To Move Beyond My Comfort Zone — Slipped Stitches’s Weblog

This is absolutely breathtaking! I’m hoping to one day knit a shawl like this!

I say this, not to antagonize the knitting-gods-that-be, but my current lace shawl project is not as masochistic as it could be and I am instead constantly thinking about undertaking a real Shetland Shawl project. Hence the next debacle project on my needles will be the Cameron Shawl by Susan Miller created on US 3 […]

via To Move Beyond My Comfort Zone — Slipped Stitches’s Weblog

It’s Been Awhile!


Hi everyone!  Sorry for my very long absence here, I guess life got in the way!  Anyway, I’m glad to be back and hopefully will be posting more often!   Right now, there are reductions on all items in my shop!  Stop over and take a look, there aren’t many items listed at the moment, but with school approaching, I’m sure you’ll be able to find something for a returning student, or purchase something nice for yourself!

Click here to visit my new and improved shop; there have been some changes to the Zibbet website since I’ve been here last:

I’ll be adding more items soon just in time for the cooler weather also 😀

Have a great week!






A Pattern A Day Crochet!

I’m always looking for patterns for gloves/mitts and these are really nice!

My Northern Cottage View

Hi Fellow Crochet Fans!  🙂 This week I am making it my goal to post a crochet pattern a day!  Woohooo!  To start us off I am posting this lovely one.  I haven’t tried the pattern myself, but it caught my eye this past week so now it is in my file {which I recently organized I might add.  No way!  Way!}.  If you make it, please let me know how it turned out and/or what you thought of the pattern.  Happy Monday! ~ Blessings from Alaska, Jackie

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I Can’t Get Enough of Granny Squares

Sharing some beautiful granny square patterns I found while surfing the web. Click on the photos for the patterns!


Granny Flower Square – Crochet Flower Granny Squares
All of these squares have been linked to their original websites for the patterns


Granny Flower Square Tutorial – This Afghan is Gorgeous!

Granny Square Button Cushion granny square button cushion 400x266 15 Fun Project Ideas for Crocheters who Love Buttons

Granny Square Button Cushion

Friday Reflections

These quotes really mean a lot to me.  Do we really make the most of the time we have?  Do we spend it with the people that mean the most to us and do we take the time to enjoy them instead of material things that can be thrown away?  The most important “things” in life cannot be bought.


I’ll Take a Minimal Christmas To Go Please

The holidays are a stressful time for everyone and I’m making my list as short and sweet as possible. Granted, I don’t expect to get everything on the list, but hey, there’s no harm in asking! So here it is in no particular order (okay I’m lying):

1. A Michaels gift card: Any amount is fine as long as it’s enough to get a few balls of yarn (and I won’t forget my 40% off coupon either!)

2. Tickets to the next Pete Yorn concert in the NYC/CT area: I’ve ONLY seen him twice!

3. A round-trip train ticket to New York City and an admission ticket to The Museum of Modern Art: At least I’m not asking for a plane ticket to London or Paris

4. A Burt’s Bees Gift Pack: Their products are all natural, not tested on animals, and the mild scent in their lotion doesn’t give me, or anyone around me, a splitting headache

5. Fruit and veggie platters: I like to snack when I’m stitching and I’d rather worry about my product line than my waistline.

Don’t forget to fill up my stocking with AA alkaline (not lithium) batteries for my tempermental digital camera.

That’s it! To be honest, if I end up with just getting the batteries I’ll be happy..

Have a pared-down Christmas list you’d like to share? Post it in the comments section here and it may give others an idea for a gift!