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Linda’s Knitting Blog

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Now, I have to say that Linda’s Knitting Blog is a treat to read for several reasons!

What a pleasure to browse through this blog — but I have to say one thing —

While Linda and I both have young children, I really think I’d like to be her mother — since several of the socks were gifted to her! What a treat for her!

Stop in and visit LInda’s Knitting Blog — and be ready to be inspired!

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Marie Grace . . . Designs

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Marie Grace Designs is another favorite blog read in my BlogRoll!

Here is a knitting mother who, I sincerely believe, is in love with life!

As you can read in this entry, “Behind the Curtain . . .”, this blogger really captures an inthusiasm and infuses the reader with a sense of “life is too short — grab your children and get outdoors and live it!”

Her current blog entry, a fairy tale (with real-life undertones) about a family and their adopted family of goslings, shows a sense of humor that comes with everyday living!

On the knitting front, this wimsical style is carried on — and beautifully displayed in knitting patterns modeled on some of her children!

My favorites:

  • Maylie — with the dainty white embroidered flower detailing
  • Finley — with amazing cabling and stitch detail
  • Darling — which is simply that — darling!

Beautiful pictures, beautiful knitting, and contagious family living are what you’ll find here at Marie Grace Designs! Stop in for a visit!

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TurtleGirl’s Bloggy Thing

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TurtleGirl’s Bloggy Thing is a blog I have been reading for some time now — actually, when I found her blog at the beginning of this year, I had to go to her archives and read from the beginning!

This blog features a smörgåsbord of knitting and yarn pictures most every day — this is pretty much the first blog of the day that I am sure to go visit! And since TurtleGirl seems to be an early riser like our family, I can count on some fun new knitting/yarn reading with my morning coffee!

My favorite recent post:

Got It Bad . . .

This sweater was knitted using the Hey Teach pattern from Knitty! What makes this sweater just perfect is the modifications (intentional and not so intentional) that make up this sweater — leaving the ribbing off the bottom edge, bodice, and sleeves just does it for me. This variation of the Hey Teach sweater has now made it into my Ravelry favorites, and onto my queue!

Be sure to pay TurtleGirl a visit — always an inspiring knitting blog read!