Monthly Archives: April 2015

Teaching a Child to Weave

A few years ago, I bought the Harrisville Designs 7″ potholder loom and a big bag of cotton loops.  I helped the grandchildren make potholders as holiday gifts for their parents. Recently, Granddaughter F and I found a complete and only gently used Harrisville … Continue reading

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Back to Basics

Please tell me that I am not the only woman of a certain age who shudders and pales as she remembers the 1970s women’s fashions utilizing granny squares! Oy vei!   Yet at the time, it was ever so fashionable … Continue reading

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Shetland Sheep – the beginning of a blog series

Recently I had the idea to begin a series of blog posts going more into detail about all the ranges of yarns we carry here at J&S.. from Cobweb up to Chunky! Oliver pointed out, correctly, that we should begin…

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Looking for Stretch?

I never particularly liked knitting with cotton or linen – not enough “give” in the yarn for my taste.  After I injured my hands some years ago, I became even more particular about yarns.  Two people close to me, however, … Continue reading

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