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August 2012

Making Snazzy Pencils For Back-To-School

Erin Bassett - Faber-Castell - Pencils


With it being back-to-school time already I got to thinking about how much I love a good, standard, old-school  pencil! And I like them even more when they look cool, so I embellished mine!  I shared how I did it over on the Faber-Castell blog, so go check it out! They would be awesome to make with your kid's name on them!


Erin Bassett - Faber-Castell - Pencils 4


Erin Bassett - Faber-Castell - Pencils 5



Also, I wanted to give you a head's up that True Scrap 4 will be taking October 19 - 20 online.  Get on the mailing list now so you'll know when more info is available! 


 Sponsor: Faber-Castell


Yes, it's a heatwave and I'm knitting.

Erin Bassett - Knook Knitting
I know it's crazy, but as much as I hate to admit it...the holidays are coming up!  I really can't believe how quick this year has flown by!!

Now, any of you familiar with knitting and crocheting may look at these photos and think "um, I thought she said she was knitting, I see a crochet hook"...well, you'd be right, kind of. You see, I'm using a Knook.  

Knook Beginner Set

When I first saw the Knook I thought it seemed like a great idea, but I was wondering if it would actually work well and if I'd actually figure out how to use it.  

Now, since I do more crocheting then knitting I did have to turn a switch on in my brain so I could remember to knit with it instead of what the muscle memory in my hands wanted to do...crochet.  But the videos that are mentioned in the instruction booklet were very clear on how to do it and I picked it up really quickly.  Here's my first swatch doing a garter stitch...

Erin Bassett - Knook1


And here's the scarf I'm currently making along with the Knook in action. The red cord (it comes with three different colors) acts as one of your knitting needles, but is (obviously) flexible compared with traditional knitting needles so it is easy to work with.
Erin Bassett - Knook1


So, a couple of TV shows later this is what I's a good start.  Hopefully I don't get distracted and it will get finished by Christmas time!!  I'd love to make myself a hat next...or maybe a blanket.  
Erin Bassett - Knook1


Baby Beanies Made with the Knook (Physical)
Sponsor: Lesiure Arts