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Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all had a great time. In honor of the New Year, I present you with a new layout! I rather like it.

Kitty Toy
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Over the weekend I made a few sets of coasters, and a cat toy. I’d like a new sewing machine, but mine still does the trick.

All Blended
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I found the most amazing blog post on The Crafty Penguin on these really pretty (and as it turns out, really yummy) vanilla sugar cookies with glace icing. My friend Sonia was here visiting, and we decided to attempt to make these cookies. “How hard could it be?”, we thought. Turns out, when you’re us, everything can go wrong!

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I’m not really much of a Halloween celebrator, but I really love a lot of the decorations. Cute little skeletons, zombie anythings, pumpkins and bats are all awesome! So I’ve been browsing, looking to see what people have been making. There’s all kinds of cute stuff!

Brit Lit Vest
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Going to the yarn shop is dangerous, especially if you go during knit-chat time. So many people with so many projects from patterns I’ve never seen, and easy access to magazines to flip through! On the bright side, the Brit Lit Vest seems to be a quick knit, and is totally awesome.

WIP – Brooke Flap Hat
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I think that hats may be one of my favorite items to knit. They’re usually pretty quick, and there’s a hat for just about every occassion. I especially love winter hats, because it’s a free license to be ridiculous(ly awesome!).

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An idea came to me. I have quite a few projects on needles. Many of them have been there, untouched, for quite a while. Clearly I need some motivation to actually, I don’t know, FINISH THEM. So, I think from now on, I will make a post at the end of the month showcasing all my WIPs and my sad, sorry excuses for why they aren’t finished yet. I have 8 for August, oy, and only a few were even cast on this month!

FO – Polar Rose
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Polar Rose

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The Liza Rose pattern in Yarn Forward Magazine, June 2010 looks fantastic in Malabrigo Worsted, and I love my new scarflet!