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Debbie Bliss Knitting Magazine

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

Today I went to the bookstore and found to my delight the premiere issue of the new Debbie Bliss Knitting Magazine! There are 36 designs with a nice assortment of ladies, men, children and home projects to suit everyone. It will be published twice a year. Here is the cover and a few of my favorites:

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Coupons & Gift Cards = More Yarn & Books

Saturday, January 26th, 2008

Okay, am I the only knitter on Earth that has not purchased this book?  I finally got it!!  I’ve wanted this book, but just couldn’t part with the $$.  So I flipped when a flyer from Michael’s craft store came in the mail with a 50% off coupon for anything in the store!  Yep, I hurried on down there and scooped it up. 

There a cute projects in this book, but the one I have my eye on right now is the thick-n-thin scarf on page 114.  I had a  ball of mohair  yarn in my stash, so I bought this yarn (with the gift card I received at Christmas from my DD) to match it.  I can’t wait to start it!

Here is my progress on the girl kimono.  The sleeves are done, and now I am adding the border around the neckline and fronts.  Almost done…… 

3rd Blogiversary

Thursday, January 17th, 2008

I’ve reached my 3rd blogiversary. Who would have thought that three years have gone by already?  So many friends have been made…… So many posts have been written…..  And so many projects have been completed. I couldn’t think of a better way to document one’s hobby, than an online journal such as this.  Thanks to each of you that have visited these past three years, and I look forward to interacting with all of you in the upcoming year. Let’s Knit On………

I am still working on the cabled scarf, but had to set it aside to finish up a baby shower gift.  Remember the Rosebud Hat and the Saartje Booties? 


Well, I have decided to make a little sweater to match them.  I have chosen the “girl Kimono” from Louisa Harding’s book, “Natural Knits for Babies and Moms. ” I’m using Cotton Ease in white for the body, and for the trim, Sinfonia cotton (double stranded) with size 6 and 7 needles.  (Sorry, this photo was taken with my camera phone.)

The pattern is fun and easy, and I learned a new technique in making this kind of picot-edged border:  five stitches are cast on, the picot is made by a series of bind offs, then three stitches are cast on, and the process is repeated until the desired number of stitches are on the needle.  Really cool.  So once again, I’ve learned something new, as I try to do with each new project.

A Good Deal and 33 Inches

Sunday, November 27th, 2005

Hey, I went out to buy a third ball of yarn for my scarf (ugh) at Hancock Fabrics and decided to make a stop across the street to my favorite book store, “Half Price Books.”

Yes, every book is gently used and priced at 50% or more off the original price. I got this lovely book (paperback) for $7.98. Yes!! This book retails for $19.95 and it is in perfect condition. This puts a smile on my face.

As for my scarf, I have knitted up two balls and it now measures 33 inches. Soooooo, a third ball was necessary to make the scarf at least 49 inches long (pre-blocked.) I’m sure that after blocking it will be a little longer….. back to knitting.


  • Judy in Central Texas
    I've been knitting & crocheting many years, and it is great to see the rise in popularity. Basically,the loves of my life include: knitting, crocheting, being with my family and giving thanks to God for how He's blessed my life, but not necessarily in that order!
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