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Monthly Archives: June 2012

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Teeny, Tiny Finishes

On the site where I found the pattern for knitting new born hats for donation, there was another page about making things for preemies and it mentions that one of the needs that doesn’t always get met is for hats for the smallest of the newborns (1 to 1.5 lbs), either because people don’t realize that there is a need…

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Quilting, Sewing

Jelly Roll 1600 Quilt Top

Monday, I needed to drive up to Goderich to Mark’s Work Wearhouse to pick up a safety jacket for Dave for him to wear on the job and I took the opportunity afterwards to stop into Quilters By the Square to pick up sewing machine needles that I needed and to spend some time browsing through and fondling the fabric.…

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Gift Ideas, Sewing

Elegant Bow Purse

After we arrived back in Ontario and until Dave’s contract started in western Ontario, we stayed with our daughter in Toronto.  One thing I didn’t mention in that post is that our daughter lives in a tiny one bedroom apartment in a walk-up on the third floor.  She gave up her bed and bedroom and slept on her couch so…

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Instructions for Scrap Hats

Materials needed for adult sized hat/toque: Leftover balls of worsted weight yarn One set of 3.5 mm dpn (you can also use 3.5 mm circular needle)   Cast on 96 st.  Divide stitches evenly between three needles. Join to work in the round. For the cuff:  *K2, P2*, repeat until end of rnd. Continue K2, P2 rnds until the cuff…

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