one for the wishlist

This newfangled all-in-one knitting tool is called The Knit Kit.
The Knit Kit

It has a whole buttload of stuff built in, including three things I use all the time: a tape measure, a stitch counter, and a thread cutter. I love that it also has space for a few stitch markers and point protectors. It isn’t available yet and there’s no cost listed that I could locate, so I’ll be keeping my eyes peeled.

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global warning

Frogging can be one of the most (emotionally) difficult and frustrating parts of knitting, but one that happens far more often than most non-knitters probably imagine. I’d say I undo nearly half of the things I start, though I don’t usually get very far into them before deciding I don’t like how they’re turning out, so it’s generally not a huge amount of effort wasted. I also don’t use patterns most of the time, so it’s a matter of trial and error while I figure out if what I thought might work actually does.

This short uses frogging to demonstrate a much more serious point, and is pretty effective, I think.

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something else fishy

fish bag

Check it out! Craftster gal Lunique created this kickass fish bag. No pattern, just time and creativity! Yet another item that begs to be available on Etsy. I love the scale and fin detail and the contrasting fabric. Were I to make one I’d choose a deep red Asian silk brocade for the parts that are yellow above, and black for the blue, with the scales in red thread. I’d select a silver purse clasp and silver buttons for the eyes.

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home sweet home

One of the things I am thankful for is that we have a great home, and that we got to travel to my parents’ lovely home for a delicious Thanksgiving dinner. Speaking of home…

Home is where the controller is

The Domestic Scientist has created this clever pattern, which I think would be perfect for a housewarming present. Nintendo, Wii, and NES controller logos also available. And all for free!

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