Friday, April 7, 2006

Automatic Spooling with a Great Source of Inspiration

Embellish-Knit! Machine At JoAnn's last big online sale I purchased an Embellish-Knit which is an automatic spool knitter (click onto the image to the right for product details).  It' not like the type pictured below (on the left) where you must use a crochet hook to lift the loops up & over the individual pegs, although the one pictured is fun to use.  No, this new toy, er tool, promises to be automatic. I'm thinking of playing around with my new tool later today since I'm still a bit "under the weather."  You know how it is, an idea pops in your head and you just have to try it out!  ((grins))  If the idea works, then I'll have even bigger grins!  (UPDATE:  If you want to order one from Joann's too, for FREE shipping on any order, use code THANKSEC46; I don't know if it the code has an expiration date.)

If you haven't already checked it out, Noreen Crone-Findlay has an awesome blog on the Lion Brand website called, Spool Speak: Spool Knitting Confessions and Confections, about ways you can use your spool knitters to enhance various projects.  She's just amazing!

Creative Crocheted Dolls: 50 Whimsical DesignsNoreen has several books out, one of which is called "Creative Crocheted Dolls."   I took a class with her at the 2004 CGOA Conference & got her to do a little voice entry here -- take a listen for yourself:
Click here(It was during that time that she was randomly drawing names and giving out the dolls featured in the book.  I was one lucky duck at the time & won the pretty angel featured on page 50!)  Noreen's Angel Doll from page 52She's a great source of inspiration!  Check her out!  (Update:  For those wanting to see Noreen's Angel Doll I scanned it this afternoon and am adding it to my journal entry here on the left.  To see it up close, click onto it.  It's such a beautiful angel! ... and what's cool about the image, the angel appears to be floating!  Doesn't it look that way to you??)

If you're interested in getting one of these gadgets too then you'll be happy to know that
JoAnn's is offering 40% off one online item ... use code APRE6402 -- the code is now good until 4/12!

8:07 PM UPDATE:  I am loving my new Embellish-Knit!  The best thing I can say about it usingjust one word requires me to quote one of Noreen's favorite sayings, "Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!"   LOL

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