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Felted Candy Corn

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Around different holidays I start thinking of ways to knit holiday specific projects.  This year I decided to make candy corn and I was pleased with how they turned out.

You are probably asking yourself, “what am I going to do with 4″ x 3″ candy corn?”  There are lots of fun ways you can use these to decorate.

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Use them as a center piece on your dining table or place them  between accessories on an entry table.  I think it would be cute to get a huge vase or bowl and fill the entire vase up with candy corn and pine cones.  My son was so excited when I was knitting these he wanted to make one for everyone in the family.

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I actually finished the first one late one evening and set it on my bed side table to dry and when he woke up the next morning that was the first thing he saw and ended up carrying around with him all day long.  So who knew they could also be used for toys.

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It is a fast project you can finish one candy corn in just a couple of hours so you can have several knitted in one week.  You can find the pattern on ravelry just click here! -B

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Potholder Swap

If you keep up with L & B on Ravelry you might have noticed some information about the Potholder Swap.  If you are interested in joining in the fun you can click here to see the hosts rules.

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Frivola Scarves

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Fall is finally here and it is time to start working on projects that keep us warm as well as fashionable.  Too warm for a traditional scarf? Well, combine easy crochet or knit with trendy Frivola yarn and “voila!” you have a light and stylish scarf, ready to wear.

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Frivola, from Trendsetter, could be described as knitting or crocheting with sparkly poofs of color. The giant, ultra soft pom-pom balls are strung along a binder string to create an exotic novelty yarn.

Even though this yarn looks expensive, these scarf patterns are affordable for anyone who is ready to begin on holiday projects.  Frivola allows you to use simple techniques to create a complex look in a very short time.

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For the knitted version pictured in pinks and browns you will need 3 balls of your favorite color.  Then, just cast on 6 and knit until the yarn is gone.  For the crochet version pictured in solid brown you only need 1 ball!  Just click here for the pattern.

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Knitters and crocheters will look twice as they pass you by wondering how you were able to create such a fun fall accessory. -B

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Beanie Baby

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If you see me I am white
I can glow very bright

I can float above the ground
and I try not to make a sound

Don’t be afraid I am a nice host
Do you know what I am?

I am a ghost!!

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The Best of Interweave Knits

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New!! From its premier issue ten years ago, Interweave Knits has provided classic to innovative garment design from top knitwear designers and in-depth technique articles from expert knitters. In this anniversary volume, Interweave showcases an inspiring spectrum of styles and innovative techniques.

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Go Green Kit

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The kits for the grocery bag are here!!  Come pick one up for yourself or a gift.  You can start saving the planet for only $16.99.

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Getting Ready for School

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This new college student is getting ready to start school.  That means having Mom knit him an array of warm hats for fall so he stays warm walking to and from class, or maybe watching a few football games.  I think we would all agree he looks pretty good sporting his new knitted cap in school colors.

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Susan’s Cutie Booties

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After taking the baby bootie class Susan has mastered the art of baby booties.  They are absolutely adorable!  One best parts of this project is you can get two pairs of booties out of one skein of Plymouth Galway.  Awesome!!  Thanks to Susan for bringing them by for us to see the finished product.  These are the definition of “Cutie Booties”.

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Mobius Shawl

The Mobius Shawl shape is based on the Mobius strip that was named after the astronomer and mathematician Augus Ferdinand Mobius.  He came up with the strip in September 1858.  The significance of the strip is that it only has one edge and one side.  If you think about this two much it will start to blow your mind, so don’t think about it.  This shawl made out of Feza yarn turned out beautiful.  If you want to learn how to make a mobius shawl we will be offering a class in September.  Keep a look out for the date to be posted on the calendar.

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A Killer Stitch

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After an evening of knitting you might cuddle up with a blanket and start reading a knitting mystery by Maggie Sefton.  She is the author of several wild and woolly mystery’s such as Knit One, Kill Two and A Deadly Yarn.  These fun books also come with a delicious recipe and knitting pattern.  A Killer Stitch includes the pattern for this cable knit scarf and a chocolate mint fudge recipe we will be serving at L & B Chocolate Factory later this month. 

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