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Let's Crochet Along!

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Have you seen the announcement about the 

2017 Rowan Crochet Along?



click on the photo to go to a preview!
It's a design by Lisa Richardson.....the Felted Tweed Blanket!
I keep saying I'm a crochet newbie....but I'm feeling quite crochet confident these days.....
so yes, I'm going to Crochet Along!


Crochet was something I have come to late....but with the wonder of the internet and youtube videos....by jove, I think I've got it!

Rowan will be doing "official videos" to support this Crochet Along.

I'd like to share the crochet love with you......and with the kind permission of Rowan, I'll be making demonstration videos about my experience with each release of the Felted Tweed Blanket Crochet Along!

Please understand that these videos are NOT meant to be Learn to Crochet videos...I am going to show you the complete motif and highlighting anything I find interesting :)

Starting August 4 (the day AFTER the first pattern release) I'll be posting my youtube v…

LIFE LDC PRESENTS "North Sea"

There's a new LIFE LDC vlog up!

LIFE LDC PRESENTS will be my series of reviews of publications, yarns...new things that come my way!

For the first LIFE LDC Presents.....Marie Wallin's "North Sea" an amazing collection of 8 designs inspired by traditional guernsey and fair isle knits!

Go to my channel on youtube to view.....North Sea!

Happy Knitting!

x Anne


Coffee Table Update 1

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Coffee Table Update 1
This is the first of my "Coffee Table Update" vlogs!
Coffee Table Updates will report on old, current and new works in progress!
In this episode:
My Vintage Project! 
The Earth Strip Wrap - by Kaffe Fassett, in Rowan Magazine 42 and available as a FREE DOWNLOAD from the Rowan web site here....Earth Stripe Wrap!
My Epic Project!
Marie Wallin's Fairisle Club Blanket 1 - sorry, membership is closed.....but her new Fairisle Club 3 is open for sign up here.
My Current Project!
Marie Wallin's Lovage from her Windswept collection one collection! 
I'm converting it to knit in the round from the top down! There are many Lovage projects on Ravelry
Marie offers a print for you service to continue providing this pattern collection via her web site here.......Windswept. This pattern can also be purchased as a single pattern on Ravelry - Lovage.


Happy Knitting!
x Anne

New Adventure!

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A new adventure here at Life Lackadaisical!
LIFE LDC, my new vlog!
I hope you take a couple of minutes to watch my introduction on You Tube!




I'll still be here with additional details for each video posted.
This was a scary step....I hope to get more comfortable talking to you....like I talk to myself :)
xAnne with Lackie and Daisy at her feet!


And the winner is.....

Daisy did the draw for the Marie Wallin Winter Crochet CAL! 
#MWWinterCAL

You know when you really need to do something....things always go awry? 
Well, this morning was one of those mornings....
First...skunk! The dogs were surprisingly quiet....but Lackie was running around the house sniffing everywhere and there was a subtle, but totally recognizable, smell of skunk! We do have one in the neighbourhood, that occasionally visits our yard....drives the dogs crazy and we think MAY BE LIVING under our front porch!
Right now there is a skunk trap out there....day 2....we will see if the NIMBY man (Not In My Back Yard) will earn his payment!
Then, this morning my printer will not work....so I hand wrote the entries.....no big deal...but fiddling with the printer for half an hour just to print a page is rather frustrating.
Daisy...well, Daisy wasn't in the mood to do a draw today....maybe her sense of smell was interfering....if I can smell a touch of skunk....she probably can really…