Well. time for a giveaway to celebrate my upcoming birthday in a proper manner! As of today and till 06/18/2015 you'll be able to download Ortansia Wrapigan for free, as long as you apply the Coupon Code: HappyCumple. Go ahead and visit the pattern page here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/ortansia-wrapigan , click on the buy now button and apply the …
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To all the fellow knitters & crocheters that know only too well how knitting gets us through this life! Many Happy returns of WWKIP Day to all of us!!!
The Owl Underground Archive II
By Jackie Kay
I knit to keep death away
For hame will dae me.
On a day like this the fine mist
Is a dropped stitch across the sky.
I knit to hold a good yarn
For stories bide with me
On a night like this, by the peat fire;
I like a story with a herringbone twist.
But a yarn aye slips through your fingers.
And my small heart has shrunk with years.
I couldn’t measure the gravits*, the gloves, the mittens,
The jerseys, the cuffs, the hose, the caps,
The cowls, the cravats, the cardigans,
The hems and facings over the years.
Beyond the sea wall, the waves unfurl.
I knitted through the wee stitched hours.
I knitted till my eyes filled with tears,
Till the dark sky filled with colour.
Every spare moment. Time was a ball of wool.
I knitted to keep my croft…
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designing & publishing: part 3
...and here's the 3rd part I've been telling you about! Great, great articles by Kate Davies!!!
designing & publishing: part 2
The second in a series of wonderful Kate Davies' articles on designing and publishing! I knew I had to share this with you and there's a 3rd padt comin' up right after this one!
designing & publishing: part 1
...and that's exactly how I feel about it (in all humility)...
WWKIPD Convocatoria de Tricotada Solidaria en Madrid
Con motivo del Día Internacional para Tejer en Público los colectivos Madrid Knits , Punto Cuqui y Lana Connection se unen para celebrar una tricotada solidaria a favor de la Federación Española de Enfermedades Raras . Como el logotipo de FEDER es un trébol de cuatro hojas, la organización propone tejer tréboles. Por ejemplo broches, marcadores de página, bolsitas, todo lo que se te ocurra.
Otros años han podido tejer con lana donada por otros colectivos pero este año carecen de donación, por lo que cada persona debe llevar su material (lana verde, agujas, broches, agujas de coser, comida, agua…)
La convocatoria es el sábado 13 de junio de 10 a 14 horas en el Momumento de Alfonso XII, frente al lago del Parque del Retiro. A partir de las 14 horas se comerá de picnic y seguirán tejiendo hasta las 20 horas.
Han creado un evento en…
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A dress for a little princess!
Well, baby Princess Charlotte of Cambridge made it to the first page wrapped in a wonderful heirloom baby blanket in the most traditional English style possible and I really think she looked awesome. Today though, I'm going to present you my upcoming (free) crochet pattern, a dress I designed and crocheted for a baby that …
ilitominon: knitting for a cause feels good
Knitting or crocheting for babies simply rocks, don't you think so? Well, my 9,5-year-old is no longer a baby, but there's a way to knit for babies and have the pleasure of contributing to a good cause: Ilitominon is an organization that offers support and comfort to premature babies and their families and it takes just a …
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a new page
Well, I had to create a new page for all those "on the side" projects that help me unwind when I 've had too much of writing knit and crochet patterns (yes, I can assure that DOES happen from time to time). So, I just added a new page on this site to help me share with you …
What? 11 years?
Well, I'll be brief today and, for a change, this post isn't about crafts (or is it?)... Today is April 12th and its our 11th wedding anniversary! So, here to express how I feel about him, rather than using words, this is a poster I actually illustrated in colours that, I hope,tell him and the …