Why Santa dropped by my place today

November 30, 2010 at 2:32 am | Posted in art, biscuit recipes, Christmas, country life, country living, family, food, hand knit dishcloths, knitted washrags, knitting, Life, love, recipes, yarn | Leave a comment
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I have been working on creating a new deluxe limited edition version of my Biscuit Blanket Kit.

Some time ago I came across these gorgeous Espresso colored gift boxes that are 6″ x 6″ x 4″ and I knew that all of the goodies I put into a Biscuit Blanket kit would fit perfectly inside of one. I also knew that the yarn, the note card and the recipe cards would look scrumptious inside a box that color.

So, I ordered 100 of the gift boxes and have put together 50 of the kits in five different color combinations.

They are all available in my Etsy store and on my website.

The kit includes a download of the original Biscuit Blanket pattern. However, if you already have that pattern you can buy the kit and then email me with a different pattern you would like a download for, and I will substitute for you.

While packaging them up I discovered that a knitted Biscuit Blanket folded in quarters fits perfectly inside the gift box, which makes it even more perfect as a choice.

The other thing is that at 4″ tall, the box will accomodate one (or more) 8-oz jars of homemade preserves or jelly perfectly … another wonderful bonus.

When I put together the first sample kit and saw the rich combination of colors I just knew I had hit on something would delight my readers.

This Deluxe, Limited Edition kit comes with:

  • Online download for the original Biscuit Blanket knitting pattern
  • Two balls of my private label 100% super soft cotton yarn
  • One hand-wound mini-ball of cotton yarn in an accent color
  • One beautiful “Espresso” colored gift box perfectly sized for a completed Biscuit Blanket
  • Two pieces of tissue paper in Vanilla Cream for gift wrapping
  • One piece of coordinating ribbon or tulle (varies) for tying the gift box
  • One notecard featuring a print of one of my (J. L. Fleckenstein) original oil paintings (notecards vary)
  • Two beautiful recipe cards featuring my Biscuit Recipe that I won a Blue Ribbon for (one for you, one for your gift recipient; the recipe is set against a background featuring a beautiful color photograph from my blog

This is a perfect last-minute gift for a knitter on your shopping list also!

Supplies are limited, color choices are limited, and will be shipped on a first come, first served basis until sold out.

Best wishes to all,

Bumpy Pitch — BPFC Laurel Crest

November 24, 2010 at 9:41 pm | Posted in knitting | Leave a comment

via Bumpy Pitch — BPFC Laurel Crest.

Bumpy Pitch apparel is inspired by the history and global influence of soccer as well as our roots and experiences growing up in Los Angeles. The combination inspires a clothing line that pays respect to the sport, while presenting soccer as more than a sport, but as a lifestyle. via Bumpy Pitch — BPFC Laurel Crest. Read more –>

NY Knucks: Knuckle Gloves for a Guy

November 23, 2010 at 2:43 pm | Posted in Christmas, faith, family, fingerless gloves, gifts, knitting, Life, love, Thanksgiving, travel, yarn | 3 Comments
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I would love to spend a little time with you, my reader, on my blog today. It is a stormy day in upstate New York, and we are expecting snow a bit later in the week. The turkey is waiting to be thawed, the groceries and fresh produce from our favorite farm market are purchased and waiting for Thursday’s big day of cooking and gratitude.

Tomorrow morning I will try to sit down with a cuppa and do a bit of writing for you, but I cannot promise that will happen; it might be Friday morning before I can do that.

However, for today I can let my knitting readers in on a new pattern release. The gloves you see in this photo are knuckle gloves I designed and knit for my son. This past week he was in Toronto with his partners from Bumpy Pitch for the MLS (Major League Soccer) Cup. I made him a new, warm and cushy scarf and hat (pattern to be release late next week) as well as these knucks to help keep him warm while he was there.

They are easy and fun to knit with about 160 yards of any sock yarn, and you can knit them up in a weekend so if you still need an idea for a Christmas gift for a guy on your list keep this pattern in mind. The pattern is available for download in my Etsy store, on my website, and in my Ravelry pattern store.

For now, I have to run … hope you enjoy your day.

And if I don’t get back to the blog before Thanksgiving, have a beautiful and delicious day filled with love and all those things you have to be grateful for.

Warm wishes,

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