Katrinkle owl buttons

Whimsy and Lasers the Eco Button Creator

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“Don’t play with lasers or sharp tools.” Sound advice for the masses, but exactly what this designer does resulting in the most adorable, whimsical buttons, gauge tools, removable stitch markers, knitter earrings, and other knit and crochet accessories! (c)Katy Westcott. Source www.katrinkles.com. Used with permission. (c)Katy Westcott. Source www.katrinkles.com. Used with permission. (c)Katy Westcott. Source www.katrinkles.com. Used with permission. (c)Katy Westcott. Source www.katrinkles.com. Used with permission. (c)Katy Westcott. Source www.katrinkles.com. Used with permission. (c)Katy Westcott. Source www.katrinkles.com. Used with permission. (c)Katy Westcott. Source www.katrinkles.com. Used with permission. (c)Katy Westcott. Source www.katrinkles.com. Used with permission. (c)Katy Westcott. Source www.katrinkles.com. Used with permission. (c)Katy Westcott. Source www.katrinkles.com. Used with permission. (c)Katy Westcott. Source Ravelry. Used with permission. (c)Katy Westcott. Source Ravelry. Used …

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Picture Stitch Markers

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In this digital age, it’s sometimes funny how you met people and become friends. I first noticed Leslie as the girl with the eye behind my fellow indie, Talitha Kuomi’s, pattern photography. We struck up a conversation and low and behold I discovered photography wasn’t her only knitting peripheral. She also just opened an Etsy shop. (c)Leslie – source Facebook. Used with permission. (c)Leslie – source Facebook. Used with permission. (c)Leslie – source Instagram. Used with permission. (c)Leslie – source Instagram. Used with permission. I happened into the “World of Stitch Markers” by having so many different beads and charms leftover from jewelry making in the past 10 years, that I decided to make some “Shiny, Happy Stitch Markers” to …

Christmas Craft Market Close Up Wild Woolly

Rub a Dub Dub What’s in That Scrub

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Welcome secret knitting agents! In addition to food, personal hygiene supplies were another critical item included in the air drops during the Berlin Airlift. To that end, I discovered a Ravelry hand-maker who “supplies” modern day woman (& men) with eco-body products. So please join me in welcoming, Joanne from Wild Woolly! This is the first of 3 blog interviews for the CIA Cowl MKAL. Winter Snowshoeing – Joanne and her hubby love nature (c)Joanne from http://wildwoolly.com/. Used with permission. Winter Snowshoeing – Joanne and her hubby love nature (c)Joanne from http://wildwoolly.com/. Used with permission. “Hi” Joanne! Christmas Craft Market – Joanne is in the blue (c)Joanne from http://wildwoolly.com/. Used with permission. Christmas Craft Market – Joanne is in the …

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Back in Time June 1948

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PSST secret agents: if you’re taking part in this month’s MKAL, you may want to peruse this for some hints for the challenge in your newspapers! In 1946 the Iron Curtain bisected war devastated Berlin, separating the communist East from the democratic West. Shortly after the end of WWII, the relationship between World War II allies, USA & USSR, quickly disintegrated from frenemies to enemies resulting in the Cold War between the two powers. Just a few months after its 1947 beginning, we find ourselves in the conflict during which this MKAL is placed, The Berlin Airlift. Asserting their communist power, the Soviets blockaded rail, road, and water access to West Berlin – the Allied-controlled areas. The Soviets closed the …

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String Theory

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With a degree in philosophy, you knew it wouldn’t be long before I had a “String Theory” blog. But, I wager, this isn’t going to be quite what you expected. Originally designed, knit, and tech edited WAY back in January, CIA Cowl MKAL languished as an unpublished FO for the simple lack of an appropriate hook. I hoed and hummed over different theme concepts, but lacked passionate conviction that any was the way to go. Finally, April arrived and I was still in a state of “undeclared” – had I been a uni student that would have meant an entire semester was wasted on extracurriculars! Desperate, I applied to my friend and design mentor, the fabulously wonderful, NinaKnits. Over the …

Remembering Dr Ross Rhoads

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In loving memory of Dr. Ross Rhoads 1932-2017. Dr. Rhoads baptized me as a public declaration of my personal faith back in 1994. It was a trip to remember, from the celebratory to the down right cheeky. When we enjoyed breakfast together, he stuffed his cheese and jam into his poor little croissant with such vigor, I exclaimed, “cram it all in there, Dr. Rhoads.” The joy we shared over how others perceive our common traits is something to remember. On Mount Masada he poured ice cold water down my back – in order to cool me off, or so he said. But I was suspicious! My fears were later confirmed in Switzerland where is confederate in crime jammed snow …

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Shabby Chic

Lindsay Lewchuk 2017 New Releases, Cowls, How-Tos, Patterns, Shawls

Knit your fondest vacation memories with your favorite travel yarn into a funky Shabby Chic summer cowl. The feminine and eclectic stitch combination creates a wow FO from just a handful of common techniques. Celebrate the beauty of your stitches as you weave the end knot through the slits for a style uniquely you while your mind wanders back through sweet dreams of times past. The tech edited and test knit easy level pattern is fully written and fully charted with a how-to bind off and cast on tutorial available on the Knit Eco Chic blog. $6.75