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Day 7: Your knitting and crochet time. 

Well this is the last post for Blog week. It has been so much fun reading everyone elses blogs and seeing how we are very different and we can pretty much relate to everyones struggles and triumphs. 

Today's post is about your knitting time. I will knit anywhere I can and often.

 Weather permitting, my favorite place is on my front porch listening to an audio book. I have moved my old rocking chair out there, the one I rocked my babies in. It is so comfortable.

I have a fabulous wind chime that gently sounds in low tones, flowers in lots of places and a lots of trees on my street. For a city street it is pretty nice. 

My second favorite place is at he Rose Bowl by the pool. My husband swims, I know I should be swimming with him.  There is a great little hill that over looks the pool area. So sit under the trees, looking out over the Arroyo and the pool, listening to the water splash as people swim. Sometimes I listen to my book or podcasts but all the lovely sounds are so relaxing that I often op out of the electronics. 


Thank you Eskimimi for the great organiztion and bloging ideas. I am hoping this has jumped started more consistant bloging on my part. I really enjoyed reading others blogs and finding some really good blogs I didn't know about. 

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Day 6: What knitting do you aspire to?

I love this question. I knit a lot and can knit almost anything I lay my eyes on. There may be a lot of ripping and trying it over agian but in the end I get it. 

The one thing I have never really sat down and done is a major lace project with lace yarn.

I have a lot of lace yarn. 

Brooklyn Tweed

I have dream lace projects. 

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Day Four: 31st March. Where are they now?

Today's Blog is about past projects and what has happened with them over time. 

Looking back on my Ravelry project page I realized that most of my projects are gifts or class related. The class related projects are in a basket that students use for inpiration or examples. 

What I do knit for myself are shawls. I was never a big shawl wearer until this past year. The smaller shawls have become one of my favoite things. I may attruibute that to the very cold and wet winter we had. That bit of cover makes a big difference. Especially in the evenings in my old drafty house.  

The other way I enjoy these shawls is they adorn many a chair back around my house.

That way I can enjoy them even when I am not wearing them. 

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Tidy Mind, Tidy Stitches  2kcbwday3

Day 3 of "knit and crochet blog week"  

Our Topic today: How do you keep your yarn wrangling organized?    

I have been laughing hysterical since I went around taking pictures of all the different places that I have knitting paraphernalia.

Now, in my defense (I know I am speaking to the choir here but I still feel like I need a defense), I am running a knitting business from my home. 

But Holy noodle, I have stuff everywhere!!!  My house is rather neat and except for the smallest bedroom being a craft room you really have no idea that I have so many things in this house. That's got to be good right? 

As for how I organize the yarns I tend to put them together by weight, then fiber. It seems to me that I am looking for a weight of yarn before I am looking for a color or certain fiber. 

And now I present the Stash Show!!

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Skill + 1up 

This post is Day 2 of the knit and crochet blog week.

Today's Topic: Look back over your last year of projects and compare where you are in terms of skill and knowledge of your craft to this time last year. 2kcbwday2

As a knitting teacher I feel like I am always on the fast track of learning and perfecting skills. My students keep me moving forward at a fast pace. They are forever finding new things they want to learn to do and I can never say no. 

Last year we did a year of "color" and I had classes for fair-isle, 

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Tale of Two Yarns

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A Tale of Two Yarns: 2kcbwday1

Part of any fibre enthusiast’s hobby is an appreciation of yarn. Choose two yarns that you have either used, are in your stash or which you yearn after and capture what it is you love or loathe about them.

Untouchable Yarn
I have one skein of "Ribbon" yarn that I am almost sure I will never knit. I love this skein of yarn. It was expensive and is so beautiful I really don't know what I would knit with it that would give me as much joy as I get from looking at in when I am in my craft room working. I look at it all the time a just love it. I love the different ribbons that make up the skein. I love the bit of sparkle it has and most of all I love the colors. This really is one skien of yarn I tried really hard not to come home with. 

Great Adirondack Yarn "Surprise"  color Persimmon
the picture doesn't do this yarn justice. There is cording, rick rack, lace, yarn all mixed together.   

This picture on Ravelry shows all the different fibers pretty well. 

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