Redesigning NiNDesigns Blog

So I’ve been very busy this summer learning new computer programs and playing around with coding for blogger sites.  Totally loving the coding stuff!  In fact, I’m giving my site a makeover.  What do you think so far? I’ve also started a side business on Fiverr doing image background removals, converting images to vector files, …

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DIY Yarn Swift

A DIY Yarn Swift

Do you have a yarn swift?  They are tremendously handy tools for a person who works with yarn.  As a fledgling yarn dyer and knitting pattern designer, you would think I own one.  Nope.  Too much money that could be spent on yarn.  Back of chairs work just fine holding skeins, don’t they?  Well… not …

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drop spindles Yarn shopping

Giving A New Drop Spindle a Whirl

Whilst in Halifax a fortnight ago, I had a chance to visit the ladies at LK Yarns at 5545 Young Street, Halifax (in the Hydrostone Market).  This shop is stuffed full of fibre-y goodnes!  It’s guaranteed to make your wallet lighter and your stash so much more richer.  If you ever are in the Halifax …

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Icelandic yarn knit along shawls

From Iceland With Love… Wool!

Yesterday I had the best surprise!  My mail lady brought to my door a package from The Icelandic Store, one of my most favourite yarn shops in the world!  Literally.  I had visited it on my yarn cruise in 2014.  I ADORE Iceland.  And I adore their yarn. Lylie, my little sweetie-pie helped me, erm, …

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#yearofhandmade My Year Of Handmade

A Year Of Handmade #6… Blogs That Inspire You

Today’s topic in the list of #AYearOfHandmade created by Rebecca of Rebecca Bee Designs is “What blogs inspire you?”  Kate on her bike.  Image from http://www.theknitter.co.uk katedavisdesigns.com :  I adore Kate.  Her blog is inspirational, intellectually stimulating, funny and full of great knitting tips.  Kate is a Scottish academic that lives with her partner Tom …

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Monday Musings… Scars, Tattoos, and Memories

I dropped the kids off at school, then drove home to sit in my car in the driveway thinking about memories in the very early morning light.  Not just mental memories, but physical representation of them.  What sparked this?  Believe it or not, a pop song from the movie “The Hunger Games.” Recently I’ve been, …

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