How To Make Felted Dryer Balls

October 24, 2013

How To Make Felted Dryer Balls   Felting is so much fun and it is a quick DIY craft to make dryer balls, cat toys or add some decorative orbs to your home. Once you get the hang of felting you will be able to make many things like pumpkins, fruit and dolls. Watch the […]

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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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Fiber Festival Comes to Town

February 25, 2013

Fiber Festival Comes to Town Dawn Shaffer (Isn’t this picture beautiful.  I absolutely love yarn. The yarn up top is called core spun yarn.  Great for making rugs. ) Have you ever been to a fiber festival? I had the great pleasure of visiting one with my two daughters. You immediately walk in amongst beautiful […]

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My Kids Knitting List for Autumn

November 1, 2012

Do any of you continue to knit through the summer?  Me, definitely. I rarely put my needles down.  I knit through traffic, tv, kid fights and anything else that is someone’s distraction. Knitting has not been on the back-burner, but writing has.  Knitting is my anti-depressant pill.  And a little bit of it goes a […]

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Sneak a Peek At The Cute Lambies

March 20, 2012

It is a wonderful experience to witness birth.  It is a wonderful experience to be able to share this time with your family.  It is a wonderful experience to know that what is taking place has the potential to benefit others. My dream/ goal of having sheep was to be able to sell the wool […]

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WooHoo! My Hubby Bought Me A Spinning Wheel

March 13, 2012

I am so excited to tell you that my wonderful hubby bought me a new Louet S15 spinning wheel.  I am very new to spinning wheels.  Pryor to this mode of spinning was a drop spindle that took forever and a day.  When you have 1 hubby, 4 kids, 6 sheep +, and a whole […]

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Sad Morning Here on the Lazy “O” Ranch

March 11, 2012

We woke up this morning to the sound our flock of ewes bleating loudly.  I ran out of the house with anticipation of new cuties getting cleaned off by their mama.  I went down and nothing was to be seen.  Up to the house I went scratching my head  wondering why are they are so […]

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