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NYC Yarn Crawl 2016 – or, we came, we crawled, we got Starbucks.

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This past Sunday I went on the NYC Yarn Crawl with my awesome friends Marie of Underground Crafter and Amy of The Stitchin’ Mommy. We weren’t able to hit all the stores on the crawl, as we just had one day, but we had a great time at the stores we did hit.

Our first store was School Products Yarn. I didn’t snap any photos at that store,  but I got some at the rest.

Our second stop was Annie & Company.

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We really enjoyed this store. It was pretty big, and full of some of the most scrumptious yarn!! Plus, they had a bunch of fun buttons!! (more…)

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Knitting Love Link Party #12

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Hello! Welcome to the August Knitting Love Link Party #12, hosted by Marie Segares and me. There are a lot of great geometric shapes and designs in this month’s featured patterns. I’m a big fan of math in art, so I really love the looks of these 5 patterns!

This month’s giveaway is for The Knitter’s Book of Knowledge! Every project, tip, tutorial, or pattern added to the link party will count as an entry. We will choose one winner at random at the end of the month.

According to Random.org, last months winner of the 4 skeins of Berroco Vintage Chunky yarn in fall colors was Ginx Craft; congratulations! You should have been contacted by email by now, if you have not, contact Marie or me.

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.

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Easy Custom Bottle Cap Buttons

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Hello my friends! Today we have a special guest post from a crafty blogger friend. Enjoy!

Hi there! My name is Danielle and I blog over at Storypiece – a craft and DIY site that encourages others to design a meaningful home that reflects their own unique story. I’m super excited to be guest posting for Jessie today and getting to know your community.

As someone who enjoys diving into creative endeavors, I have to confess that I only knit at a basic level and have struggled with learning how to crochet. In fact, I grew-up with a grandmother that constantly crocheted beautiful pieces, but I could never master the skill… really, the only thing I managed to accomplish was frustrating her to no end.

Recently my daughter, Tess, has taken up her great-grandmother’s mantle and taught herself how to crochet. I’m continually surprised by what she comes up with.

Mod Podge Bottle Cap Button

That’s why I was completely thrilled (more…)

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Rhinebeck 2015

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Happy Tuesday my friends! I hope your week is off to a good start.

Did you do anything special for I Love Yarn Day on Saturday? I went to Rhinebeck Sheep and Wool Festival. I didn’t take a lot of pictures, as I was having a lot of fun and kept forgetting.

I did remember to take a photograph of where I parked. I’ve been doing that a lot when I go somewhere by myself. I’m always worried I’ll forget where I parked. But I’m sure you don’t need to see that photo, so here are a couple I took of yarnie people and pretty fall foliage.

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The Sheep and Wool Festival is often just referred to as “Rhinebeck” by yarnie folk, as it is in Rhinebeck, NY. It happens (more…)

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Knit Link Party #2

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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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Knitting Love Link Party! #1

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Welcome to the Knitting Love Link Party!

Knit Love Link Party

Oh my goodness, I am so excited to share a new feature with you!!! I know I am more crochet focused, but I REALLY love knitting as well, and I am working on increasing my knitting patterns. I have found a kindred spirit in this regard in Marie Segares of Underground Crafter. Marie and I have teamed up to bring you a knitting link party every month. So let’s get this party started!!

Welcome to our first Knitting Love Link Party! Every month, the Knitting Love Link Party will open up on the first Thursday at 1:00 a.m. Eastern and close on the last Thursday at 11:55 p.m. Eastern. Share your latest knitting projects, patterns, tutorials, tips, and WIPS, and be sure to stop by and leave comments on other projects, too! (more…)

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Stitch ‘N’ Pitch

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Hello there! A few weekends ago I attended the 2015 Stitch ‘N’ Pitch at a NY Mets game. The Stitch ‘N’ Pitch is an event that happens at various pro baseball games around the country in association with TNNA (The National Needlearts Association). The Stitch ‘N’ Pitch that I attended was also sponsored by Lion Brand Yarn. They gave all the attendees a goodie bag with some yarn so that everyone could make some afghan squares for Warm Up America, a wonderful organization that makes and collects hand made blankets for those in need.

It was tons of fun! I went with Amy of Stitchin’ Mommy. We met there, as she lives in Queens, and I live in NJ. I miss living in Queens, it was so much easier to go play in Manhattan, and to go to fun events without having to drive and park.

Anyway, I drove to the game. The bus from here only runs every 2 hours on the weekend, and would require a transfer to the subway as well. By the time all the tickets are purchased, it is pretty much the same cost as tolls and parking, so I decided I would rather drive. Public transit is not as affordable or convenient coming from NJ. I got in at noon for a 1:10 game, and I still ended up parking pretty far away. I snapped a photo of where I was parked so I would be able to find Thor again after the game.

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Once I got to the gate, I met up with Amy and we went in. As we arrived, we stumbled upon (more…)

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