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12 Days of Patterns Giveaway

12 Days of Patterns 2017


It’s that time of year where I love to spoil my followers.

Do you follow me on Facebook? You might want to.

Each day, starting tomorrow Monday 12/11 – Friday 12/22, you will receive a coupon code that will give you a FREE pattern. I might even give another FREE pattern if you follow me over on Instagram.

It can be anything from a dishcloth pattern to a blanket pattern to a sockpattern to a hat pattern to a scarf pattern. Who knows what I feel like giving that day!

I know Christmas is coming fast, but these projects will be fast to knit and fun. The perfect gift for anyone on your list.

I have so many fun things planned this next year. I’m jumping in with both feet. Be watching for things like guest bloggers, interviews will begin again *happy dance*, podcasters who will be talking about the patterns I gift them and coupon codes for their viewers, challenges for you and me, and LOTS more.

Inspiring a Creative Life.

It will be a jam packed year.

So, as I always say,

Knit On!



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Book Review: Brioche Chic 22 FRESH KNITS for women & men

How many of us have always wanted to learn the Brioche stitch, but was too intimidated to try?

*raising hand*

Well, let me tell you, this book leaves you fearless when it comes to the ever-so-intimating Brioche stitch.

Author(s): Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark
Paperback: Brioche Chic: 22 Fresh Knits for women & men
Publisher: Interweave
Pages: 152 Pages
Retail Price: $26.99

Let me give you a virtual “tour” through the book:

The book opens with Brioche Basics. Ok, here you go…non intimidating step-by-step instructions that will leave you feeling as though you have worried for nothing. I, recently decided to break out my yarn and needles (shocking, huh?) and get to work on this stitch.


It IS a bit of extra effort, but the minute you see the texture appear and your piece come to life, it will seem quite obvious.

Helpful tips along the way to ease the “pain” a bit. Go slowly! That’s what they suggest and that’s what I suggest.

Next appears the beautiful 22 patterns. The photography is awesome, with colorful yarns and simple textures. Everything from a basic Brioche scarf, to an Arrow Yoke Cardigan. 

Arrow Yoke Cardigan

Other projects in this book are pullover sweaters for both women & men…
A beautiful pair of mittens. It has a matching hat. So love this.
And this Star-Crown Beret is a definite in my que.
My love for knitting cowls is endless. I adore this project. It’s a Reversible Scarf, loop, circle. Wear long or wrap twice to create YOUR favorite look. 
What do you think. I’ve only given you a hint of what’s in this book, so you’ll run right out to your LBS (Local Book Store), LYS (Local Yarn Shop) or Interweaves website to get your hands on it. 
I give this book a *thumbs up* for photography, original design, creativity, and choice of projects. I feel it’s worth the buy and a chance to try a stitch you may or may not have tried. 
So, I bid you much love knitters, and encourage you to take a peek at this book. You won’t be sorry. I’m anxious to hear your thoughts.
Knit On!

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Diva Knits and Photographs On!

Just when you think your to-do list is done…well, it’s NOT!


So, I decided to procrastinate a bit longer and show you what I’ve been up to…

Taking pictures is my secret pastime. I love to find that perfect angle, with the perfect lighting. You like?

My daughter is always looking for a hat to wear outside when she takes her class out for recess. This is too stinkin’ cute not to make. So, I’m making one for each of my girls. Everdeen Beanie in the Weekend hats book. Made with Ella Rae Classic Sport Yarn. Super cute, huh?

And last, but now least, more socks. My hunny asked if I would make him a pair. Of course. This is made with Online Supersocke 100. I have to be honest, it isn’t the softest yarn to work with, but it sure washes up and softens nicely. Very durable.

I obviously could go on and on, but I MUST proceed to my to-do list. I MUST!

So, come visit me on Facebook, check out my Ravelry Store, or perhaps you Love Etsy as I do.

Knit On!

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What’s New?

…glad you asked! Is there such a thing as having too many projects on individual needles? Whew…I’m glad, because I currently have 6 different projects going. There’s always another project I’m SUPER anxious to start.

Hexipuffs for Beekeeper’s Quilt

With that said, the most fun project I’ve recently encountered is the “BeeKeeper’s Quilt”. No, it’s not made with fabric, its made with tiny hexagon shaped knitted puffs that are sewn together to form a “quilt.” Quite addicting. The challenge was casting on with 2 needles then working in the round with those same 2 needles. I know, blah…blah…blah…if you’re not a knitter, but if you are, well, I’d definitely check it out.

Wanderer Cap
Harriet Hat
Soft as a Cloud (in baby blue color)

My ex-son-in-law has asked me to make him a ski hat…of course, I never turn down an opportunity to make a ski hat. And my granddaughter and her friend need big sister hats (the Harriet Hat) as they will be expecting their new baby brother soon (did I forget to mention, baby got a new hat too?) Soft as a Cloud hat in baby blue. Oh, and an Etsy order arrived needing my attention; a set of dishcloths.

Mercerized cotton dishcloths

 Okay, think I better get to work!

As I always say,

Knit on, my friends.