Monthly Archives: October 2011

Knitted Fingertip Towels…Easy Free Pattern

After I made the rose petal soap not long ago, I found myself using one of my larger face cloths for a fingertip towel to dry my face…  It felt so much better than a terry towel that I immediately … Continue reading

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A Little Frustration Goes a Long Way…

I really like to weave on my Kromski Rigid Heddle Loom.  Since the move to the new house there has been little time.. so when I did get to sit down to it I was really frustrated with the edges … Continue reading

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“Can’t you buy more perfect yarn at the store?”

  Have you ever had that question asked?  In fact… have you ever had it asked over and over?  I have.  The thought behind that question is that homespun is thick and thin, not always perfect… Well.. here’s the answer … Continue reading

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Rug Hooking… (couldn’t wait… ;o)

    Well… are we surprised that I just couldn’t wait?  This hook is the only size I could find in our local Hobby Lobby and I bought one yard of fabric at the same time.  This could be a … Continue reading

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Hooked… on Rug Hooking! Free video tute…

I should never have opened my Halcyon Yarn email… sigh..  There is an article in there about rug hooking.  Now..a long, long time ago in a galaxy far away…  I needle punched a bedspread to fit my son’s crib.  We … Continue reading

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Make Your Own Bath Rug… Easy Video Tutorial

I REALLY need new bath rugs.  And I REALLY don’t want to go to the big box store and spend money on rugs that can’t be washed unless you just LOVE having all those little pithy balls rolling around in … Continue reading

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