Category Archives: knitting

I’m moving

Hello readers and friends– My site is moving, but will be the same, with a new address. Look for me at  www.booksandbuttons.com. You’ll see my usual page with a row of books at the top. And there is a new … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2014

Well, what would YOU have done with them?  Imagine the surprise, to put it mildly, when fond family opened this Christmas packet and found three strange knitted something-or-others.  This is the group that sent to me the instruction book of … Continue reading

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The Christmas Project Done! Three French Hens

♫ ♫ ♫ “Three French hens, (two turtledoves, and a partridge in a pear tree!” ♫ They are finished!  The little dears are ready to be shipped off to fond family in New England.  Won’t they be surprised–and wondrous.  They … Continue reading

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The Christmas Project–Three French Hens

Dear Fiona Goble, I have been thinking of you pretty often these last few days as I “finish up” the knitting project I chose from your Twelve Knits of Christmas book.  What a lark it was to receive! I envisioned … Continue reading

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The Twelve Knits of Christmas—where we stand

Remember the post I wrote last January 5th?  You do?!  You don’t. Well, just type in “twelve knits” up in that search box up on the right to refresh your memory . . .  I’ll just wait here a minute … Continue reading

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Buttons for the Royal Baby

Hurray for the new baby prince!  Everyone has been waiting and now he’s here!  William and Kate must be very happy parents. I thought it would be fun to sort through some buttons for baby and pretend I’m going to … Continue reading

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And More Buttons from London (Greenwich Market)

The postcard featuring the Houses of Parliament is decorated by an old twinkle/mirrorback button that I bought.  See if you can find it as it appears in a later photo.  Big prize if you can find it. (ha) Still roaming … Continue reading

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Six Inches of Yarn!

While you’ve been busy doing worthwhile things like your income taxes or spring cleaning, I’ve been occupied with a project of my own. First I knitted a cute little red beret for my doll, and then decided to make a … Continue reading

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The Twelve Knits of Christmas by Fiona Goble

Well, this is a riot.  I received this knitting book for Christmas and it’s an absolute riot.  As you might think, it goes through the whole song of Twelve Days of Christmas and there are the props you can/must knit … Continue reading

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