Hunting Sasquatch

Our knit and search mystery knit along has drawn to a close, which means it’s time for me to share our photos of the completed design!

I’m not sure where other designers take photos of their samples. They all either seem to have one big blank wall in their house or live on a farm or something. I don’t know. There’s no such thing as a blank white wall in either of our houses or even in the dye studio. Add in the fact that we live in the…

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L&L Book Club Presents: Hunting Sasquatch Clue 3

The hunt for Sasquatch concludes!

Clue 1: 9/13/2017-Released!
Clue 2: 9/20/2017-Released!
Clue 3: 9/27/2017-Released!

This week in book club we read…

Working for Bigfoot by Jim Butcher, part two. Our little Bigfoot is growing up and off to boarding school, where obviously he is being attacked by black magic. I particularly enjoy the Dresden Files spin off stories. Working For Bigfoot and Side Jobs are some of Jim Butcher’s best work. You get…

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L&L Book Club Presents: Hunting Sasquatch Part 2

 

The hunt for Sasquatch continues.

Clue 1: 9/13/2017-Released!

Clue 2: 9/20/2017-Released!

Clue 3: 9/27/2017

This week in book club we read…

Working for Bigfoot by Jim Butcher, part one. My favorite professional Wizard (Harry Dresden) is hired to look after Bigfoot’s half human son as he navigates the dangerous world of an elite USA Elementary Academy. If you’ve never been privy to the crazy inner workings of prestigious, private, elementary schools in the US, you might be taken aback by the first two sections of Working for Bigfoot. But…

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Conquering Christmas Knitting Part 2

Howdy, knitters and crocheters! Are you ready to get serious about finishing those Christmas gifts in time to actually give them to their recipients instead of a card with a sad IOU in it? If you answered yes, this post is for you. Today, I’m going to talk about the importance of making time for “selfish” knitting instead of spending the next 100 days focused on everyone, who isn’t you.

If you answered with a terrified enghh sound and are freaking out that there are exactly 100 days left until Christmas and 88 until the first day of Hanukkah, I need you…

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L&L Book Club presents: Hunting Sasquatch Part 1

As you read this I’m on my way to New Orleans! I’ve never been there and I’m pretty stoked about the trip. But not nearly as stoked as I am to say it’s finally time to go ‘Squatching!

The Book

This month we’re reading Working for Bigfoot by Jim Butcher. It’s a spin off of the Dresden Files, and written in three short stories. You don’t need to have read the Dresden Files before reading this, but if you are a fan of…

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Color Work Yarn Management and Swatching

After a long weekend of dying yarn and celebrating the end of summer, Sasquatch kits are back in stock! SO. MANY. MINI SKEINS. The kits have been assembled and you can get yours in the store now. As we gear up for the hunt, ball your yarn, brush up on the Twisted German Cast On and/or Two-At-A-Time socks techniques if you want to try something new with this project, and work on your gauge swatch. Then, you’ll be all set to cast on when the first clue drops next Wednesday!

Side Note: Jac wants me…

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L&L Book Club Presents: Two at a Time Socks

Holy Hurricane, Batman! Please consider supporting Huston relief efforts with a donation to the Red Cross if you are able. Now back to your regularly scheduled book club.

The Book

This week I read The Dressmaker of Khair Khana. The book is the true account of five sisters that began an in-home tailoring business in Taliban occupied Afghanistan. The oldest sister is married and is a skilled dressmaker and designer. The other sisters have no background in sewing whatsoever. In fact, the second oldest sister, who starts and runs the business, was…

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Solar Eclipse of My Heart

Good afternoon! How are you? I AM FREAKING AWESOME.

This morning I woke up to discover that my cat had peed on my throw pillows and I don’t even care. Normally, I’d be like, “OMG, Wesley! Why do you hate me so much? I know you have a UTI, but do you really need to pee on everything I love? Weren’t my favorite boots enough?” Today, I grinned at him while I cleaned up the mess. Nothing can get me down. I am obsessed with the solar eclipse.

I’ve been singing this song for weeks, and it’s driving my husband insane….

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L&L Book Club: Austenland

I’ve been having trouble writing this post this week. It seems selfish to lose myself in a fun silly book, when terrible things are happening here and abroad. I live a sheltered life. It’s pretty much just me, my yarn, and Mabel the Merciless all day. I watch more Sesame Street than CNN. I get on Facebook, but not all day long, usually just once or twice, and some days I don’t go on it at all. I’m out of touch with the outside world most days. The outside world is basically a dumpster fire right…

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L&L Book Club and the Shining Sequence Mittens

I took a two week hiatus from book club. It was partially because I was recovering from a nasty cold and partially because I’ve had so much exciting L&L stuff to get ready for that I forgot totally remembered, but didn’t post due to very important reasons. ;)

But I’m back, at least 80% less sneezy, 20% cooler, and chomping at the literary bit! Before we jump into this week’s book, I have a few bookkeeping announcements:

Subscriptions for the Society of Caffeinated Knitters (SoCK club) -and- the GAL guild are open for membership. This…

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