Knit on!
Deb