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CD Chains

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CD Chains

All you need is a large number of dead CDs and a supply of 8" cable ties. DVDs are pretty, too. Put two CDs together shiny side out, loop a large cable tie through the hole, and then through the cable tie that runs through another pair of CDs (make one pair stand-alone first). "White" cable ties will eventually disintegrate in the sun, but so will CDs at some point. Black cable ties (UV-resistant) will last longer than the CDs, for sure.You can also connect two pairs together with a longer cable tie--perhaps 11", but maybe 15". Test. These cable...

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Sari Silk Crescent Shawl

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Sari Silk Crescent Shawl

I needed to be knitting something easy on a road trip to Spartanburg, SC, and I needed a Christmas gift for my sister, and I had a bag of sari silk yarn waiting to become something, and bingo! Search on Ravelry, find UrbanGypz Designs Sari Silk Crescent Shawl (may need to be a Ravelry member), and I'm set. Top view, showing flouncing. This is the same yarn that was used in the Sari Weave fabric. The pattern is a standard Pi Shawl base, which calls for three increase rows of (YO, K1). In order to make them not stand out...

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Dog Beds at Caring 4 Canines in Durham!

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Dog Beds at Caring 4 Canines in Durham!

Mari Vogel has opened Caring 4 Canines at the Pet Spa on Chapel Hill Road in Durham, NC, where she offers dog massage.  Mari and a future client. Somebody's been sleeping in my dog bed! She has two of the beds in her clinic.  The dogs who visited during the Grand Opening certainly liked them! SaveSave

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LoveIsLove Pi Shawl, Complete

#LIL Designing LoveisLove WIP

LoveIsLove Pi Shawl, Complete

Done; off the needles, ends stitched in, washed and somewhat blocked.  That's a full-size bed.  Still need to get a formal shot against a white background so the lace details show up; ideally, with the shawl and the camera aligned.  Ran out of the navy glitter yarn halfway through the last round. Tested several lace edgings and in the end, decided a simple cast-off was the better option. Fun.  Engaging.  Now onto something new.

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#LIL Off the Needles

#LIL LoveisLove WIP

#LIL Off the Needles

Done!  (Mostly--still have to sew in loose ends and block.) Used a stretchy cast off to end the last row of feather and fan.  Now to stitch in the ends, wash, and block. May use the spare room bed to pin it out.

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