11 November 2014

veteran's day musing

"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." - Thomas Jefferson 

Many many thanks to those who have served and are serving now. 

Have a great week!



08 November 2014

the winner! and more club sign-ups

I am excited to announce that, as the 2nd commenter, Michelle is the winner of 3 Skeins or Less (from a random.org number generation)! Michelle - just pm me your snail mail address address on Ravelry and I will send the book off to you. Congratulations!

Also, today is the second round of sign-ups for my Pins & Lace Club! Hop on over to my site at 2 pm PST today; there aren't many spaces left! I hope you can join us for 2015. :)

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03 November 2014

monday's musing & a give-away

Tis better to give than receive, is it not? I think so. That's why I'm giving away a copy of Tanis Gray's book, 3 Skeins or Less! Leave a comment by midnight, PST, November 5 (Wednesday) for a chance to win!
It's a great little book with some fantastic patterns, including my Tanis Shawl. I really loved every minute of designing and knitting this one. The yarn - Heavenly Fingering from The Uncommon Thread - was truly truly heavenly down to the last stitch.

Tanis, the woman, was an absolute pleasure to work with. Tanis, the shawl, has a beaded asymmetrical spine that moves seamlessly into the border.
The wide lace border is fairly heavily beaded with 6/0 seed beads placed with a crochet hook.
And Tanis is finished with a beaded picot bind-off.

By Tanis Gray
Interweave/F+W; $24.99

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