Grenadine

December 26, 2010
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Romantic high-waisted eyelet lace wrap belt with i-cord ties. Free Download PDF Trouble viewing the PDF? Click here: Page 1 / Page 2 YARN Manos del Uruguay Wool Clasica [100% kettle dyed handspun wool; 100g/138yd] #115 Flame; 1 skein NEEDLES Two US size 8 (5mm) double-point needles MATERIALS Yarn needle Safety pin GAUGE 25 sts […]

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Honey Orange Mulled Wine

December 24, 2010
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Sweet and spicy warm red wine is the perfect thing to share and enjoy during the Holidays! You will need: 1 750 ml bottle inexpensive red wine 1 orange, zested and juiced 1/4 cup honey 1/4 cup sugar 8-10 whole cloves 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground ginger Brandy (optional) Cinnamon sticks for garnish […]

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Eggnog Pancakes

December 19, 2010
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Thanks to Joy the Baker for this recipe,  pancakes have never made my kitchen smell so good! I used ground ginger instead of allspice,  rum extract instead of vanilla extract, and I was out of buttermilk and baking powder so I had to make some: To make buttermilk: Add 1 Tablespoon lemon juice (or white […]

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Christmas Two-Face Shawl

December 13, 2010
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I made myself an early Christmas present!  I bought the red yarn at my local shop and a fellow knitter on Ravelry had the dark green in her stash (thank you!).  I love the colors together and this yarn makes a beautiful, lightweight fabric with a drape and feel just like woven linen – rustic […]

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Lavender Sugar Cookies

December 7, 2010
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Amazing little flower-scented sugar cookies with a crispy baked sugar glaze.  This is one of the best sugar cookie recipes I’ve ever tried.  You can leave out the lavender or you can substitute the same amount of any tasty edible flower or herb you like.  These are great no-rise cookies that are perfect for cookie […]

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Astronomer

November 27, 2010
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Full coverage slouch hat with folded hem and skinny stripes.  I made mine in heavy weight wool worked at a worsted gauge and it’s incredibly warm.  This hat works great and drapes beautifully in worsted weight yarn, too! Free Download PDF Trouble viewing the PDF? Click here: Page 1 / Page 2 YARN MC: Cascade […]

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Pumpkin Patch 2010

October 25, 2010
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We had a blast at the Pumpkin Patch in Long Beach yesterday! That’s our big pumpkin score right there getting two thumbs up from Pee-Wee. I’m really looking forward to the carving party next weekend and trying out some recipes with ALL those seeds! I’m thinking… Spiced Pumpkin Seed Brittle by Sophistimom or… Spicy Roasted […]

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Two-Face

October 16, 2010
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Cozy triangle shawl with simple intarsia colorwork. Embrace your inner dichotomy with bold, contrasting colors. Free Download PDF Trouble viewing the PDF? Click here: Page 1 / Page 2 YARN Approx. 400 yds total (200 yds each color) worsted or heavy worsted weight yarn (Shown in Blue Sky Alpacas Worsted Hand Dyes [50% alpaca, 50% […]

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Norobi

October 14, 2010
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High-waisted wrap belt with applied i-cord edging and ties. Free Download PDF Trouble viewing the PDF? Click here: Page 1 / Page 2 YARN Noro Kureyon [100% wool; 50g/110yd] #242 Rust/Olive; 2 balls -or- Noro Silk Garden [45% Silk, 45% Kid Mohair, 10% Lambswool; 50g/110yd] #269 Natural; 2 balls GAUGE 18 sts = 4 inches […]

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Basic Lyon Beanie

October 5, 2010
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Another version of my favorite hat in the whole world. Easy, quick, colorful and warm wool beanie with cozy doubled-stranded ribbing. Free Download PDF Trouble viewing the PDF? Click here: Page 1 / Page 2 YARN Noro Kureyon [100% wool; 50g/108yd] #233 Blue/Green; 2 balls GAUGE 18 sts = 4 inches in stockinette on smaller […]

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