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I just got an email from my LYS titled 'holiday knitting.' And of course I'm like already??? 

Then it goes on to say, 'Did you know there's only 25 more weeks until the upcoming holiday season?'

Panic ensues.

Dice bags for everyone, right? That will totally work won't it? Everyone needs dice bags...
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+Jaime George have you gotten to knit with that lace weight I dyed for you yet?? I'm curious how it knits.

I'm considering making something like this for Goosie: https://tinyowlknits.wordpress.com/faerie-wings/ but much bigger. She goes through the ones made of nylon that you get at costume shops like nobody's business. My hope is that if I knit her a pair, they won't tear as easily but I don't want it to be torture on my hands while making them.
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So, apparently, Knit Picks is having a sale on lace weight yarn. Jimmy Beans is having a July 1st - Aug 31st contest to make anything using lace weight yarn. I just bought me some metallic woven crochet thread to make these. I know it won't look the same, but I has plans!
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So uh...I made dragon turds. Let me tell you, I failed miserably at keeping a straight face while writing this post.
Not everything poops rainbows...
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Yay! I have learned something new today. :D Thanks!
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I'm not really sure what style this is since I've seen it called hobo, boho, sling, and crossbody. But I made a bag! It's imperfect and wrinkly in some places and puffy in others (I blame cheap interfacing) but I love the fabrics and it is my new bag that is a purse but is not a purse because it's a bag, but now it's a purse.

The close up pictures are true to color on the black and green fabric. The far away one is for sizing and proportions and is true to color for the pink. (I made the small guys.)

Since apparently, I'm being forced to go outside this summer (+Merry Merino) I'll get better outside pictures in a couple days.

I'm feeling the sewing more than the knitting lately. I think my next project is going to be one of those purse caddy things that let you change your purses by just pulling the caddy out and plopping it into the new purse. It sounds really fun, and I didn't want pockets on this one, so I need pockets and hidey holes for girlie supplies.
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A second brain should be standard with birth, with it's own jar and a port that you can plug your first brain into and download the day's information - but not while you sleep because that would make rolling over awkward.

Then when you take medication and it screws with your first brain, you can plug in your second brain, boot from the back up and function normally.

Maybe then, I'd stop bumping into things that aren't there.
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With my first brain.
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I forgot to post this here because medicine makes your head dumb.

www.patternreview.com is having a sale on their Butterick patterns. Each pattern is only 2.99 I think today might be the last day, but I'm not sure.
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Another reason why I love +Jimmy Beans Wool 

I apparently had an account credit from Jimmy Bucks and forgotten. Not only did I get an email reminder, but they also told me I had a coupon code for free shipping.

I selected two 24" cables for my interchangeables. No tax to my state. Used all but like ten cents of my credit (it was a small credit; yarn diets and all) and they automatically selected my free shipping coupon for me.

My total was zero. Most places will only let you use one type of discount. This is why I love them. This is why I check their inventory first. This is why I will buy from them over Webs if both stores have what I'm looking for.

I'm not being paid to say this. I'm not even through my first cup of coffee anti-grumpiness breakfast...ergo I'm still grumpy and still saying nice things. What the what!?
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It's kind of awesome that my son is teaching my daughter how to read through Minecraft. Not that he realizes he's doing that.

D: What does that say?
S: Ninja star.
D: [sounds out the letter sounds to read "ninja star" as brother enters the letters]
S: [makes another sign]
D: What does that say?
S: Weapons. And this one says "Drops" and this one says "Armor"
D: [Sounds out all the letters.]

Before my son woke up this morning, she turned on the Xbox and about pee'd herself in excitement that she read the "word" co-op
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That game teaches or can be used as a tool for so many things!
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Sharing so I can find it again later.
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My result: 
You belong in Medieval Ireland (400–1400 AD). You value tradition, family, and honor. You are strong and resilient, and you believe in doing what's right. There is a softness inside of you, but you reveal that only to those closest to you. Hard work and equality are essential to you, and you're not afraid to roll up your sleeves to get the job done.

I am not surprised. +Daniel Griffin 
Should you be nibbling macarons with Marie Antoinette, cutting a rug in 1920s New York, or chopping down cherry trees with ole George? Take our quiz to see which of these eight eras best suits you!
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Ancient Rome for me.
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Guise...

I tumbrld. I don't know how to share a tumblr link.

Basically, we took our old aquarium and turned it into a terrarium, and now we (and by we I don't mean my family, I mean me) are going to play a faerie game with our daughter. In a couple of days, a faerie is going to "move in" and start to build a house in the terrarium using bits of stuff that Goosie will leave for her in a box outside of the tank.

I'm going to take pictures of her progress and put them on tumblr because why not?
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I haven't used my tumblr yet because busy. I want to share pix of awesome, non-sexualized costumes featuring non-supermodel type people.

