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February 17, 2021
Wednesday Words from Needle and Foot

I fear I have become a lazy blogger. No fair to just read all of your posts and then never write one. Becomes a bit of a one-sided conversation. Here is a quick update for you.

Julia and I were called to jury duty on the same case – a faux pax on the part of the jury selection system I suppose. Anyway, we both went and answered their questions as well as filling out a huge questionnaire. Fortunately neither of us were selected. It was an ugly case involving domestic violence, rape and more. I know this stuff happens and ...

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February 12, 2021
Cranky Socks from Becca's Crazy Projects

 
I knit up another pair using this fun colorway (I think it is called Circus) with contrasting cuff, heels, and toes. Both yarns are from Knit Picks

The contrast parts really make these socks great to me. 

Don't forget to follow me on Instagram (@beccascrazyprojects) and my Etsy shop Becca's Crazy Projects to get updates on what I'm doing and when listings go live. 

Want more information about circular sock knitting machines, tools, and attachments? I recommend you head over to CSM Love. They have collected so many resources in one easy-to-use site. I used the site ...

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February 5, 2021
Cranky Socks from Becca's Crazy Projects

I was so ambitious early in the month. I made a new pair of socks on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd of January. Then, playtime was over and I went back to work. Last weekend I sat down and cranked out a couple more pairs. 
Machine knit socks really are a great way to feel like I've accomplished something. I can sit down for about an hour and have an almost completely finished pair of socks. 
I purchased this yarn on a cone from Erbacher Gearhart when I ordered another cylinder for my machine. 
When I saw these Knit ...

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February 4, 2021
Finishing a Project, Pat Pauly & a Note to my Mom from Where Art & Life Meet

I’ve been busy. My Zoom class: Making Waves ~ A Drawstring Bag, which was an eight week “stitch along” is concluding today. We had SO much fun! I cannot show the finished bag in this post, but I will in next week’s post when I will also launch it in my Etsy Shop. Very exciting.… Continue reading Finishing a Project, Pat Pauly & a Note to my Mom

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January 29, 2021
Finishing Up a Nice Week from Needle and Foot

Even though nothing extra special happened, this was a lovely week. I got to have a nice visit with my parents. We knew snow was coming so we got together before their driveway became difficult. (They live about fifteen miles from here but they are at a higher elevation. When they get some snow, it is usually a lot.)

My yard earlier this week.

We did get some snow but just a dusting and it only lasted a day. I do love when we get a little snow. When I woke up that morning and saw it was snowing, I ...

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January 15, 2021
Stash Hash Christmas Quilt - Finished! from A Little Bit Biased

 Oh my gosh, you guys!  I totally dropped the ball on posting my finished
Stash Hash Christmas quilt from the Stash Hash Quilt-Along!
I finished it in October and just never got around to taking pictures of it!
I really wanted to take pictures of it outside in the snow but we have had hardly 
any snow this year so it just never happened!  And I get tired of having the same 
backdrops for my photos from inside my house so I was just putting it off...

Until today!
I finally snapped some pictures of it on my son's ...

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January 8, 2021
Cranky Socks from Becca's Crazy Projects

 

I was very productive the first three days of January. On the first I made this pair of socks. 
On the second I made this pair.
On the third I made this pair. Then, the next day was Monday and I went back to work and didn't make any socks on Monday-Friday. Maybe I'll make a couple more this weekend. We shall see. 

Don't forget to follow me on Instagram (@beccascrazyprojects) and my Etsy shop Becca's Crazy Projects to get updates on what I'm doing and when listings go live. 

Want more information about circular ...

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December 31, 2020
2020: A Year in Photographs from Where Art & Life Meet

Happy New Year!

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December 25, 2020
Cranky Socks from Becca's Crazy Projects

 Happy, merry, joyous holiday!

I wanted to try a mock ribbed sock. I think it turned out nicely for my first try. Granted, I've made dozens of socks so this was really just learning about the process of skipping needles. I'm really enjoying this cone yarn from CSM Supplies. Totally check them out the next time you want to buy 500 grams of superwash yarn. 
I'm still working on socks to give away, too. I should give my ribber another chance. Maybe I'll be better at it than the last time. 

Don't forget to follow ...

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December 18, 2020
Cranky Socks from Becca's Crazy Projects

I've been cranking out socks for my darling husband. Slowly I'm building up a collection of socks for him.
I'm trying to use as many different yarns as possible so he can easily pair them. 
Even though I generally think matching socks are overrated. Are you still crafting for the winter holidays? I certainly am. 

Don't forget to follow me on Instagram (@beccascrazyprojects) and my Etsy shop Becca's Crazy Projects to get updates on what I'm doing and when listings go live. 

Want more information about circular sock knitting machines, tools, and attachments? I ...

