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Shop and Ravelry Updates

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What's not fun about a makeover?! Except all the work... The time had more than come for an investment of effort. My Etsy shop is 8 years old now and I've been on Ravelry since 2007. Needless to say, many photos needed updates - some still need to be scanned for upload. Things like links, tags, SEO, other social media weren't around then and sadly, left some of my early posts and listings were very 'bush league'.
Today was the day that I made time to update some old knitting project photos and with them, did a massive update. I focused on Etsy and the trickle-down landed on Flickr and Ravelry. It's not quite finished but close to it and I'm glad with the results. Part of the update process was to unpack, evaluate and post or pitch my many counted cross stitch kits and supplies. At one time, I was as obsessed with this craft as I currently am with knitting and the CCS stash accrued shows it! The bottom line had to be, I will never be able to do it all (36 k…

From The Main Blog ~ Suffering Startitis

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I seem to have 'outstarted' myself in the last week. This is common for me - the ADD, OCD, creative-type thing. Everything I picked up and cast on but almost immediately, went sour. Kind of how I imagine a bad first date would be. Part of it is being committed to working from my stash and if you've seen my Ravelry stash, you'll understand why. Despite the size and variety, I wasn't getting the 'THIS!' feeling from anything. I decided that maybe a new pattern would be the ticket and purchased a couple including, Wolfberry Knits 'Metallicus' tee. It was the cure! A new pattern, some old stash and I have a cute tee shirt ready to go for when spring arrives here. I used up some Nashua Creative Focus Linen in pale teal and am really pleased with the finished project. Met-eal-i-cus:
Metallicus ~ Finished, neckline detailMetallicus ~ Finished
Some of the survivors from the 'startitis' frenzy are two hexi-type stashbuster blankets. I love this patte…

From The Main Blog ~ Last Stitches 2015

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Leventry-tini aka: Leventry by Sarah Jordan. Off the blocking mat and onto M'amselle for its debut:
Leventry-tini ~ FinishedLeventry-tini ~ Border and edging detailLeventry-tini ~ Front view
Leventry-tini ~ Yarn and pattern stitch view
Progress photo of 'First Stitches 2016' aka: Matinée Cowl ~ Indian Paintbrush: Indian Paintbrush progress