Author Archives: Tina

Me as Officiant- Hot Weather- & Secret Island Places

I performed my first elopement Friday night! It was only a little nerve wracking and completely amazing! The couple was cute as pie and put together words to each other after formal vows extemporaneously, man they were beautiful! It sort of took me by surprise how magical it was to be so intimately part of […]

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The Summer of Nora Reacher & Friends

I’m tired…… tired I tell you! :)  Tired in a good way with lots accomplished so it’s okay. If I could manage a nap it’d be far better but that’s not likely to happen! On the Knit Front, 7 blocks of plain bias garter blocks of 10 (yay!!)—— and 5 blocks in of the cabled […]

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Foundation Friday: Biscuits & Blocking

Happy Foundation Friday! I’ve talked a lot about blocking in knitting. It seems easy enough but sometimes requires just a little extra! The extras can be: the liquid used to saturate knitting before blocking the time an item soaks the temperature knitting soaks at what at item is blocked with what an item is blocked […]

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The Problem With Knitting

For me….. the Problem With Knitting a big (sometimes boring) project is that my mind wanders to projects I can’t wait to do/would rather be doing/!!! Sewing—- Crafting— Creating I’ve started a list. From yesterday! Have you seen the ADORABLE organizer in “Sew It All Magazine”????? I was wandering through Books A Million (such a […]

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Monday Monday?

Yup, Monday again. And a new month! It’s still hotter than billy heck around here (thanks Grams, I never get tired of that saying!) but the local kids are headed back to school this week. SEC football is getting ready to kick off and it was Fall Fashion Day yesterday. (of course I watched!!) And […]

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Afghan #2: And we’re off!!!

I’m still basking in the glow of the completed Mitered Square Afghan. Really. And have begun knitting Afghan #2, the designer is Edie Eckman and it’s a featured knit along on Creativebug. You know how I love me some Creativebug! Simple bias garter squares alternate with cable squares making this an easy knit. The neutral […]

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Giddy with excitement, GIDDY to the bone!  The Hue Shift Afghan is DONE! The last row was bliss, the binding off was outstanding and after the last stitch was off the needles? I danced. I’m not sure if it was the jerk, the hully gully or just a dance of mad passion but you can […]

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One Almost DONE: TWO in the Wings!

This is BIG y’all!  B.I.G. As in notorious!!! The Mitered Square Afghan? I’m smelling soak and seeing blocking! Half of the last border remains and it will be finished, finito, fini, & pau hana honey! Can you tell I’m positively GIDDY over it? Beyond.   I love the way the black border sets everything off […]

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Foundation Friday: Yarn Conversion

Using yarn in a project that isn’t exactly the yarn that was called for in the pattern? You just KNOW that you can’t substitute lace weight (very fine) yarn for a thick, chunky yarn in a heavy sweater. Without using 25 strands of it—- which would just be crazy. But frequently the creative knitter wants […]

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Roadtrip: Savannah’s Bonaventure Cemetery

The time is flying and hard as I try it’s impossible to put the brakes on summer 2014! And I’d really like to! With a big wedding show coming up this weekend and several elopements on the books it’s been a whirlwind. Not always a bad thing, no work at all would surely be far […]

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