Your idea sounds cute!!
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These are the truest words I have read in a very long time. I hope we can keep them in mind with all of our upcoming contests with prizes, summer (aka The Void of Time) and at the end of summer; the unofficial start of 'crafting season'* We need to treat ourselves with kindness and grace and be more forgiving of our lack of ability to get all the shizz done than we are forgiving of the wrongs that others do to us.**

As makers, we’re
particularly vulnerable to feeling the
unfairness of a limited amount of time
to sew, knit, and create. We have long
lists of “must-do” projects that only grow
longer as time goes on. 

*Correct my grammar if you need to, I feel like what I said is broken. **This message has been brought to you by: antibiotics. Antibiotics; screwing with people's heads one pill at a time since farkle knows when.
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We're never going to finish our lists. Never! (Never going to knit the entire queue...never gonna knit it, never knit, never gonna knit it, never knit it.) (Woah, woah, woah, wooooaaah!)

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  • Big Chain Restuarant
    Hostess/Server, 2015 - present
  • Poopy Little Crooks
    Mom, 2004 - present
    Day care provider, meal planner, chef, chauffeur, life coordinator, gift giver, domestic goddess, referee, rule maker, spiritual encouragement, servant, student, organizer, accountant, nurse
  • Little Bit Fae Designs
    Owner, 2012 - present
    I make beautiful yarn for crafters looking for fashionable colors that are just as much a joy to work with as they are to wear.
  • Gold Canyon International L.L.C.
    Independent Fragrance Consultant, 2013 - 2014
    I share how to create a warm and welcoming ambiance in your home, and by doing this, I support three charities, and help others supplement their incomes, and even help them to quit their day jobs!
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Yarn Wizard - "LittlebitFae" on Rav
Introduction
I am a writer, waitress, indie yarn dyer, mother, army wife, and I love to knit, and sew.
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  • Rio Salado
  • Maricopa County Community College
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Air1
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Slow Cooker Cinnamon Apple Steel Cut Oats
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Leftover Pizza Breakfast Casserole
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I went with my two kids (9 and 4) on a Saturday morning and found out that they were understaffed by one person. You would never know if someone hadn't told me! We planned to just browse around, pick up a few notions, and maybe a new pattern. We were there for two hours, and loved every minute!! I would come again for the fantastic fabrics that I found while there. So many of them are adorable, cute, funky, and some others are down right hilarious! My son loved the mustache fabric and the matching buttons. I love that everything is clearly labeled and stored by fabric type, and the quality is SO much better than the Joann's and Walmarts. It's a bit far for me to travel there whenever I need something, being about 40 miles away, but I will make my lists and go when I've got enough stuff to make the gas spent worth it. If it weren't for the very friendly and helpful staff, I don't think I would do this. I felt like a pest being new to sewing, but they were just so amazing. They helped me choose a fabric, color, and matching the color of the notions and thread. I got a tour of the shop, and despite my many, many, many, many apologies for my kids playing in the rolls of fun fur, I was told again and again that it was fine and not to worry about it. I even got some recommendations for some gluten free pretzels for my son's allergies, and the name of soy-free chocolate chips for my allergies. And a recommendation for a great bakery nearby for lunch. I cannot stress enough how wonderful the employees are, and how helpful, even when they are short staffed. I'm over the moon about the fact that you can order online, and having been to the shop, I know that they really do care about what they're doing, and know what they're doing. If you want to place an online order, go ahead and check that box to have them pick up some coordinating thread for you. They do a great job.
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Public - 12 months ago
reviewed 12 months ago
I grew up not too far from Brookfield Zoo in Chicago, and I went in knowing this was a smaller zoo. I was a little underwhelmed with the aquarium until we got to the shark exhibit. That was pretty cool. I wish the habitats were bigger for the animals, as they all seem quite small, but the only way to get those is for the zoo to get more funding, and with the Seattle zoo not too far away, I'm not sure what the chances of that happening are. The only thing we didn't get to see were the polar bears because the glass for their habitat was being replaced. I did love, however, that they don't charge additional fees to any of the exhibits like they do in the larger zoos. The staff is really nice, though all of the concessions except for the cafe were shut down (it was November). The entire grounds were kept clean, and it doesn't smell like poop, even by the elephants. :) We plan to go again closer to Christmas when they have the entire zoo lit up at night.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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I went just before the evening rush hour, and there was only one other person in there other than the 3 employees. Everyone was very nice. Even though this was my first time there, the woman who did my nails (full manicure on my real nails) made her best attempt at conversation. We talked about weather and family, nothing controversial or uncomfortable. My nails came out really nice, and she never hurt me once when trimming the rough skin off my fingers or scraping the dye (I work with dye, especially lots of reds and black, without gloves) from under my nails. I'll totally be going here again.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago