Author Archives: Tina

Happy Labor Day Weekend!

It’s the unofficial end of summer, Labor Day Weekend! How did that happen anyway? Hope your weekend is long and happy with plenty of time to enjoy family, friends & love!

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Favorite Cable Blocks & Cinderella

I’m blocking away after taking time watching the Emmy’s weaving in all of the ends on the finished blocks of the cabled afghan. Feels GREAT that the most hated of tasks is done. Why is it hated? I mean, not like it’s hard or anything. Must be like ironing— you know how to do it […]

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Dear Monday

Dear Monday, I have caught up (that is no more cabled afghan knitting) with the second afghan gift to be. And…… it has been sooooooo hot. Minimum bike riding ocean running just flat out HOT! The weather has broken so it is not 497 degrees out in the studio but only 180. Manageable by turning […]

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Foundation Friday & Keepin’ On

As I approach the pulling my hair out phase with the latest afghan from the Cabled Afghan Knit Along on Creativebug—– I always wonder how can you keep ANY project that takes awhile to complete fresh, interesting—– pleasurable???  Instead of being bored, tossing aside the project or moving on with a UFO to your credit? […]

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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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