All articles by: sami

Ok, I’ve been really bad. But I have a really good excuse!

So it’s been over a year and this blog has been silent. But here’s my excuse: Yes, we had Baby A last year. He’s about a year old now. It’s been such an incredibly wonderful year, seeing life anew through his eyes. Baby A has brought us such a world of happiness. It hasn’t been […]

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Rabbit from Outer Space


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According to this article from The Telegraph, a giant pink knitted rabbit, created by Gelitin as an outdoor sculpture,  lies on a hillside in northern Italy. It’s so large that it can be seen from space by visitors to Google Earth. Gives Elmer Fudd a real head start!

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Knitted Skeleton as Art?


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Transcending the Material – The Art of Ben Cuevas This blog entry shows multiple photos of an intricately knitted skeleton sitting atop a pyramid of cans of condensed milk. http://bencuevas.wordpress.com/2010/10/21/transcending-the-material/ Hmmm, what can I say about this. Takes a lot of determination, time and some industrial strength double pointed needles….. One coment from a knitter […]

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Estonian Princess Baby Blanket

It’s been a while, but happy new year everyone! I recently released a new pattern, Estonian Princess Baby Blanket. The traditional Estonian stitch pattern came from The Hapsalu Shawl book with some minor tweaks. The moment I saw the stitch pattern, I knew it would make for a really stunning blanket. All I needed to […]

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What’s cooking?

Just a few amusing eats at NY S&W. Ok, so what’s the deal with this? Fried artichokes? Sounds like something you should try at least once. But the line was outrageous for most of the day. We passed by towards the end and the line was pretty manageable. Were they as good as the line […]

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NY Sheep & Llamas & Alpacas & Bunnies & Wool Festival

As promised, here are some photos of the critters who also attended the festival, in a different capacity. May not be exciting to some of you folks, but us city folks so rarely get this close to nature. Here’s a sheep dressed up in cow’s clothing. Elegant and regal llama. How cute! Baby alpacas!! A calico […]

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Rhinebeck – NY Sheep & Wool

This year a friend and I decided to attend the NY Sheep & Wool in Rhinebeck  on Oct. 16-17. One day just wouldn’t be enough, so we reserved a room nearby. Word of warning for anyone who is interested in going next year, reserve well in advance. We barely managed to find a decent room […]

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Everlasting Gobstopper Dress


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It’s been a few weeks since I’ve released my newest pattern, Little Girl Big Girl Dress, on Ravelry and I’m happy to report that it’s received a lot of positive response. I was really excited about this new pattern. Some knitters feel a little hesitant to knit a small child’s garment because kids grow so […]

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Roving by Layla


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It’s amazing what comes off our little long-haired kitty Layla when she’s brushed. It’s even more impressive when you have some frame of reference for comparison. This is our little 7 lb cat in all her glory relaxing next to her former self. Although she’s a beautiful black cat, her “roving” is actually grey. Not […]

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Odds and Ends from Renegade

A few last photos from the Renegade Crafts Fair. I thought this was a pretty cool idea, type a letter, roll it up and put it in a bottle. Cute keepsake if you are into such things. Love the look of that typewriter! I have a beautiful oak secretary (a piece of furniture, not a person) that […]

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