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Project No. 11: Sock Class—Part 3


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Last week I attended my first Sock Class at close knit (2140 NE Alberta St., 503-288-4568, closeknitportland.com) in the hopes of becoming proficient enough of the Art of Sock to craft a bunch of 'em ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 21, 2007 Layne Stratton

Project No. 11: Sock Class—Part 2


Fashion
Last week I registered and bought supplies for a three-part Sock Class at close knit (2140 NE Alberta St., 503-288-4568, closeknitportland.com), Phase One of Operation: Socks 4 All 4 Christmas. I didn ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 14, 2007 Layne Stratton

Project No. 11—Sock Class


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I'm starting to think about Christmastime and what kind of hand-made gifts I can bestow (force) upon my family-members. In 1998 everyone received exotic hardwood picture frames. The year 2001 brought ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 7, 2007 Layne Stratton

Project No. 10—Part 5: Red's Urn


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Last week I gussied-up Red's Collage and attached it to a copper container—the ulitmate resting place for my dearly departed dog's ashes. I didn't know how to incorporate her tag, until, on a la ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 31, 2007 Layne Stratton

Project No. 10—Part 4: Red's Urn


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Last week I made a collage band for the outside of a copper can I am transforming into an urn for my departed dog Red's ashes. This week I'm tricking it out with thread, buttons, and whatever other wh ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 24, 2007 Layne Stratton

Project No. 10: Part 3—Red's Urn


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Last week's Photoshopping marathon left me with a pile of pictures to use on my gone but not forgotten dog Red's new copper memorial urn: Red at Salmon Creek Beach; Red harvesting tomatoes in Santa Ro ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 17, 2007 Layne Stratton

Project No. 10: Part 2—Red's Urn


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After finding a copper vessel for my dearly departed dog Red's ashes last week, I ventured out to Collage (1639 NE Alberta St., 249-2190, collageonalberta.com) for supplies. This tiny store is pure cr ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 10, 2007 Layne Stratton

Project No. 10—Red's Urn


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Just out of high school in 1990 I found an advertisement for a litter of Australian Shepherd mutts in the Pennysaver classifieds and shelled out $5 to take one home. I'm pretty sure the five bucks ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 3, 2007 Layne Stratton

Project No. 9: Knit Cap... I mean, Scarf—Part 3


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With my new knit cap finished but about three inches short, it was time to improvise. I picked up my trusty friend Stitch-N-Bitch, The Knitter’s Handbook, by Debbie Stoller, calmly looking for i ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 26, 2007 Layne Stratton

Project No. 9: Knit Cap—Part 2


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With last week's impulse yarn-buy inspiring a new knit cap, the next step was to select needles. The yarn label recommended #11— the bigger the number, the fatter the needle. I had straight #11 ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 19, 2007 Layne Stratton
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