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My top Instagram photos of 2015

photo posted by Susan Moskwa (@susanmoskwa) on Dec 28, 2015 at 1:00pm PST My top Instagram photos from 2015 If you’ve followed my blog for any amount of time you know that I love the new year, as a time of personal reflection and of fresh starts. Today I’m reflecting on my 2015 crafting, looking at what I […]

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YOTH Yarns Big Sister in Cracked Pepper and a one-of-a-kind gradient
December 19, 2015 Knitting, Patterns & projects

So I’ve decided to spend 2016 destashing. Said decision gave me a kind of lightness of being—anticipating the freedom of having fewer possessions—which apparently made me feel free to turn around and indulge in the big Knit Picks sale last month. (Have I mentioned how susceptible I am to sales?) Silly, I know, but we knitters are […]

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brightly colored yarn
December 8, 2015 Knitting

I love my yarn stash. I’ve got exciting colors. I’ve got cashmere blends and silk blends and nice rustic wools. I’ve got sweater quantities that I can’t wait to see knit up. Marrakesh (70% silk, 30% camel); Bonnie’s Bamboo (100% bamboo); Spirit (55% Cormo wool, 45% alpaca. I can’t tell you how wonderfully squishable this yarn is!) […]

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contact icons
February 25, 2014 Miscellaneous

I’m in another “Let’s work on the website!” phase, and decided that I need new social media icons. Y’know, those guys at the bottom of the page that link to my Google+, Ravelry, etc. profiles? I’ve been using the icons that came with my website theme, but they didn’t have a Ravelry icon so I had […]

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Great Big Stitched Postcard Swap
February 20, 2014 Miscellaneous

Here are some interesting links and articles I’ve come across this week. They’re not all about crafting, but what is a blog for if not sharing interesting ideas, right? 1. The Great Big Stitched Postcard Swap I just signed up for this. This site (Do What You Love) will assign you a partner, and you’ll each make […]

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fat quarters
February 16, 2014 Quilting & sewing, Travel & events

Last month I took my life in my hands and went to Chicago in the middle of the polar vortex (sub-zero temperatures). I stayed with my aunt, who’s a big quilter, and she and her friend Becky took me around to some of their favorite quilt shops. I don’t yet have much experience with fabric shops, […]

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new years resolution coaster
February 11, 2014 About me, Knitting, Patterns & projects

I love making New Year’s resolutions. I love fresh starts—a new school year, a new job, a blank journal—so I love using the New Year as a time to wipe away whatever happened the previous year and to start fresh with renewed purpose. A fresh start means you haven’t failed at anything yet, and the […]

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quilt back
February 6, 2014 Projects, Quilting & sewing

OMG. YOU GUYS. I QUILTED SOMETHING. I made this quilt top in a piecing class on half-square triangles, then quilted it in my first class on quilting. Fabric is an Indigo Crossing charm pack by Moda fabrics. It’s kind of a random size because I was just practicing—too big to be a placemat, but too […]

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Sweet Onion socks
February 2, 2014 Knitting, Patterns & projects

I’m pleased to finally share with you a pattern that’s been a long time in the making. Meet my latest sock design, Sweet Onion! This is the first time I’ve had a pattern published in a real live ink-and-paper, bound-and-ISBN’d book: American Sock Knitting. photo © Planet Purl American Sock Knitting includes 13 sock patterns inspired by […]

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quilt top with half-square triangles

I swore I wouldn’t do it. For years now I’ve sworn that knitting (and crochet) were enough hobby for me. I have a sizeable stash of yarn, and I don’t really want to acquire all the tools and accessories for a new craft or hobby. I’ve resisted dyeing yarn (for the most part), and spinning, […]

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