Episode 44 | Short and Sweet

Hello my dears,

I have been fairly busy dealing with a head cold and the urge to completely reorganize the house. Even though I don't have quite as much crafty content as normal, I am still extremely pleased with what I've gotten done. I finally finished my first pair of socks for 2018!!! Plus I've managed to finish both heels on another pair of socks which means it won't be long before they're completed too.

Keep your eye out for a look at some new yarns that will be going up in the shop tomorrow! I am thrilled with how they turned out and I think you will be too.

Enjoy!

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March Make for MCBN: Deer and Doe Bleuet Dress

Hello my dears,

It's that time of the month again! My March project for the Minerva Crafts Blogger Network may just be my favorite on yet. I love everything about it and cannot wait for the weather to get warmer so I can wear it all the time! I stitched up a pink and floral, super girly version of the Deer and Doe Bleuet dress pattern.

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Episode 43: The Holiday is Done

Hello my dears,

I've finally managed to find the time to film another episode for my podcast! I have knitting, two very successful sewing projects, some stash enhancement, and the usual life updates. It has been over a month since the last episode so I definitely felt a bit rusty. But I am so glad to be back! I hope you enjoy,

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A Bluejay Spindrift - Helen Stewart Spindrift Shawl Pattern Review

Hello my dears,

It has been a couple of months since I finished this shawl. Actually, it is my first finished project of 2018 considering I cast it off on January 1st. This shawl is a modified version of the Spindrift Shawl designed by the wonderful Helen Stewart. I knit it out of Emmy Couture Yarns in the Bluejay colorway; hence, why I fondly refer to it as my Bluejay Spindrift!

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Let's Help Abundant Earth Fibers!

Hello my dears,

If you haven't heard, Lydia and the team of Abundant Earth Fiber were headed to Stitches West this past week. When they stopped at a hotel one night, someone stole their entire trailer of yarn/fiber inventory. They are still reeling from this devastating loss! Weeks and maybe even months of hard work all gone in a moment. While they expect to have their inventory restocked in about eight weeks, there is still a massive amount of work to do.

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Happy Valentine's Day (Free Gift!!)

Hello my dears!

It's Valentine's Day, and, while it isn't a universally favored holiday, I love an excuse to eat chocolates and maybe have a bit of self-pampering. Plus, I'm not at all averse to the sudden abundance of pink, red, and hearts! Seriously, I love hearts. I couldn't tell you why, but they are one of my favorite shapes. I am perfectly determined to one day make myself a dress or blouse covered in hearts!

Now, it wouldn't be a proper celebration of Valentine's without some manner of gift giving. And I have a rather lovely present for all of you!

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Choosing Not to be a "Pinterest-Perfect" Blogger

Hello my dears,

I haven't the faintest idea on what to write about today. I know I want to write something, but my mind is just a blank!

I could talk about the glorious smell of the rain sprinkling down outside. Or plopping on the floor in front of our big window in the foyer attempting to capture a picture of the elusive male cardinal that frequents our bird feeder. Or perhaps I could tell you how much I am enjoying working away on my shawl test knit. But that all seems so inconsequential.

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Rhinebeck is Calling Fingerless Mitts Pattern Review

Hello my dears,

My hands are constantly cold during winter. Sometimes they get downright frigid! As much as I would like to bundle up in a cozy comforter to keep warm, there is far too much to do. And 95% of my day-to-day activities require the use of my hands.

To resolve my chilly hand conundrum, I have been intending to knit myself a pair of fingerless mitts for ages.

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