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“J” is for Jewelry Box!

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The next entry for my “A” to “Z” Knitting Challenge, “J” is for Jewelry Box, is complete!  I made a really lucky find for this one! This little heart shaped jewelry box was a tremendous bargain at my local thrift store and makes the ideal platform for a knitted decoration as well as the perfect storage place for some of my knitted earrings from “E” is for Earring!

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Only three more to go and I am half way through the challenge list, actually much faster than I expected! I will be posting “K” is for Kite this weekend, so stay tuned!

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“I” is for Inchworm!

Looking back over my “A” to “Z” Knitting Challenge list, I was horrified to see that I had decided that “I” was for Inchworm.  Seriously, who in their right mind chooses to knit an inchworm?! I was very tempted to cheat and come up with another item for this letter, but I knew I would hate myself for that decision.  So after much soul searching and luckily, a spark of imagination, I am very happy to present “I” is for Inchworm! This little guy is happily measuring his way through a garden abloom with Marigolds searching for the largest one!

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I knit a cover for a small canvas using two shades of Lion Brand’s Shawl in a Ball, (one of my favourite new yarns, see this month’s newsletter!) and used some of the colours from my Dollar Store mini yarn find for the Marigolds and the worm.  I am so happy with this project and am very thankful that I stuck with my original plan!  Next up is “J” is for Jewelry Box!

Creations, Original Patterns, Ornaments, Patterns for Sale

Bulldog Buddies Pattern

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I have been working on perfecting this pattern since before Christmas and finally have it complete and ready for sale in my Ravelry and Etsy stores!

Originally the pattern included only the antler headband version, but with spring upon us, I decided to add a flower version also!

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Fun with Yarn Scraps!

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So, I really wanted to do something fun with all of my yarn scraps other than dumping them on my cat!

I have a vague memory of seeing someone mix all of their scraps with ModPodge and creating a yarn bowl which looked awesome!  I live in a small downtown apartment so surface space is at a premium, wall space however, is still available!

I mixed a pile of my scraps with a small container of ModPodge and spread the messy mix onto a sheet of wax paper. I then covered the entire surface with plastic wrap (wax paper would work too, but I had run out).  I covered the whole surface with heavy books and left it for a few hours and then removed the plastic.  After leaving it to dry over night, I flipped my creation over, peeled of the wax paper and left it for a few more hours for the back to dry, and here is my finished piece of modern art!

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The finished effect is just what I was hoping for and whenever I look at it, I am reminded of various projects I completed using some of the yarns!

I still have an entire bin of scraps left so I will have to come up with some more plans of how to use them, any ideas anyone?

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“A” to “Z” Knitting Challenge – A is for Apple

I have completed the first item in my “A” to “Z” Knitting Challenge!

A is for Apple, AKA, The Early Bird gets the Worm!

This little bird was up early enough to catch a big worm, but not to eat! These new friends will be munching their way through apples together for many years to come!

The pattern for these little friends will be available for sale in my Ravelry and Etsy shops soon!