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Magic Knitting

Knitting Using a Magic Ball |

I received a beautiful magic ball when our Simply Notable Ravelry group had a magic ball swap last January. My partner had made up a wondrous magic ball of superwash sock weight leftovers in gorgeous hues. I searched patterns for awhile with a certain amount of indecision because I wanted to show off the interesting and colorful interplay of …read more

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Wind Up a Magic Ball!

How to Wind Up a Magic Ball |

There’s been some buzz about magic balls on some of the pod casts I watch and listen to lately. Our Simply Notable Ravelry Group even got excited enough about this to create a “Ball of Wonder” Swap where members made up magic balls from their own stash and sent them to one another! I’ve always thought of magic balls as balls of yarn wound up with …read more

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Stitches West Finds


Mom Sr and I had such a great time at Stitches West! We loved communing with our fellow knitters and crocheters, learning new tricks in our classes and most especially loved the opportunity to see new indie dyers up close and personal. We found some real winners at the show that we’ll be shopping with this year: Dizzy Blonde Studios’ gorgeous rack …read more

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Stitches bound!

Simply Notable Stitch Markers - The Stitches West Event!

Mom, Sr. and I are going to Stitches West! Wheeee! This is our first fiber festival and we’re pretty excited about it. We’ve created the Simply Notable stitch markers for the exchange: and packed our supply bags for classes: We’ve fretted over the contents of our notion pouches…knitting needles, check. needle gauge, check. row …read more

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i ♥ tawashis

Heart Tawashi Knitting Pattern from Simply Notable!

Tawashi’s are the most adorable sort of pint sized scrubby! Daughter Carli got me started with them when she made me a sweet little apple slice tawashi for a holiday gift. I make them for the kitchen, of course, but also keep a basket handy in the bathroom for makeup removal and facial cleansing. Cast on these little tokens of double thick, …read more

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Stitchin’ for the Kitchen

Beautiful Vintage Climbing Trellis Potholders!

My Daughter in Law Emily sewed the sweetest vintage apron for me this year . When she asked what I might like for Christmas, it was one of the first things that came to my mind. I love aprons. Love how they look hanging up on hooks in the kitchen, love the vintage style of them and not just for decoration – both practical and pretty, I actually wear …read more

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Road Cotton

Spin Cotton From the Roadside - so neat!

  Since I returned to my home in Arizona from Greece, I’ve really come to appreciate my home state. True, it’s too hot much of the year, and there’s only a small window of time in which I can enjoy wool hand knits, but the desert is beautiful. I find ways to indulge my passion for knitting and fiber – even in warm country. This is cotton farming …read more

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Stack up a YoYo Folk Angel

DIY Yo-Yo Angel Christmas Ornament - so cute!

  Here’s another scrappy little project to transform your favorite fabric scraps into sweet little folk angels to hang on your tree. Colorful and folksy, they’ll add the perfect touch to a special package, wreath, or holiday mantel display. To make your angel’s head – draw two eyes on a 1″ wooden bead. You can give your angel rosy …read more

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Grow your Forest!

Simply Notable Christmas Tree Free Knitting Pattern

  Your scrappy little forest of Pint Sized Pines, that is! It’s that time of year to think about adding to your holiday decorations. So break out the scrap basket and stitch up some of these fun little firs. Our Pint Sized Pines can be made using up small amounts of leftover yarn and recycled wine corks.  There’s actually two patterns …read more

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Magic Corkshrooms

Another great free knitting pattern from Simply Notable - Magic Corkshrooms!

  Transform your leftover fingering and sport weight yarn bits into whimsical little Toadstools to decorate your world. Knit in the round on double pointed needles, they come to life quickly, just like those that spring up in the wild! ♥ Materials: Small Amounts of Fingering to Sport Weight Yarn Size 2.25 mm needles (double points or …read more

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