Category Archives: Miscellaneous

I’ve put some Dale things on eBay

Along with deeply discounting ALL of my Dale yarn and book inventory on Kidsknits.com, I’m starting to put some Dale things on eBay, too – things like wonderful, “official” Dale notions (like patches, buttons, zippers and Norwegian wool braids) and … Continue reading

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Littlest hat, biggest honor

OMG!  Sometimes I get the sweetest reports back from my customers! I think today’s might top ’em all: Isn’t it wonderful, what we can do with sticks and string?! The pattern was originally written for sport weight Terne (newborn size) … Continue reading

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Blendoku – a great game for Fair Isle fanatics

What’s Blendoku?  It’s an intriguing free app that sharpens your color management skills.  Should disaster strike and you find yourself without your knitting (gasp!) it’s a fun way to sharpen your skills for setting up smooth color gradients for your … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving – a free chart

Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone!! Click on the image to see a larger, clearer version. (Originally published here on Two Strands for Thanksgiving 2010.)

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Free Knitting Chart – Numerals

Here’s a happy way to make your 2013 knitting special:

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Perfect Mitten Blockers, on the Cheap

Right about now, I’d guess quite a few of you are finishing up Mitten #2, and you’re looking forward to that sparkling moment when you present your beautiful work to a (hopefully deserving and endlessly appreciative) special someone.  Before you … Continue reading

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Yarn on Sale

I’ve just made a bunch of updates to the “Yarn on Sale” page.  (See also top right of menu.) Definitely check it out – there are some beautiful deals here!  Since they’re predominantly discontinued yarns, email me at mas “AT” … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving – a free chart

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“Norwegian Sweater Techniques for Today’s Knitter” by Therese Chynoweth

I’ve been looking forward to getting my hands on “Norwegian Sweater Techniques for Today’s Knitter” by the wonderful Therese Chynoweth. At last, it made its merry way to my desk last week.  What a treat!  I’m so delighted by this … Continue reading

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A dpn bag with a pedigree

Remember “Home Ec” class?  If yours was anything like mine, maybe we shouldn’t even dredge those dreary memories up.  Fast forward to 2009 and I bet you’ll be impressed with some of the ideas that are swirling around the “Family … Continue reading

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