Win a Little Skein in the Big Wool Monster Kit!


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As mentioned on Episode 156 – Monsters and Matrimony, Annielightknits and I are giving away a luxe Wild Rumpus monster kit to one lucky viewer.  The rafflecopter is below – you get a point for every task you do/have done.  MAKE SURE you give us your email address so we can notify you if you win.  Winner will be drawn August 1st.



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In Search Of Shop Samples


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Update: Here’s where my list stands now, all thanks to awesome knitters!

Here’s what I need (crossed out items mean I already have them):

Black Cherry Lace: Belle Greene Shawl (Alynxia)

Pin Cherry Lace: Rock Island Shawl

Mountain Laurel Lace: Bee Leaf Pi Shawl (Keli)

Sugar Maple Sock: Don’t Cage Me In Sock, Mystery Shawl #2

Mountain Maple Sock: Level Up Socks (Tara)

Silver Maple Sock: La Vie de Bois Socks (Erin)

Red Maple Sock: Under the Wire Cowl (Charis)

Striped Maple Socks: Thumbless Mitts

Butternut DK: Hoaloha Sweater, In August Away Cowl (I’ll be knitting this one)

Black Ash Worsted: Stargazing Cowl, Drizzle Hat

White Ash Worsted: Susan the Sociable Crab,  Lined Beanie (Sara B)

I am, as always, blown away by the generosity and fabulousness of knitters.  I am so lucky to be in this business!  For updates and to see the finished items, be sure to check out the podcast.


Highland Handmades is having a RETREAT!


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That’s right!  And not just HH, either – my bestie Katie of Knittin’ on the Fly is hosting too.  The information is below – we really hope you can come retreat.  It takes place in the Highlands at the end of October … and there’s NO better time to visit my Maine than when the air is crisp, the colors are vibrant, and each night the stars shine brightly for us.

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part 1  part 2part 3

Guts, Grit, and Pink Lipstick Retreat 2013


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A photo montage!

Piscataquis Valley Fair 2012 … in pictures


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Hubs and I went to the Dover Fair this weekend, which has the fancy title above but is not much fun to type.  I entered two of my knit items into the arts & crafts “competition” and won TWO first prize ribbons!  Most everyone won a blue ribbon, but that didn’t detract from mine at all.  We also saw LOTS of adorable animals.  Pictures below.


SSMS by Wendy Johnson, knit in Highland Handmades Sugar Maple Sock in “Half Shell”

Girasole by Jared Flood, knit in undyed sheep’s wool yarn.


Smooth faced sheep… 

Wooly faced sheep!

Incognito Sheep!

Smooth ear cow …

Wooly ear cow!!


Much fun was had by all, and I managed to snag two bags of my favorite maple-sugar cotton candy.  All was right with the world!