Category Archives: Productive Living

Finished Project: the Mirth Cardi, from Interweave Crochet


Firstly, let me share the original blog post where I had started this beautiful project.  You will find all the information needed to make one yourself! I used some 100% mercerized, combed cotton thread I had stashed away waiting for the … Continue reading

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A World Through the Hands (Video) | On Being


Simply a wonderful, four-minute film about the value of handwork and experiencing the world. “To have the skill of knitting, to have the skill of crocheting, of felting, makes it possible for us not only to make something but it … Continue reading

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NEEDLING THINGS: Circular Knit Dishcloth


I am sure I came across this pattern like on Pinterest, or Ravelry.  At any rate, it is an easy knitting pattern, but I think, very lovely as well!  Done up in garter stitch, the pattern calls for yarn overs, … Continue reading

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In-Depth Review of Knitting Yarn


Beat the Winter Blues: 10 Tips for Kickstarting Your Inspiration “People are innately creative. We are a species of makers. But sometimes, and usually when we least expect it, that well of creativity dries up. We pick up our knitting … Continue reading

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Doing Some Serious De-Stashing, with some SERIOUSLY BIG STITCHES.


Hey!  Hope you all are having a fabulous weekend.  Mine is spent keeping busy . . . as usual. I have been looking at these two huge stashes of yarn for quite some time now and thinking to myself . … Continue reading

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TECHknitting: The ball winder–a useful tool, especially with long color repeat yarns


I found this website today which has a plethora of useful information! Case in point, I have been looking for one more good reason  to purchase a ball-winder.  I have recently seen one put to good use in a video tutorial … Continue reading

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Frugal by Choice, Cheap by Necessity: How do you make lotion bars? None of your beeswax!


I stumbled across this Lotion Bar recipe on Pinterest.   *gasp*  That place I spend entirely too much time!  The pictorial is very easy to follow, and straightforward.   Made with three easy-to-find ingredients:  beeswax, almond oil and coconut oil (one … Continue reading

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Just sharing, a little this and that . . .


So, I haven’t posted anything in a while.  Mostly I have been practicing (and un-practicing) my new knitting skills.  Some fun.   This morning I am sitting here contemplating the rapid passing of time.  Good grief!  Just last weekend the … Continue reading

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Today’s Inspirational Quote:  “The first step to living the life you want is leaving the life you don’t want. Taking that first step forward is always the hardest. But then each step forward gets easier and easier. And each step … Continue reading

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50 Ways To Boost Your Brain Power | Wake Up World


“Live as if you were to die tomorrow.  Learn as if you were to live. forever.” – Mahatma Gandi 50 Ways To Boost Your Brain Power | Wake Up World. I was surprised to see how many things on this list … Continue reading

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