Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Thursday, October 29, 2015
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Monday, October 5, 2015
Out entry is A8 "Lady Ta Ta".VOTE HERE
Each vote is $1, the entries will be for sale and/or auctioned off at the end of October. These pieces are on display the month of October at Mount Dora Arts Center, next to Artisans on Fifth. 100% of proceeds go to the cause.
Saturday, October 3, 2015
You never know where inspiration will come from. Author and designer Turid Lindeland found that out when an old sock pattern, dated 1887, was discovered in the wall of the Rosendal Turisthotell in Norway, that she and her husband purchased, became the inspiration of Yarn Happy. Yarn Happy is published by Sellers Publishing and available here at Amazon or your local yarn store.
The designs are classic Scandinavian, the colors were inspired by the amazing glaciers shades of ice and the vibrant summer landscapes of the area
There are 30 traditional Norwegian designs of knit and crochet. I have to say there are only three crochet patterns, but they are lovely and well written.
If you are bi-stitchual or a knitter this book has wonderful designs for body and home. Included are comfy socks for those chilly days and nights.
Cozy sweaters for cool nights. The patterns include detailed charts.
I personally love the designs for the home that are throughout the hotel, such as pillows, chair covers, seat cushions, storage bags and more.
The photography is stunning and you can see Turid's inspiration everywhere in the photos.
Something else that I appreciated in this book is the Resource Guide in the back. The yarn used in the book is listed by distributor and includes their color charts. But the resource guide is practical in that it gives you options to substitute with online and in store choices.
This would be a great addition to your personal library and I encourage Yarn Stores to add it to their inventory.
Disclosure: I did receive a copy of Yarn Happy for review. I will be giving one copy to a winner from the US as well. See below for details.
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Thursday, October 1, 2015
Step 2: we decided to dress her a little. We used a simple mesh camisole and left it a little short.
Sunday, September 20, 2015
I'm spending part of my Sunday afternoon winding about 12 hanks of yarn. The modern technology is my yarn swift, purchased on ebay years ago, and my ball winder purchased at a goodyarnsarasota.com. these two items have made it so easy to wind, rewind and clean up odds and ends of yarn. The old way was husband or chair back to hold yarn while I wound into a round ball.
The ball winder gives me beautiful cakes of yarn with a center pull and no rolling all over the floor. When a whole cake is not used I easily attach the end to ball winder and rewind left over yarn into a new cake.
It strikes me as interesting that my craft uses the simplicity of a hook, swift, ball winder and a computer that produces the patterns that are in my mind. Remarkable.
Saturday, September 12, 2015
Thursday, September 10, 2015
We love it and continue to make it our own one phase at a time. Next phase is kitchen.