Tunes for Tuesday

These tunes have recently become favorites of mine.   The first two from OneRepublic and Avicii are total get up and dance songs, and definitely get me going when I have to get orders done.  The last one from Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger (from Nickelback and also Avrii’s husband), is a love song that is just so beautiful that I had to include it.

Hope you enjoy them!  🙂



A Knitty Halloween

I love Halloween, the candy, cute kids dressed up in their costumes, but most of all I love the colors.  Here are some great knitting patterns for pumpkins, costumes, monsters, and all things related to that spooky and fun holiday.  Click on the photos for the websites to the patterns.

Hope you had a fun and crafty weekend!

How To Knit a Poem


The whole thing starts with a single knot
and needles. A word and pen. Tie a loop
in nothing. Look at it. Cast on, repeat

the procedure till you have a line
that you can work with.
It’s a pattern made of relation alone,

my patience, my rhythm, till empty bights
create a fabric that can be worn,
if you’re lucky and practised. It’s never too late

to pick up dropped stitches, each hole a clue
to something that might be bothering you,
though I link mine with ribbons and pretend

I meant them to happen. I make a net
of meaning that I carry round
portable, to work on sound

in trains and terrible waiting rooms.
It’s thought in action. It redeems
odd corners of disposable time,

making them fashion. It’s the kind of work
that keeps you together. The neck’s too tight,
but tell me honestly: How do I look?

Halloween Pumpkin Orange Cable Scarf

This is such a beautiful cable pattern for a scarf that I just had to share it here.

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I am making this scarf as a birthday present for a friend who loves orange.

It is a chunky eight-stitch cable pattern, repeated three times and divided by a simple rib. You can decide to repeat it more times: the pattern works on any multiple of 15+3 stitches.


Yarn:Rowan Big Wool, Orange no. 51

Needles: 10 mm needles + 1 10 mm cable needle


k: knit
p: purl
C8B: slip 4 stitches to cable needle, hold at the back of the work, k4, then k4 from cable needle
C8F: slip 4 stitches to cable needle, hold in front of work, k4, then k4 from cable needle

How to

Cast over 48 stitches.
[1] (p1, k1, p1, k12) three times, p1, k1, p1.
[2] (k1, p1, k1, p12) three times, k1, p1, k1.
[3] (p1, k1, p1, k4, C8B) three…

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