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December 11, 2020
Cranky Socks from Becca's Crazy Projects

I've been making more socks! I know, this surprises no one. 
I knit up and then finished two pair. One for my darling husband and the other pair on commission. 
These came out great!
I did some black Friday shopping on Knit Picks and my yarn showed up this week. Here is my collection. I'm going to have to go on a yarn diet next year!
Came across this on my afternoon walk yesterday. I'm not sure if this is a statement about 2020 or just a normal thing. It could go either way at this point ...

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December 4, 2020
Cranky Socks from Becca's Crazy Projects

I ordered several cones of sock yarn from CSM Supplies a few weeks back. It took forever to get here. It shipped the day after I ordered it. Thank you, Jamie! But then that box spent way more than the 3-5 days with the postal service trying to get from Missouri to Maryland. 
This one was so could make my Darling Husband some wool socks. Because everyone needs more socks. 
The first one worked up great. A test wash of the first pair and I will be cranking out his holiday socks in no time. He isn't the only ...

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November 27, 2020
Cranky Socks from Becca's Crazy Projects

I've been cranking up socks for the holidays. This is one of the sock trains I made last week. Four socks knit one-right-after-the-other. 
Two pair ready for finishing. 
I love these little stacks of socks. 
Monday I knit a single after work. 
Thursday it found its partner. 

I won't be adding more socks to my Etsy shop until 2021. I still have a few pairs ready to ship so order soon to get them by the holidays. Don't forget to follow me on Instagram (@beccascrazyprojects) and my Etsy shop Becca's Crazy Projects to get updates on ...

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November 4, 2020
Retail Therapy Anyone? from Needle and Foot

Just popping in this morning to share with you a bit. This has been a crazy election season and most of us have been holding our breath for days now. Not unexpectedly it looks like we will be holding our breath for a few more days. Regardless of our political leanings, disappointments or satisfaction, we live in an amazing country where we have the opportunity to vote and make our opinions known. Not all of the world enjoys these liberties. (And try not to hold your breath and grit your teeth – it isn’t healthy – relax your shoulders, inhale deeply ...

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October 29, 2020
The Pandemic & Life from Where Art & Life Meet

As our internet is FINALLY up and running and my email is now, miraculously and somewhat bizarrely suddenly working again, I decided yesterday afternoon to do an impromptu live stream. It was very last minute, and touch and go, as the internet began misbehaving the minute I tried to live stream, but in the end… Continue reading The Pandemic & Life

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Holiday Project, A Partridge in a Pear Tree from Needle and Foot

Just popping in with a quick update. I have something new in the shop and I am really loving it. Recently I opened an account and started carrying Northcott Fabrics. In case you were not aware, they make tons of fun panels. I don’t use a whole lot of panels but my customers have shown me the light. Some of them are really cute and make for a fun, quick finish.

Thinking of holiday gifts, I thought this would be a great one to have in the shop. With the panel, a bit of lining and some Insul Bright ...

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October 26, 2020
to do: use a new trimmer from Making A Lather

I have an abundance of shirts whole, and in parts. I found a great idea for a block using shirt fabric, and, started cutting. The block uses a 4 1/2 inch center and 10 -2 1/2 inch hsts so I cut and cut and cut...and sewed and sewed and sewed.....

I used my slotted trimmers for the hsts.




and, then, I had 4 blocks. I really like the look of them, and hope to continue.



oops I am angled challenged

It doesn't use as much from a shirt as I expected, so I have 2 sets ...

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October 21, 2020
Working with Cooking Up Quilts! from Needle and Foot

Hello everyone! Just popping in this morning to share a project that Beth Sellers and I ‘cooked up’. As you know, I love to support many of the talented quilt designers in our community by selling their patterns in the shop. My preference is to purchase directly from them whenever I can, as opposed to through a distributor. It helps the designer a tiny bit financially and allows me to get to know the person too. A total win-win.

Recently I placed an order with Cooking Up Quilts to restock some patterns that had sold out in the shop. Her ...

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October 16, 2020
Etsy Shop Update from Becca's Crazy Projects

I did a big shop update a couple weeks ago and plenty of great things are still available. Socks and knitting project backs for that hand-knitter in your circle. 
This one is one of my favorites. 
These are lightweight, soft bags that close with a zipper. Wrist strap for easy carrying. 
There are also some great quilted bags. 
These have a little more substance and so great.  
I have three or four of these that are always drifting around with a new project inside. 
They aren't really bigger on the inside but I can dream.

Check out socks in ...

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October 6, 2020
A New Design, A Stroll & Mischief from Where Art & Life Meet

Let’s kick things off with a new design, shall we?! What? Didn’t she just unveil a new design a couple of weeks ago, you might ask. Yes. Yes, I did. I’ve been very busy! This last one is a companion piece to the Glasses Case. It’s a scissor case! Which, if you’re like me, you… Continue reading A New Design, A Stroll & Mischief

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