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the KWH iPad Show #19 💜 friendly fibre & neighbourly farewell

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Hello & Welcome
to my 19th episode of the
KWH iPad Show!

Today’s feature is fibre-friendly
fondness for neighbourly kindness :)

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knitting, needles & yarn from Sylvia

Hey… remember a few weeks ago, when our neighbour surprised me with a bagful of assorted yarn? Well, now look!

Another neighbour (an especially friendly clerk from our local Safeway store) has knit a red vest/slipper set and packed it in a canvas “Safeway” shopping bag with 3 pairs of 5 mm straight knitting needles, plus 3 big balls of gold/pink fuzzy-tufty fashion yarn! Such a sweet surprise :) The canvas bag will be a handy tote for knitting projects. But what would you suggest to knit with yarn like this? I’m not sure what to make from it…

Yarn is always fun :)

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snow cherub

But then, this past weekend was moving day for our dear “snow angel” neighbour Randy. Now their house is empty and I’m feeling a bit sad. Randy cared about his neighbours and was like a staple in the community :) We’re blessed to have known him and very thankful for his diligent effort to clear the snow from several neighbouring driveways, including ours. There were days when the snow just kept coming… and so did Randy—frequently ploughing our place 2-3 times in one day!!! The weather was harsh, but Randy’s heart was warm. He knew hubby was on crutches and I’d be the one shovelling. So he definitely helped make our winters more bearable! Shovelling is okay and can even be fun (fresh air, sniffling neighbourly interaction, frozen faces, etc.). But y’know it can really cut into my knitting time ;) So instead, it was my pleasure to knit special gifts of appreciation <3

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A quick search through my blog found 6 posts mentioning Randy… 6!!!
Click the following links to view those posts.

1st post ::: March 24, 2013
2nd post ::: November 6, 2013
3rd post ::: December 30, 2013
4th post ::: January 18, 2014
5th post ::: March 30, 2014
6th post ::: December 31, 2014

snowy sunsets ❤ #10

Now those days are gone… But lo and behold, look what I found! A snowful blast-from-the-past video of the last time Randy ploughed our driveway (dated March 2nd, 2015). How amazing for it to have survived all these months on my iPad! Who could have know that this glimpse of him in action would bid a fitting farewell… We’ll miss seeing them around the neighbourhood, but that’s life… God bless Randy and his wife in their new home <3

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Your friendly neighourhood fibre-lover… ♥ Jackie

the KWH iPad Show #18 💜 “Having a ball… Wish you were here!” by Franklin Habit

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Hello & Welcome
to my 18th episode of the
KWH iPad Show!

Today’s feature is a fun yarn
about yarn by Franklin Habit :)

image by Franklin Habit

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Yearning for a
yarnful getaway?

Then click this screenshot image
to visit Lion Brand Notebook’s
blog of fretfully fibrous fun with
funny-fibre-man Franklin Habit :)
In no time at all, he’ll have you
rolling in stitches ’til it itches!

 

Introducing… my Bramble❤tini Heart knitting pattern

–— 💜 Have you thought about buying a copy of my knitting pattern today? 💜

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Thank you for visiting my Knitting With Heart blog today!
I’d love it if you’d also stop by and “like” my Knitting With Heart facebook page.
Feel free to share links to my posts :) I look forward to hearing from you!

Fibrous laughter is the best medicine! ♥ Jackie

This week…All Important Nothings!

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Seinfeld FAQ

The popular tv show SEINFELD was a show about “nothing”… and I believe we’ve watched every single episode! Now today, I read this lovingly crafted post about life’s “all-important nothings” that fill and fulfill our lives… from fibre, food and flowers to friends and fun!

Add to that, a quote from Jane Austen: “…able to make a spectacle of herself where ever she goes.” and you’ve got yourself a reblog via Mrs. Walker’s Art and Illustrations ;) ♥ Jackie

Originally posted on Mrs. Walker's Art and Illustrations:

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How much fun that give away was! Although I was a bit sad for the ‘non-winners’, I really enjoyed the enthusiasm of the winners and the nice emails that followed. For the non-winners: Laurie has a fun give-away on her blog!

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The weather is hot, …even the eggs are sweating ;0) That is all I will whine say about it.

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It just means indoor fun with new knitting projects. I am still knitting away left over yarn. This Fair Isle project is perfect for that.

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I bought new yarn too. This glorious yarn is a mix of merino and yak. I had never seen that before. A little research learned me that Yaks provide excellent wool suitable for all kind of fabrics, used already for thousands of years by the people in the Himalayas. Louis Vuitton discovered the fine quality of it a couple of years ago and made it…

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