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I couldn’t believe it. There I was hanging out with the ladies at the yarn shop when she walked in.  Our jaws dropped. 

Shoes just for us!

They do come with a hefty price tag. Currently priced at $139.95. Ouch! They are from the The Walking Company

The lady at the yarn store says they are super comfortable.

I’m keeping my eye out for when it goes on sale. This design is new so I figure they’ll be pricey for a while. But at some point they’ll go on sale, and I’ll be ready to snatch them then. 

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Travel knit: Trip Tips

I have a long trip to California coming up (I live in Florida) and I need something to keep me happy.

For me, good airplane travel knits shouldn’t take up too much space. I don’t want to haul a large sweater or lots of yarn. A few balls of yarn is all I want to bring with me.  So after giving it a generous amount of thinking and pattern search I decided on a knit dishcloth/potholder.

Dishcloths and potholder are great travel knitting fun. By the end of my trip I’ll have something useful. Now I’m going to pick it up a notch and do some double knitting. Why? Well, since I’m knitting both sides, it will take me twice as long to finish.  Perfect for my long trip.

This is what will kept me happy.

Cute pattern from Elizabeth Evans, you can download from Raverly here.

If you’ve never tried double knitting, this would be a great project to use to learn the technique. Double Knitting Video. By the way, there are dozens of videos in Youtube on this technique.

Trip Tip:
  • 1.  Needles are allowed (USA): According to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) knitting needles are allowed. Their website reads…

“Knitting needles are permitted in your carry-on baggage or checked baggage.

Items needed to pursue a Needlepoint project are permitted in your carry-on baggage or checked baggage with the exception of circular thread cutters or any cutter with a blade contained inside which cannot go through the checkpoint and must go in your checked baggage.”

Here’s their link to check for any changes. TSA

If you’re traveling outside the US, security restrictions may differ.

  • 2.  My rule of thumb is to take a project that I could make with no more than 2 balls.
  • 3.  Washcloths, dishcloths, potholder, etc. are great travel knits that can be worked flat.
  • 4.  Scarves are a good choice too.
  • 5.  If you like working with double pointed needles (DPN’s) socks, mittens, fingerless gloves, etc. are great too.
  • 6. Take waste yarn: The TSA reserves the right to take anything they feel may be a security risk. We just never know for sure if they’ll take our needles. Take precaution and always have waist yarn to capture your stitches should you have to give up your needles.
  • 7.   Don’t take your expensive needles, just in case. Also, wood or plasitc is always less threatening than metal.
  • 8.  Nail clippers are acceptable. I always travel with them. They serve as little scissors for cutting yarn.
  • I stay away from projects that are too special. The thought of loosing my work is just not worth it. I leave my nice lace pieces or other delicate work at home.

I’m sure you have travel tips too. I’d love to hear them.  Post your tips in our Endless Knits Facebook knitting group.

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Displaying your nail polish bottles at home

I do my own nails and rarely go to a salon. I kept my nail polish bottles in a cozy basket in a drawer and only took it out when I was going to do my nails. But honestly, that was a hassle.Nail polish basket


To see the colors I would have to take each bottle out of the basket… not very exciting and obviously not very inspirational.


So I figured, why not display the bottles so that I could see all the lovely colors. After all, it does make for a beautiful display. Since I couldn’t find an actual display for nail polish bottles other than those made for commercial use, I decided to use a spice rack.

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I just love it!

It’s so functional, I ask myself, why I didn’t think of this before.

Now I see the lovely colors and actually look forward to doing my nails.

By the way…I got my spice rack at They had a good price and shipping was free since I had it shipped to my local Logo dragon fly only

Super Hero? Hum?

Did very little knitting this weekend in working on my new pattern. Here I am at the Toastmaster’s  “Super Hero” Convention. My husband is very involved in Toastmasters, a public speaking club. They were having their speech competition this weekend. I’m sure you can tell that they’re a fun and enthusiastic group of people. Every convention, they select a theme and everyone shows up in costumes. Silly but fun. It’s only for one night of craziness though. The following night they get serious, a Gala affair loaded with great speakers competing for area finalist.
BTW, Hubby is Zorro, but don’t try to guess which super hero I am. Either I’m a super hero with an identity crisis,(don’t know who I am) or I’m still incognito not willing to disclose my identity to the world yet.  I like to think that I’m the latter.
Definitely super at something. Ha, ha, ha.

Ok, enough fighting villains now back to tackling my next pattern.