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Indie Design Gift-A-Long 2017

It’s that time of year again!  The Indie Design Gift-a-long starts on Tuesday!   I love this event!  Not just because I’m participating as a designer again, but also because of all the great designers and patterns *I* get to discover each year!  There are KAL/CALs for all  ...

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NaNoWriMo 2017

In keeping with my pantser status (I’ll explain later), I’m writing today about something completely different.  Most of you probably looked at the title of this post and thought “Huh?”  I’m hoping there might be a few out there that recognize this acronym.  ...

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Freezer Paper Stencil Shirts

Just a few short days ago it was 70°F (21°C) here in Wisconsin, but that changed quickly! Now it’s cold, windy and often rainy. We’re lucky if it breaks above freezing temps.  Definitely gloomy as well – not much sunshine the last several days. My favorite way of dealing with  ...

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The disappearing act

I know. It’s been ages since anything new has appeared on A Simple Homestead. Right about the time I finished the camping series and released a new pattern. How nice of me to entice people to start following this site … and then disappear. Why? Well, the short version would be to  ...

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Knitting obsession

  My mother recently sent me a link to this article: 20 Signs You’re Truly, Unequivocally OBSESSED with Knitting. Just how would you rate yourself on these? You’re thinking about devoting an entire room to yarn storage. Sigh. I almost had this at one point. Now I’m  ...

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Pattern release – Bass Mountain Hat

Last week I learned that one of my favorite designers, Elena Nodel (aka Anadiomena’s Designs) passed away in mid-June. She had been battling cancer but apparently it overcame her much quicker than anticipated. A group of designers on Ravelry that have put together an eBook of patterns and  ...

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