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Simplifying

I’ve been on a simplifying kick, lately.  My disorganization finally got to me a couple of weeks ago.  I needed to find a specific thing.  This thing was very important to me.  Actually, as a homeschooling mom, it was life and death level important because we didn’t get as much accomplished over the last school …

A bit out of character

I have just done something that may seem to be completely out of character.  I just finished a new design with a rather, umm, risque sort of theme.  Now, before I show you a sneak peek, I think this might require a little bit of explanation. It all began in the UK one day in …

The problem with being a creative

Things have been busy here at Bravewood, as usual. How could life be otherwise? The kids are all busy, Spring is just around the corner, so all of Nature is starting to bustle with activity after the lull of Winter. I have two tiny daffodils blooming in my flowerbed and the helleborus is blooming in …

My Cat Walks All Over Me

I have been working on a HUGE knitting design project lately.  I mean SUPER HUGE!  Well, at least it feels huge to me.  It all started with a custom sock order that I designed for a friend about a year ago.  She wanted some really tall, over the knee socks to wear with her boots.  …

Little Woolly Things Podcast Episode 5 – Knitting with Leicester and the kids

Hey, guys! I hope you’re enjoying my podcast.  It is proving to be quite an adventure, as we transition from Summer to Fall and into the school routine.  I am planning some big things for this year, not the least of which is the Sneaky Gift KAL that I am hosting.  You can get all …

Knitalong with me (there will be prizes and coffee)

Little Woolly Things podcast

Hi, guys! Would you like to knit some gifts with me this year?  It’s time for a knitalong!  But more about that in a minute. It has been so busy here at Bravewood and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down at all.  I mean, not any time soon.  I have this new podcast going …

Little Woolly Things Podcast on YouTube!

Little Woolly Things Podcast: episode one- episode one

Well, I did it!  Episode number one of the Little Woolly Things podcast is uploading to YouTube as I type.  It has been a very long time in coming.  This is actually Take #2 of episode one.  I recorded an entire podcast episode a few weeks ago and then watched myself on camera.  Ugh.  I …

Stay tuned for more little woolly things

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Hello, crafty friends, and welcome to Little Woolly Things!  I have been knitting my little fingers to the bone, so I have some new things to show you.  And I’m also working on a very scary project, too, that I’m not ready to unveil yet.  I will tell you about it, but it’s not ready …

Yarn diet? Yeah, right.

Yarn diet? Yeah, right. Blog post graphic.

All of you knitters and crocheters out there know how the story goes.  You’re young, you’re in love with this new crafting thing and you just can’t stop yourself.  You have to have yarn in order to knit (or crochet).  You buy a skein.  Then, you use up that skein but your project isn’t finished …

The secret to making an awesome tassel

Little Woolly Things blog post tassel tutorial

It’s finally here!  Tassels and stripes and unique shaping with colors and textures!  This is an idea that I have been playing with in the back corner of my mind for quite a few years.  I worked it up as a shawlette using novelty yarns and ribbons about 15 years ago, but it wasn’t really …