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Cast Off Chemo!

Hello my friends! I hope your week is starting out nicely. I have a great way to make it even better.

Do you remember last week when I shared about Cast Off Chemo! with you? Well, as promised I am sharing again this week. The EBay auction has begun! It runs through the 11th (Sunday). Remember, all the items have been donated, including the shipping costs, so all the money made from the auction goes straight to Cast Off Chemo!.

If you don’t win the item you bid on, if the prices are more than you can afford, or if you just aren’t an auction person, remember you can always buy a variety of knit and crochet patterns for $5 from Cast Off Chemo!’s Ravelry store. The full $5.00 goes to Cast Off Chemo!. They are still adding new patterns as designers donate them, so keep checking there for even more patterns, but if you see one you like, make sure to grab it. Some of the designers only donated the patterns for a year, so they may not be available after that, and even if they are available elsewhere, the money will no longer go to Cast Off Chemo!.

Cast Off Chemo

As promised, I have a couple more CDs to give away. Just as before, there will be two winners, each of which will win 1 copy of the CD, shipping costs will be covered by your’s truly, and the CDs were donated, so this Giveaway did not cost any money to Cast Off Chemo!. If you want to learn more about the CD or about Cast Off Chemo, there are more details in last week’s post, here.

If you want more chances to win the CD, hop on over to Moogly on Thursday, she will be giving away several more!

To enter the Between the Stitches CD Giveaway, you must be 18 years of age with a valid shipping address. Giveaway is open worldwide, and ends October 11th, 2015 at end of day eastern time. Two winners will be contacted by email for shipping addresses, at which point the winners will each be sent 1 copy of the Between the Stitches CD. Winners must reply to notification email with a valid shipping address within 1 week or a new winner will be chosen.

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Make Alongs

Happy Monday my friends! Have you ever found yourself on the website for FiberWild? It’s a yarn shop owned by Sean and Amy Loberg. Well, a yarn shop and so much more. I had the pleasure of meeting Sean at the summer ’15 TNNA trade show. Sean contacted me about a week ago, asking if I could help him get the word out on a new venture on the FiberWild site. When he told me about the venture, it sounded like something you would all love, so I told him I’d love to share the details with you!

FibreWild now has a “Make Along” (MAL) Connection. “Make Along” is a term used to encompass both Knit Alongs and Crochet Alongs, as Sean feels both knit and crochet should be catered to by yarn shops. It’s too bad I don’t live close to Galena, Illinois, I’d sure love to hang out in the shop! As for the Make Along Connection, it’s still growing and in its early stages, but Sean says “Over time, we hope that this section of our website becomes the destination for knitters and crocheters to “shop” for a KAL/CAL, and get all the supplies and support they need to compliment “Alongs”. Lots of great ideas here, this is just the beginning!”

FiberWild MAL Connection

I don’t know about you, but I think this sounds pretty neat. From what I understand, [click to continue…]


Link Blast 10/04/15

Every Sunday night I post a link blast of knit and crochet goodies on Twitter and Facebook. The link blast usually consists of patterns and yarn blog posts that have happened over the last week, along with some yarn, book or notion items that I feel may interest you. Here’s a copy of the October 4th, 2015 knit and crochet link blast.

Link Blast 10-04-2015 Jessie At Home

Keeping your Hands Happy #CrochetTips #HandHealth from @Mamas2hands [click to continue…]


Knit Dragon Wing Cowl

Dragon Wing Cowl ~ free knit pattern by Jessie At Home

Dragon Wing Cowl ~ Knit Version
Knit Pattern
Intermediate Skill Level
Designed by Jessie Rayot

The Knit Dragon Wing Cowl uses dropped stitches that are picked up and reknit in bunches to create fun ridges, and simple increases to give it shape. This pattern looks more challenging than it is. The trick is to make sure you count, and to not drop the stitches until the pattern says to! This pattern was inspired by the way I draped the Dropped and Found scarf in one of the photos. I loved the look and wanted to make a cowl that had that shape.

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Knit Link Party #2

Hello! Welcome to the October Link Love Party, Knit Link Party #2, hosted by Marie Segares and I. Our first month was a lot of fun, now let’s keep the fun gowing. Be sure to share this link party with all your knitting friends so they can link up as well, and find new and fun knit projects around the web. Our link parties start on the first Thursday of the month, and end on the last Thursday of the month. Here are the 5 most clicked links from last month.

Knitting Love monthly link party #2Seed Stitch Headband/Ear Warmer by Posh Pooch Designs: This quick and easy free knitting pattern is embellished with buttons.

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Unique Shapes Crochet Pattern Round Up

Unique Shapes Crochet Pattern Round Up from Jessie At Home
In the past few years I’ve noticed a lot more patterns in unique shapes. Sure, most fall into the traditional shapes we’ve always seen in crochet, but there are several new shapes coming about. I’ve searched around and found some of those unique patterns to share with you this evening.

Here are the names and links of each pattern, along with a little something that each designer has to say about them. [click to continue…]

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Cast Off Chemo & CD Giveaway

Hello my friends! I love sharing patterns with you, reviewing products, chatting about things here At Home, and all things yarning. However, I really, really, really love sharing ways we can all make the world a little happier, a little healthier, a little friendlier, a little better. That’s what I have to share with you today.

Cast-Off Chemo! is a charitable program established by yarn industry professionals with the purpose of raising a $1 million ($1,000,000) dollars to fund research that will end the need for chemotherapy in breast cancer treatment and, ultimately, cure potentially all cancers. The funds will support the research work of Dr. David Krag and his team and network of researchers across the US, whose work to date has already benefitted over a million women and men world-wide. The monies raised will enable him and his team to bring this research to the clinical trials, at which point federal funding would become available.” ~ Cast Off Chemo mission statement

Cast Off Chemo

Sounds amazing, doesn’t it? Would you like to know a way you can help and still get something for your donation? Well, I can tell you 2 ways! [click to continue…]