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Wendy Knits Lace and Knit-a-While WIN!

What a way to rejuvenate!

This appeared in the mail:

And this wonderful surprise treat was in it!!!

After being in a creative slump of sorts for a year following my friend, Jo Ann’s passing, this has been a fantastic jolt back into my creative world!

Ida, at Knit-a-While, ran a wonderful Give-Away of Wendy Knits Lace. And guess who won!!!


The amazon link has some sneak peek pages and I clicked off  a few photos here for you to drool over for your perusal.

This book has beautiful, beautiful, beautiful lace scarfs, cowls, stoles, shawls, mitts, gloves, SOCKS, caps, and a beautiful lace cardigan,  cami, and sweater. Instructions are very detailed and charts are given for the lace pattern.

It’s a beautiful book, filled with beautiful things. 🙂

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!  to Ida at Knit-a-While for such a generous gift/give away! I’m so happy!

Please go to visit Ida at Knit-a-While, she has a fantastic blog of knitting hints, projects, books and patterns.

And give Wendy Knits Lace a go to! You’ll LOVE this book!

Your life needs fun. Go ahead, have some fun! –
alicia in Hawaii

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Updates: Nostepinnes, Darning Eggs and Knitting/Crochet accessories

Nostepinnes and Darning eggs…

Pecan "Spool Scepter" $25

Pecan DE "Shaving Brush" $23

I’ve linked here from my original “other blog”; the blog that I like to “remember” as part of our past in New Orleans, : www.islandgirla.blogspot.com

Since we have followers from there that have scooted over to here, I am updating our link to items we have created using our experience and loss in New Orleans with Hurricane Katrina.

When we moved, we were lucky enough to crate our wood specimens and bring them with us. We are still creating items from that stash…and have added many creations with items found here in our new-old home, Hawaii.

We had learned to spin and knit and turn wood while evacuated for a year with the Coast Guard during and after Hurricane Katrina. When we returned to the area, we found a way to selvage some of history and incorporate it into our new found love of wool and spinning. That entire story is on my ‘other blog’, at this link: http://hurricanekatrinaislandgirlablog.blogspot.com/ … 😉

And now, without further ado,


Here you will find our photo sets with items still available:

Newest Additions

Knitting Stitch Markers

There are nostepinnes for spinning, knitting, crochet…helpful with “yarn parking” (see my ‘other blog’ for info.) and there are knitting stitch markers. These are items that we created while being displaced and returned to a barren area of the New Orleans area. We still pick up these creations and supplies and regularly add to them. Each time we create something to add to this collection, we travel back through our experiences that changed our lives profoundly.

If you are interested in any items shown, email me at




or leave a comment here with your email address and I will answer your inquiry.



alicia in Hawaii

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Other Realm Blogs

Just thought I’d point out that I added a link section to my ‘other realm’ blogs. (see the right hand side of this blog column)

I started blogging on Blogger. I’ve written about our Hurricane Katrina displacement and disaster and how it catapulted us into the world of wool and spinning. From there I taught myself to knit…and the thread arts blossomed into crochet, miniature crochet, knitting, miniature knitting, pattern designing, woodworking for accessories…and on and on and on…(I created tags here to give hints as to what is on the other blogs as well)

I’m focusing mostly on embroidery here, but I felt that I had to link the old realm with the new to complete the journey into the present. 😉

Feel free to explore.

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