Projects

I Found my Fade Shawl

June 23, 2017

  I Found my Fade What a great shawl to knit. “Find your Fade” made it through my knitting group and a couple of us collaborated on colors and schemes to make it happen. It took me awhile to come up with my colors. My style if fairly simple with normally one or two colors […]

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The Eleanor Messy Bun Hat

January 27, 2017

    Full of texture and color, this messy bun hat is an eye catcher. It’s definitely a huge hit amongst my daughters and close friends.   My oldest daughter is heading for college this semester and she had to have one of these hats for school.  She is  braving the weather on the eastern […]

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Episode #2 Chickens, Sheep, Hay & Yarn

October 15, 2014

Episode #2 Chickens, Sheep, Hay and Yarn One of my most favorite places to relax in is my barn.  Nothing beats the sounds of the sheep and chickens and the antics that they do. Let me share with you a project that I am working on and a project that I have processing in my […]

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How To Make Felted Soap

January 23, 2014

  The Dirt On Making Felted Soap Are you a hands on type person? I am to a fault.  Doing something with my hands is almost required all the time I am awake or I get really tired and fall asleep. I literally took many naps during class in both my high school and college […]

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The Elise Tank Top

May 1, 2013

Tanks Are So Easy To Knit For The Summer Dawn A. Shaffer This was a very easy tank top to knit up.  I love these kinds of tank sweaters, but I have gotten myself into the habit of sticking to a simple, one style fits all design. Honestly,  I was getting bored with the simple, […]

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Showing Off My Knitted Stella Tank Top

May 1, 2013

My Stella Knit Tank Top Using Elsebeth Lavold’s Silk/Wool By Dawn A. Shaffer I fell in love with this’ sapling green’ from the Elsebeth Lavold’s  wool/silk yarn collection.  There were only 2 skeins left in this LYS store located in the Poconos. I quickly swiped them up and this tank top was born. I wanted […]

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Episode #2 Learn How To Double Crochet

May 1, 2013

Episode #2 Learn How To Double Crochet Dawn Shaffer Were you able to understand the single crochet? Each crochet stitch is a building block and foundation for the next.  Once you understand the basics you will understand the rest. The double and single crochet used in combination with each other create funky textures.  Once you […]

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Episode #1 Learning Single Crochet

March 7, 2013

Episode #1 Learn How to do Single Crochet Dawn A. Shaffer When I first started teaching my girls to crochet this is the stitch they learned.  Once you get this one, everything else falls into place and is very easy to understand. Are you ready to be crocheting before this video is finished? Get your […]

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Knitting Project: Finishing the Sweet Sunset Sweater

August 3, 2011

I had a great time knitting up this sweater.  The color was playful and the cotton was so soft.   I have never done a yarn over pattern (yo) before, so I chose to stick with this very simple diamond pattern. Now I have fallen headover heals for yarnover lace patterns.  Once you get the […]

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Knitting Project: Sweet Sunset Sweater

July 18, 2011

I found this beautiful yarn, Antuco,  at my LYS for $3.00 a skein.  I fell in love with the colors and the fact that it is 100% cotton.  I am a natural fiber buff.  When I saw the yarn I had a sweater design already in mind, but  I did not have a pattern chosen. […]

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