Monday, August 27, 2012

This just in...



Sockupied eMag Fall 2012 issue is now available!



Happy sock knitting :)
Margaret (enjoing the sun after a weekend of heavy thunderstorms)






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Monday, August 20, 2012

New Colors are Invigorating!

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Revamp your stash, reevaluate your style and color, and move forward into Fall 2012 Knitting. It's also the perfect time to donate, share and swap your knitting yarn and supplies that you no longer need.


August is the ideal time to puruse your favorite yarn stores online or in person and take in the new colors and fibers for Fall 2012.  Feel the inspiration of new patterns and trends that you see. There are sales, sales, sales on all sorts of items, so do check your supplies for anything you may need. Visit your local yarn store and enjoy the uplifting feeling and a realization that Fall Knitting 2012 is just around the corner.

My first stop for a color check for any season, really, is Pantone.
I often listen to  podcasts, like KnitPicks  Podcast : PodcastEpisode 194: New Fall Yarns 2012.Many of your favorite online yarn and craft stores have podcasts and videos to help you now.  They're always super excited to share what's new for the Fall Knitting Season. They enthusiasm is catchy though, I have to warn you.



Enjoy the uplifting feeling and a realization that Fall Knitting is just around the corner. 
Margaret (more uplifted feelings,less Monday madness)  
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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

a little gratitude goes a long way...

Early Morning Gratitude Shawl
The early morning is a time I enjoy knitting my gratitude with simple stitches (like a garter stitch, for example)for all that is wonderful and all that will be wonderful in the world.  This morning was one of those gratitude experiences. I usually knit outside, but inside can work just as well.

If you'd like to try it,choose a stich that is easy for you,a place you feel safe and a time that's quiet.  Take a few deep breaths and release your worries in prayer, meditation, or simple awareness, whatever feels comfortable to you.  Now, think of any and all things that you are grateful for in your life and think of them as you knit your stitches.  Be aware of how your knitting tension and rhythm changes as you release the worry and bring in the gratitude. A few minutes of gratitude will help you throughout your day.  Think of your knitting gratitude moments whenever you feel tired, stressed or upset during your day. You might also choose to bring your knitting with you and squeeze in a little gratitude knitting at lunch, or on breaks. Try it throughout your day in different situations once you feel comfortable with the process.  You can choose not to make an actual pattern or project. Use your yarn and needles in the way that feels best to you and will keep in you in the habit of being grateful. 

Yay you,if you're already enjoying your gratitude knitting! Keep it up or give it a try. Either way, it's all good and mistake free.

Margaret(found yet another feather in an unusual place today)


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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Are you knitting with a happy heart?


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Are you knitting with a happy heart?


I'm getting ready for fall knitting with this beautiful yarn and a new shawl pattern fresh in my mind...more to come...the heart shape is just for you, so thanks for stopping by to read.

Lately, I've been focusing on bringing more joy and love into my life.  Knitting has always been one of the creative ways I ground myself and reconnect with my heart's desires and overall happiness.  Each stitch seems to liberate me from any fear,loss or anxiety that I may be holding in my heart and that could be holding me back in some way.  Think of your knitting as a safe way to work through a problem, send a loved one happy thoughts or a time to relax and share with knitting friends.

Open your heart and allow some knitting joy into your life this week. (just a gentle nudge from me to you)

Margaret (works for crochet and other crafty good times, too :))



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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Bean(ie) Town in RobinEgg(ish)



Sheepish Cap in RobinEggish, originally uploaded by margknittinaround on Flckr
Yay! I just finished the Bean(ie) Town project for the Vickie Howell Stitch Rock Knit Along.

Have a wonderful Thursday!

Margaret

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