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Etsy Store!

The Knitterings and Things Etsy Store is now open for business! Currently I am selling handcrafted, hand patterned buttons to finish off your knitting, crochet, or sewing projects with something extra special. In the future I plan to add jewelry to the mix!

Visit the store at:


Sun Bathing Peeps

I have been letting the girls run around the room in the sunroom / aviary lately while we’re around to check on them, so this afternoon they were out for a couple of hours. When I just went up to check on them, I found them sitting on top of their cage, splayed out in a pile, soaking up the warmth from their heat lamp. Pretty cute!

Peep Pics Updated

It’s been quite a while since my last peep post… they were 1 day shy of one week in the last pictures I posted, but now they’re 1 day shy of 3 weeks old!  They’ve been doing a lot of growing in that time, so I’m posting the pictures I’ve taken between then and now.

Seed Stitch & Steeked CardiCoat

I wanted to knit a cardigan / coat to wear in these transitional weeks (months?) between winter and spring, but did not like any of the patterns I found.  I decided to pose for myself this challenge: write a pattern for a top-down raglan knit in one piece, in the round, with seed stitch borders/ trim, employ steeking to create division between front panels, and dye the sweater after knitting.  So far, so good!  I’ve completed the writing of pattern except for the instructions for the sleeves and steeking, which you can download by clicking the link below.  I’m calling it a CardiCoat because of its heavy weight and slightly longer length.

View My Pattern!

Post-Blizzard Chickenmonium

Friday and yesterday we received the biggest snowfall on record- we got between 23″ – 25″ with drifts in our yard alone of up to four feet deep.  After carving out paths in the back yard for the dogs and so we could access the front and back of the Eglu, we tried to let the girls out for some time in the sun today.  At first they weren’t at all interested, but after a while they cautiously sneaked out, and have spent the past several hours preening on the patio rug in the sun.  They even started investigating the snowbanks that line the paths they’ve been traveling this afternoon, which proved to be a great photo op.


Ilse eggs 1, 2, and 3 and Ruth eggs 10, 11, and 12.

Fried Egg

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