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I am a wife to one special man (DH), mother of one son (DS), two daughters (DD#1 and DD#2)and one kitty (a girl-Angel Who Isn't), grandmother of six grandsons and two granddaughters (refered to by age). I am a lover of all things cat. Knitting and spinning take up about 75% of my thoughts and actions during the day. If I didn’t have DH and Angel it would probably be more like 99%.

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I have finally found a company that gives better customer service than Knit Picks, who will send you free replacement needles if your dog chews them up or you sit on them and break them in half. On Mo...
Port Alberni began holding a Craft Market in 2011. When I heard about it I thought it would be the perfect opportunity for me to get rid of the contents of three tote boxes. A lot of it was baby items...
This is what our house looked like up until last week. The exterior walls were embedded with a gazillion little rocks. However, we only have a billion still sticking to the stucco as every time we loo...
That's what I'm going to name my next two kitties, Cardi and Socks or maybe Nitty and Purl and the one with the sharpest claws I'll call Needles. I'm going to need a lot of cats to use up all the name...
I don't think I've shown this yet. It's another Miss Gracie but I'm trying to simplify the pattern so even a beginner can knit it. It's not going well because I have the pattern almost memorized and I...
I hate zippers. Not all zippers, mind you. Just the ones I have to stitch on. This one took me almost as long to sew in as it took to knit the sweater and it's only a size 4 (14 inch zipper).Front Bac...
Yesterday I sold some yarn over the internet. This morning I picked up the biggest plastic, bubble wrap envelope Canada Post sells (14" X 19") and managed to cram every one of the 15 balls in there. I...
Did you know that raccoons are about the size of a big, fat, house cat? I knew that but I still didn't do anything about our pet door. The same pet door we had installed for our Norwegian Elkhound, Ta...
It's Aries. And then there's this one I just picked up today. Can't wait to see how it looks, hanging from my craft booth on Sunday....
From PayPal May 30:Buyer has opened a dispute over the payment made to you on May 10, 2014 indicating that the item was not received.- The disputed amount of $5.50 has been temporarily deducted from y...
Curses! Foiled again....
Last night DH and I went to our five year old granddaughter's dance recital (ballet). It was wonderful! The little one's were supremely cute. Please don't ask me which little girl is my granddaughter....
NittineedlesOld Shale Shawl by Margaret Jones Materials: 200 gr chunky weight yarn 1 pair of size 8 mm needles 1 darning needleTension: 14 sts = 10 cm (4”) on size 8 mm needlesDirections:Cast on 60 ...
I've knit three more pairs of Owl Slippers for the craft table. As the only difference in them is the trim colour, I'll only show you one pair.I knit this necklace out of some horrible wool/silk blend...