Knitting: Win Win, Stomp Out Ovarian Cancer With Handknit Socks

“Egg-stra” Special Sock Kit. This sock pattern was once more designed by Rosemary “Chappy” Chapman, this time in honor of my sister. The Teal color of Trekking in this kit is the official color designated to ovarian cancer, and has been specially dyed just for this cause. Every design aspect of this sock, from the cuff to the toe, is a reminder to us that ovarian cancer can be beaten if we, as women, unite. Skacel will be donating $15.00 for each kit sold, to the Marsha Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Research ( Our goal is to raise $100,000. Please note that kits purchased through both Jimmy Bean's Wool and Webs will have their entire purchase price of $25.00 donated to the center! Read more...

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Inspiration: Knitting Needle Holder

I ran across this image with the work credited to Rosemarry Haddon of "Prick Your Finger". A giant crochet hedgehog complete with prickles. Isn't it great?
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Photography: Madrona Fiber Arts 2011

This weekend was the annual Madrona Fiber Arts Winter Retreat in Tacoma, WA. I have yet to sit in on a class, but those that did had wonderful things to say. My stash did not grow today. Instead I spent time looking at and enjoying the hard work of the knitters, weavers, spinners, hand dyed yarn crafters, and everything between. Yarn was ogled, roving was fondled.

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Inspiration: Been Trying To Meet Ya

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