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Episode # 42 (Happy New Years to Ewe!)

6 Jan

Happy New Years to Ewe!!! I hope 2015 is off to a great start!

KAL – WIP Bustin’ KAL  Runs now through March 31st. – Finish up any WIP casted on before Jan. 1, 2015.

WIP:
Jeck Socks
Vanilla Bean Socks
Wintersweet

FO:
Ishbel Hat

Goals
1.)  Get organized
2.)  Get healthy

My 2015 Fiber Calendar:
1.)  DFW Fiber Festival
2.)  Houston Fiber Festival
3.)  Into the Wool Fiber Retreat
4.)  Hill Country Yarn Crawl
5.)  Kid N’ Ewe Festival

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Episode # 24 (Poor lil’ Dottie)

2 May

WIP – The shawl for my Aunt Becky, pattern to be published for free on Ravelry in the next week or so. I’m fringing my sister’s shawl.
FO – The Bucket Hat in Peaches & Crème Cotton in the Fiesta colorway. This will be given to my grandmother for her 94th birthday on May 9th.
Vintage Show & Tell – Columbia Minerva Leaflet # 2524, “In Shawls” from the 1970’s.

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Episode # 23 (Surprise… It’s Kanga!)

26 Apr

Thanks for watching! I have no FOs in this episode, but I’ve ripped out my husbands socks and started again using the Stars at Night Sock pattern, by me (Kimberly Dominic). I’ve almost finished my mother’s shawl. The winner for the Knit Picks Shadow lace yarn is announce and a new contest has been started! Also, coming soon… a Granny’s 1930’s Shawl knit-a-long… and there will be prizes!

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Episode # 19 (Granny’s Shawl)

16 Mar

WIP – Knitted Patchwork Recipe – to yarn bomb my sewing bench. A pair of vanilla socks for hubby. And, “Shawls for Special Ladies” – a total of 5 shawls copied from an old shawl knit by my Granny, for her oldest daughter (my Aunt Rheta).

No FOs this week.

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Episode # 18 (A Special Guest)

7 Mar

Meet my mom and see what we are knitting on! I’m working on a 1930’s shawl, recreated by looking at a shawl my Granny made for my Aunt Rea (my Maw Maw’s oldest sister). The yarn is Knit Picks Palette. My mom is working on a #50 ruffled shawl by Mac&Me out of Hill Country Weaver’s Peruvian wool. Finished objects – I have a pair of Turkish Bed Socks complete and mom has a shawlette, called Cassis shawlette, completed. Vintage pamphlet insert from a Feb. 1964 issue of Women’s Day magazine, which belonged to my Maw Maw.

Holy Yarn Bomb!

29 Apr

011To my surprise, there has been a yarn bombing not far from where I work! Last Friday, I cut down LaMonte on my lunch break to check out an estate sale, and I as I passed Stevens Elementary School, I noticed the yarn bombing. I screamed out loud as I drove past, “Oh wow! A yarn bombing!!!”. Of course, I had to pull over and take a few pictures! Several trees were wrapped in colorful knitted pieces and bright red, yarn apples were hung from the trees. Knitted and crocheted flowers and leaves adorned the chain link fence. It was so beautiful and it really gave some color and pizzaz to the school.

Upon telling my mother what I had seen, she told me she saw a news clip about this on one of the local tv channels. I did a search for the video and found out that the members of the Oak Forest Yarn Club did all the knitting and crocheting. They had the school all decorated for the kids when they returned from Spring Break a few weeks ago. What a wonderful surprise for those children! The yarn bombing is supposed to be kept up all spring, so if you live in Houston, you might want to go check it out. If you don’t then you can enjoy the knitted art below via the pictures. Enjoy!

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