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Karen Reff
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Big and Little
I've been busy working on projects big and little. Starting with the big, this is the completed double-knit afghan I designed. Color theory learning moment: There needs to be lots of contrast between the two colors for the design to pop. Sigh. Maybe next ti...
Big and Little
Big and Little
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Not a Lot to Show for It
I've been crazy busy, but without a lot to show for it.   This summer, just before we walked into Knitting Nation in Nyack, NY , my hubby and I were saying that we hadn't seen any knitted toys in a while. We turned around, and there was the fluffy yarn call...
Not a Lot to Show for It
Not a Lot to Show for It
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Spinning My Wheels, In a Good Way
I've been spinning my wheels, in a good way. My hubby and I got back on the road for what turned out to be 9400 miles of driving (his wheels). My wheel, Gingie, and I kept ourselves busy.   Starting by spinning some black bamboo, I then plied it (twisted it...
Spinning My Wheels, In a Good Way
Spinning My Wheels, In a Good Way
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A couple of months ago, we took a week away. We started out with a serendipitous find at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces, an exhibit on weaving: I thought this top was knit until I got up close. It's a reproduction of a woven (ca...
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COLORS!
Before I start writing a new post, I like to look at the pictures and try and find a common thread. This time around, what I see is COLORS! I really liked an advertisement for a very similar bracelet to this, in the colors of the rainbow! But
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COLORS!
COLORS!
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Getting Lots Done!
Does it ever feel like you're so busy that you can't get anything done? Between work, home, garden and life, that's the way it feels to me. Then, I sit down to compile my pictures to blog. That's when I realize I'm getting lots done! These napkins were made...
Getting Lots Done!
Getting Lots Done!
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I had nothing to do, so...
I had nothing to do, so... I bought some yarn I didn't need from Anzula's trunk show. The pattern's called a shrug, and hat (from Knitter's magazine, Summer 2009 ). To me, it seems like a tea cozy for people! Then, I had nothing to do so I bought some yarn ...
I had nothing to do, so...
I had nothing to do, so...
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Since Last We Spoke
I don't think you can quite call it a spinning frenzy, but since last we spoke I made up a two ply of superwash BFL (blue faced leicester) in blood orange. And, I spun up this bright, superwash merino/nylon from Wooly Lizard. It is also two ply. I've finish...
Since Last We Spoke
Since Last We Spoke
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Time for a Road Trip
My husband said it was time for a road trip. So Suzie, my Majacraft, and I finished spinning and plying the wool/silk I'd been playing with. And I finally blocked the cowl I'd knitted of my handspun ( yellow to green ) and store bought (charcoal). Then, I h...
Time for a Road Trip
Time for a Road Trip
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Cat's Cradle for Grown-ups
I'm LOVING using my drawloom so much that I decided, "if not now, when?" and bought myself 20 more shafts and the parts to make her a combination drawloom. Play time! Remember cat's cradle ? Well, this is cat's cradle for grown-ups!  Funny, on Ravelry peopl...
Cat's Cradle for Grown-ups
Cat's Cradle for Grown-ups
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