Hat on Loom

Optimistically Speaking

My Optimist Club is doing a hat knitting contest.  We do this every year or so. We see who can knit the most hats and we have a prize for that person.  The prize generally consists of a homemade dessert that the winner shares with the group.  There are very few rules. Everyone is welcome…
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Cowl

Macgyvered

Lily is about as fierce as a 9 year old can be.  This is something that will serve her well as an adult, but sometimes causes concern for her parents and teachers.  She is intense, she is rational, and although she’s got a huge heart, people often overlook it.  I like to think of her…
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Thaw

January Thaw

Only in Wisconsin is there a 45 minute + wait for the car wash when the temperature gets up to 28 F! Which means this is officially a January warm up.  Just in time to show off some of my new knits First up is the Cedar Leaf Shawlette.  I cast this on right around…
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Color

Plan Your Work And Work Your Plan

I’ve been thinking a lot about creativity lately.  It might be the super fun adult coloring books that all the cool kids are doing right now, but it makes me think, “when’s the last time you did something truly creative?”  “When’s the last time you thought waaaay outside the box or just daydreamed about what…
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Elf

Who Woulda Thunk?

Here it is, the Eve of the Eve of Christmas and the Christmas Knitting is all done.  Well, sort of.  I do have to help Lily finish her knitted gift for her Daddy (we’re calling it the Elf Sleeping Bag).  But that should be finished up tonight. I need to get some items in the…
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