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Give it a Whirl Thursday- Knitting

Give it a Whirl Thursday will be a weekly column
documenting triumphs and failures of frugal projects.

Do you have one of those hobbies that you put on a platform? You know what I mean, your browsing online, see a finished project an think, "WOW, I wish I was that talented!"
Mine is knitting. My grandma always told me it was impossible to learn. Well, I don't do well with the "Impossible" word.. If you check out my 2011 Resolutions, knitting is there.
Know I'm not going to say its easy. I learned from YouTube. Thank you YouTube! Something about actually seeing it be done, not just a 2 dimensional picture sure did help
My first undertaking was a dish cloth. They seem safe. Next was a cup cozy. I am so darn proud of this cup cozy. It is just the cutest thing ever. I found the pattern on Ravelry. By the way, are you on Ravelry? have to seriously limit myself on that site. I could waste hours even weeks of time!
What have you given a whirl to lately?


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    I wish I had a talent for knitting. I am left handed, so it was hard for my grandma to try and teach me. I need to utilize youtube and try again.

  2. Following you through GFC. Found your blog on the Thankful for Friends Thursday hop at Money Savvy Michelle's Blog.

  3. I love the name of your blog! I'm visiting from the blog hop and I'm your newest follower. I'd love it if you followed me back at

  4. Hi there. Following from the thankful for friends thursday hop. Nice to meet you.

  5. Love the cup cozy!! That is super cute!! Thanks for following my blog, I am your newest follower! =)


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