The Kindness of Strangers… (a Giveaway)

hitchhiker giveaway by rebecca diamond

And the winner is...Amanda, with comment #9! Thank you so much to everyone who entered :) Ever since Boston, that terrible day in Boston, I've been trying to figure out what to say, what to do, how to process it. Each time one of these attacks happen...Oklahoma City, the World Trade Center, Newtown, now Boston...it shakes me up. I've been fortunate enough to not be personally affected by each act of terror, in that nobody that I know and love has been hurt or killed or even in danger. Each time one of these attacks happen, though...I find myself losing a little more faith in … [Read more...]

Quick and Easy Earbud Case

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Honestly, with this one? It took me longer to write the pattern than it did to knit 2 of these. It really is quick, and easy! I just needed something to stop my purse earbuds from tangling in my bag, and my nightstand earbuds from wrapping themselves around my knitting magazines, my Kindle, and my water glass, thereby dislodging all 3 every time I tried to use them.                 As always, it's free to get this pattern, and as always, I promise to immediately forget you ever entered your email address. I won't bug you! … [Read more...]

Bon-Bon Bag

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It's that time again...time for a new pattern! Well, what I really mean to say is, I need to get on with my Birthday and Christmas knitting but that means I have to wait until everyone else is in bed, and it means I can't carry any of it around with me like I normally do when I'm out of the house because the recipients might spot it, so I should start on my Beekeeper's Quilt I've been wanting to make, but I needed a yarn keeper for the small balls of sock yarn remnants and I didn't have one, so I made one up, and I decided to share it. But saying "it's time for a new pattern!" is kind of … [Read more...]

Rebecca’s Pocketbook Slippers

Pocketbook Slippers by Rebecca Diamond

I finally jotted down the pattern for these Pocketbook Slippers - I've made several pairs of them for fundraisers, charity knitting, and gifts. The wonderful women at my local knitting group were kind enough to ask for the pattern, so...here it is! If you don't want to download it at Ravelry, you are more than welcome to grab it below. Not only will I not sell your email, I won't even use it! This is just the easiest way to get copies out - I promise not to bug you. … [Read more...]

Crafting in Public…

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I can't help but feel a little taken aback when I read threads on various crafting forums about knitting in public. Why? Because I totally can't relate to all the "I can't do any knitting in public because my spouse/partner/significant other gets embarrassed" posts there are. Seriously, I can't think of a time when my husband got upset because of my public knitting - what's there to be embarrassed about? I can hold a conversation, look people in the eye, be aware of and tuned into my surroundings - AND I can produce copious amounts of knit items - or tatted, or poorly-done … [Read more...]