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Archive for September 11th, 2014

The Unveiling! Lookie!

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

colorfulkidzCoverbig  Finally! The project that obsessed about 9 months of my 2013 for a number of reasons. This one was a lot of firsts for me. I’ve had to remain relatively vague about it until it was published. The time is now.

May I present to you my children’s collection of knitting patterns? The Colorful Kidz collection ebook, produced by Willow Yarns!!!

Sweater, legwarmers, hat, mittens and socks… all in a wonderful washable yarn which comes in a LOT of colors (pick your favorite three) and three weights. Each item comes in lots of sizes, too!

kidzhatsThe knitting is rather simple… kidzwarmerseven the sweater front, which is the most challenging part of the series, allows newcomers to intarsia (color block knitting) to experience the most simple version of this technique and for very few rows. The instructions are clear… after all, my first love is explaining.

Thanks to my project team:
Diana Troldahl
Cindy Wright
Wendy Sweet
Annette Tanner
Rae Blackledge

Colorful Kidz CollectionI had a multitude of learning curves with this project and I couldn’t have done it without you! Also big hugs to the Creative Haven community who were my moral support on rough days.

The Ravelry.com page for the collection is here.

Here is the Willow Yarn page for the collection (get individual patterns, the whole collection, or even kits with yarn included).

kidzsweater(Note: The pattern prices are lower than my self-published designs, because they already paid me. Thanks to Willow Yarns for hiring me, with such enthusiasm, for this project.)


Kirsty Hall’s 9/11-Honoring Artpiece

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Thanks to friend LaVonne Ellis, I found Kirsty Hall, an artist in the UK. She did a piece called “Requiem” where she burned over 3,000 matches (one for each person lost in the 9/11 events). How appropriate that I discovered this wonderful piece today, of all days.

I lost my father when I was 14… and I learned then that any day may be the last day you see a loved one. Remember to always be kind and don’t be afraid to tell someone you love them.

http://kirstyhall.co.uk/art/requiem/

Kirsty Hall - Requiem