A Pattern A Day *Interrupted* And A Secret Revealed

Hi Friends, Today I am going to change things up a little bit.  First, this:

I am SUPER EXCITED about my latest knit & crochet fingerless gloves! I’ve been having so much fun coming up with the pattern and making these {see below}!  Let me just stop right here and say that, sadly, I am not a great knitter.  I don’t get it.  I constantly drop stitches, I can’t figure out the beyond beginner patterns, and it doesn’t feel natural…or fun.   Whereas crochet, for me, is like riding a bike.  I learned as a young person and I just get crochet.   And it feels right.  But I love the beauty of both knit and crochet pieces.  So here’s my new secret…{ready!?}… I purchased an Addi Express circular knitting machine {the small one}! Seriously.  I am in love!  I found mine on eBay and saved about $80 to $100 from the prices I was seeing everywhere else.  Of course eBay is hit and miss, but it was the right price at the right time.  I used some of my earnings from my Etsy shop and went for it.  Seriously.  In love!  Youtube it.  Google it.  So much fun!  My next step will be to take some more Etsy-ready photos and list them in my shop. {But the first purple pair are for a friend’s birthday.} 🙂

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I used the Addi Express for the knitted section and hand crocheted the rest. So much fun!

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The game changer: Addi Express {small}.

And because you are probably expecting a crochet pattern post again today, check out the caption to this picture.  I think you’ll like it.

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Click image to go to Woman’s Day “Our 20 Favorite Crochet Sites”. Great resource!

So what are you creating that you are excited about?  Share the love, if you have time.   Blessings from Alaska!  Jackie

P.S.  But wait!  There’s more!  Check out these 3 youtube channels for some excellent crochet tutorials:

http://www.youtube.com/tjw1963

http://www.youtube.com/bobwilson123
http://www.youtube.com/Bethintx1
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