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Heirloom Long Cowl Free Knitting Pattern

July 30, 2009

I love this pattern! It is fun and quick to knit and the results are amazing!This cowl is soft and light-perfect for all seasons! Plus it is versatile, you can wear it across your shoulders, folded over as a neck warmer, or worn loosely around your neck.It is worked in a combination of ribbing and garter stitch giving it a great drape and interesting texture.Heirloom Long Cowl Knitting PatternSize...

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Trend Spotting: Vests

July 13, 2009

Summer is officially here-which means it's time to start thinking ahead to fall. I know what I'll be offering for my fall knit fashions in my etsy shop, OnTheRound , but I'm not quite ready to reveal them yet.So instead, I thought I would offer up some thoughts on one trend that I know it going to be heating up when the weather starts cooling down... Vests I'm loving this vest from ileaiyeSeems like...

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Hand Dyed, Hand Spun, Hand Knit by rAchel.jones

July 02, 2009

I'm am so pleased to reveal my new Hand Dyed, Hand Spun, Hand Knit Sweater!Drum roll please...This sweater is extra special not only because it is my own design, but it's the first big project that I have knit with my own hand spun yarn! I don't mean to toot my own horn...but beep beep!Here are the specs:8- 100/120 yard skeins of aran weight, self striping, hand spun merino woolHand Dyed in Sprin...

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I took your picture

July 01, 2009

I saw myself in you.

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Sweater In Progress

June 29, 2009

Lately I've been trying to focus on knitting. I really need some new knits and patterns for my shop- but I also want to be able to show how AMAZING my yarn knits up!Right now I am knitting a sweater using my Spring Green Merino Wool in an aran weight. I've had this sweater stored away in my mind for almost a month now and really needed something fun and colorful to cheer me up. It has been raining...

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My First Craft Show

June 08, 2009

This past weekend I attended my very first craft show! I had a booth at the Old Port Festival in Portland, Maine. It turned out to be a really beautiful sunny day and there were TONS of people! All in all it was a really great first experience!How it went/what workedMy friend Lia was gracious enough to help me with set up which was awesome! Set up all together went super well, mostly because I had...

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Extreme Shop Makeover: Ontheround Edition

January 28, 2009

As I was standing there making hundreds of bangles this morning staring out the window in deep thought, it occurred to me...I've had a major shop makeover in the last month (this thought isn't as random as it seems, I was reading etsy's blog shop makeover series)!So I thought we'd all take a look at that today and I'd offer up some tips on how I improved my etsy shop.First and foremost,...

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Ode to Blue and Green

January 16, 2009

Looking at my growing pile of dyed wool I've realized that I really only like blues and greens. Sure I do reds and purples and yellows because I have to, but I really only like blues and greens...and blues over greens if I really need to choose. I think it's because I'm an Aquarius.

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A Year In Review

January 14, 2009

Well my etsy anniversary has come and gone (it was the 12th) very quietly...actually that day broke a really great sales streak and I haven't had one since! Oh the irony. I thought I might take a moment and reflect a little on the past year. I learned about etsy through my good friend Jan who is the lovely lady behind SojournQuilts. We were at an open studio at the time, she was selling at the event...

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Adventures in Spinning Part 1

January 11, 2009

I've mentioned before that I got an antique spinning wheel for Christmas. Now, I knew that it was a spinning wheel, but that was about it. That was roughly three weeks ago.In that time I learned that I didn't have a bobbin or a flyer, found one antique flyer with bobbin on ebay, bought it (shipped in from London), made a new driving band, repaired the bobbin that came in from London (with sculpie...

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Happy New Year!

January 02, 2009

Well, it's been a while...Since my last post I've made my way back to Maine, my home sweet home! I'm really glad to be back and have no future plans of leaving...ever! My family and I had a lovely holiday season, but I'm really glad it's over and I'm so ready to get back to business!I've recently purchased a 30 pound bump of merino wool and have been walking around with a fiber boner ever since!...

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Putting yourself out there.

September 27, 2008

The hardest part about being an artist for me is putting myself out there on display. Well, not me so much I guess, but what I've made. Today I wrote my first knitting pattern. For longer than I can remember I've wanted to design my own knitting patterns, and someday in the future have my own book. This pattern definitly won't be in my book, but I'm on my way. Any publishers out there looking for...

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