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#52 💜 I Love Yarn Day 2016

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So much yarn... So little time

Sorry, I can't make it into work today. My yarn just fell into my lap and well, that's that.

giant yarn stash


Hello & Welcome
to my 52nd episode of
the KWH iPad Show!
Today’s feature is yarn… 

because I love yarn
and 
today is
I LOVE YARN DAY! 🙂   

I love yarn ❤ for all its
soft, colourful, versatile,
warm ‘n fuzzy qualities! 

I love
knitting with yarn…

I love
blogging about yarn…

I love

crafting with yarn…
I love
thinking about yarn…
I love
talking about yarn..
I love
spinning yarn
I love
buying yarn…
I love
touching yarn…
I love
stashing yarn…
I love
stash-busting yarn…
I love
sharing yarn…

I love
facebooking about yarn

I love
getting together with
others who love yarn…
and I always love
celebrating I LOVE YARN day!

Why do YOU love yarn?  

 

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!

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Yup… gotta ❤ I Love Yarn Day! 🙂 ♥ Jackie


#37 💜 snuggle-up to a warm ‘n fuzzy goat story

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Screenshot Image: A Farm in Virginia is Recruiting Volunteers to Snuggle With its Baby Goats

Screenshot Image: Volunteers Needed to Cuddle Goats at Caromont Farm

Hello & Welcome to my 37th episode of
the KWH iPad Show! Today is a “cheesy”
warm ‘n fuzzy goat story 🙂

Once upon a time… 

there was a farm of 120 goats in central Virginia, USA… called Caromont Farm. The farm was a happy place where all the goats produced lots of milk and the farmer kept very busy making goat cheese. All the people who ate the cheese were happy too, because it was so tasty 🙂

But what’s cheese without a little kidding around? This farm really likes to kid around… In fact, they’ve literally been kidding around so much that they’re now expecting approximately 90 bleating, bleary-eyed baby goats to be born next month!

Almost all kidding aside, the farm recruited volunteers online in preparation for the arrival of its newborns. Time slots to help care for and snuggle with the young herd were quickly filled! … hmmm … So ‘guess now they’ll just need tiny goat-size sweaters for ’em all?!? 😉

Yup… not a baaa-a-a-ad gig,
if you can get it! 

♥ ♥ ♥

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!

Seriously, kidding is fun! ♥ Jackie


the KWH iPad Show #3 💜 knitting with emoticon

Emoticons for Knitters image by Megan & Amy at www.PostStitchBox.com

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Hello & Welcome
to my 3rd episode of the
KWH iPad Show!

Today’s feature is emoticons…
real WordPress emoticons & virtual knitting emoticons

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Emoticons for Knitters image by Megan & Amy at www.PostStitchBox.com

Emoticons for Knitters by Megan & Amy
screenshot image via Post Stitch Box blog.

WordPress.com Gets New Standard and Secret Emoticons — image via WP Tavern

WordPress’s New Standard and Secret Emoticons
screenshot image via WP Tavern blog.

Well… it’s been a month since my iMac died. My normally overflowing inbox is now officially in shambles and I’m missing my old blog-visitation routine. Compared to the iMac, this particular iPad-generated post has taken about a billion times longer to complete. And the constant iPad screen finger-pointing/-swiping/-pinching has led to occasionally unfortunate and unintentional deletions :-/

Yep, blogging via anything less than a full-size computer/laptop is definitely the tedious way to go. But for now, this iPad is all I’ve got. And besides, this iMac-less predicament won’t last forever. So now’s my chance to meet the challenge!

A handful of “ah ha” iPad moments have certainly saved my sanity. But without you, I’d have surely lost heart by now!

Yup, the blogging life can be like a box of chocolates—with all sorts of emotions brewing behind the scenes. It’s no good to keep emotions bottled-up, though. Nor is blogging whilst under their influence recommended. But utilizing the growing selection of WordPress online emoticons looks like a fun form of digital expression! Now just imagine how fun it would be, if these virtual knitting emoticons—by Megan & Amy at PostStitch—were really REAL? I’d knitterally ♥ ❤ ♥ that! 😀

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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’m looking forward to hearing from you!

Have an emoticonal day! ♥ Jackie

Introducing… my Bramble❤tini Heart knitting pattern


STITCH TECH ♥ the B&T method of stitch security

Stitch Tech: how to B&T

Stitch Tech: how to B&T

Quick question… What do you call that drawstring-like technique so commonly used for fastening off without having to actually bind off stitches? Do you know the one I’m talking about? It’s that stitch-gathering thing we do for hats, gloves, toys, hearts and more…
But what is the name of it?

Hmmm…
Does it even have a name?!?

Stitch Tech—B&T

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Yes actually, it does. For some reason, though, this simple method of stitch security is rarely referred to by name. But why is that? And what’s in a name, anyway?!?

Well several years ago, I discovered Jean Greenhowe‘s whimsical knitting pattern world of clowns and dolls. That’s when I first read instructions for the B&T. Yup! And to this day, as far as I can tell, she is the only one who calls the B&T by name. Perhaps now you will join us? 😉

B&T stands for
“break & thread through”
and/or “bind & tighten”

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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!

Now then, let us break thread together 😉 ♥ Jackie

PS … Special thanks to a couple of inquiringly lovely readers (one via facebook / one via Ravelry) who messaged me about this technique 🙂 My apologies for taking so long to post this info, but thanks for nudging my blogful “Stitch Tech page” butt into gear! 🙂

 


Now on facebook ❤ . . . luv ‘n stitches for our tired old world!

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Yes, it’s true!
KNITTING WITH HEART has now
(finally) joined the facebook party… woohoo!!! 

We’ll have a fun time interacting together…
over @ my “Knitting With Heart” facebook page!
So come on over 🙂   I hope you will “LIKE” it too  ❤

The page is brand spanking new, so there’s not a lot posted yet. My purpose for the page is two-fold. First, knitting fun! Second, knitting fun without boring my non-knitting family members to tears! My new “Knitting With Heart” page will feature posts to my blog, as well as various links that I find interesting along the way. Links to my original knitting patterns (as they become available) will also be featured on this page.

And so, here we go…
dipping another toe into the vast sea of social media!
Looking forward to some yarn good fun!

fb soon! ❤ Jackie