Going Loopy! Pink Loopy Yarn Scarf and Hat

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Yarn lovers—we’ve all been there…. You have a massive inventory of yarn, and you’ve sworn up and down that you won’t add to the stash until you use it up. But then you inadvertently walk by a bin of discontinued clearance yarn, and you can’t help yourself—you buy it ALL!

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DIY Circular Knitting Needles Case

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As I mentioned in my previous post about making my own double point knitting needles case, I especially love combining crafting and problem solving together. In this particular case, I needed a storage solution for all of my circular knitting needles.

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DIY Double-point Knitting Needles Case

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I love how crafting is such a fun outlet for my creative expression. I love it even more when it also serves as an expression of my problem-solving skills!

There was a great deal on Amazon for 75 double point needles (15 5-needle sets in various sizes) for $15, and I jumped on it! Now I’m not a sock knitter, but I do love to knit toys, and I mostly use double-points when making my plushy friends.

But how was I going to store 75 needles in an organized way? I looked at ready made cases, but I wanted something that would definitely house ALL of my double points, and have some more fashion flair than the solid color cases I was mostly coming across.

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UC Santa Cruz’s Sammy the Slug Mascot: Knitted Banana Slug

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I’m not much of a sports fan, but even I know that ferocious animals are popular mascots for a team, be it Bulls, Bears, or Eagles. So imagine my surprise when I first learned about the mascot for the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC)–the decidedly un-ferocious banana slug! UCSC folks lovingly know him as Sammy the Slug.

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Harry the Hedgehog~~ Knitted Hedgehog Toy

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There’s a Korean saying that says, “Even a hedgehog thinks her young are soft and glossy” (고슴도치도 제 새끼는 함함하다). It’s basically the Korean version of the English proverb, “The crow thinks her own birds fairest,” and a version of the well-known saying “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.”

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But to be honest, I think Harry the Hedgehog would be irresistibly adorable to anyone, not just his mom!

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R.I.P. to the Blissful Bookworm

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R.I.P. to the Blissful Bookworm.

It is with a heavy heart that I write this post! The Blissful Bookworm is one of the many knitted creations I’ve featured on my other blog, Knitting Nandu–and certainly one of my favorites. I proudly showed him off to a visiting guest, and was not careful about putting him out of Webby’s reach once the “show and tell” was over. I returned home to find my dear bookworm totally EVISCERATED…

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