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What's On The Needles - Week of 3/19/16

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Happy almost Spring!  We've been busy the last week or so selling our knitting bags to local yarn shops (Yay wholesale empire!!) so it may look like not much progress has been made since our last What's on The Needles.  However, a little has been done on each project except the quilt.  The quilt is in the same state it was last time, unstarted :( In the short time since we last showed you our projects, we have both become obsessed with knitting podcasts so...we each have a new project to show this week! So without further ado, here is...

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Our New Obsession

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We, here at The Toad, have a new obsession - Knitting Podcasts!  We discovered our first through our yarn obsession on Instagram.  Now, we just want to set up a tv on the wall at the shop and have knitting podcasts running 24/7.  Does anyone have a spare flat screen? :) The first three podcasts we are currently immersed in are: Yarngasm - a weekly video podcast about knitting, spinning, and hand-dyeing in Brooklyn Grocery Girls - hosted by Jodi & Tracie, a couple of knitting obsessed sisters (hmm, notice any similarities here?) that love to talk about all things YARN! Inside Number...

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What's On The Needles - Week of 3/8/16

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Idle hands are the devil's playground, right?  Well, if that's the case we have nothing to worry about here.  We each have so many projects going that we have to make sure each one gets equal time so nothing gets left in the UFO pile.  So...what's on the needles this week, you ask? HELEN Temperature Blanket - I've been very good about keeping up to date on this one.  However, right now I'm a day or two behind because (YEA!) I need to get yellow yarn for this warm weather we are having.  Time, and money, have been tight this...

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Movie Lists

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Do you have a movie that will stop you dead in your tracks? One that, when you see it on TV, you forget what you are doing and watch til the end? In honor of the Oscars, coming up on Sunday, we've put together a list of our favorite films that we can watch over and over again. But just listing the titles would be too easy so we thought we'd give you quotes and see if you can guess what they are. Leave your answers in the comments :) And be sure to leave us your favorite movies!  ...

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Quilting 102

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We had our second quilting class this past Sunday. Once again, master quilter Nancy Carew led us through the steps. This time, she showed us how to overlay fabric on a square to make curved lines without having to actually cut curved lines. It was fascinating!  First, we chose squares to make either a 4 block or a 9 block. It is not easy getting just the right combination of colors together! Then, we took contrasting color squares, folded them in half into triangles, and laid them out on top of some of our squares. The next step was to sew everything together, making...

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