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Knitalong: Inspiring the DIY in Mamas

1904910932_c407cf4988_m When my mother first taught me to sew, I ended sewing my piece of fabric square firmly to the carpet. I had one of those "aha!" moments, wondering if I was destined to live my life in "home economics" hell.  I cannot say though that I haven't given it a good try.  Fast forward to the blessingway where I participated in handcrafting onsies for my soon-to-be-birthed second child.  Silly me, consumed with chatting with the other mamas, I ended up cutting up our hostesses table cloth for a terrific pattern I can conjured up in my head.  Oops!  Thankfully she forgave me for my blunder, and we are still friends to this day. 

In DIY Portland, sometimes I feel lost at sea in vast pool of creativity.  I am surrounded by those who knit, sew, bake, cook, fill-in-the-blank from  scratch.  I admire these mamas greatly for the stuff they create and the inspiration they bring in me to keep on trying to DIY even though most times I admittedly am not good at it. In homage to one of the great DIY-mamas, I invite you to a kick-off party to celebrate the highly anticipated release of Larissa's Knitalong book.  It's on Saturday from 4 pm to 6 pm at Abundant Yarn and Dyeworks in Sellwood (bring the kids).

Aside from Larissa and Sarah (of course), who are your favorites?  What are your favorite sites that break it down so even someone like myself can give it a try? What are your favorite crafting books?
Is it really as easy as it looks?


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