Lovely Lacy Mitts

I’m a huge fan of Tin Can Knits and I’ve bought several of her patterns! You can still get in on The Twelve Days of Christmas and receive some free patterns!

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On the tenth day of Christmas, Tin Can Knits gave to me…

Loch Mittens by Tin Can Knits

lovely lacy mittens,

bon bon delight,
boot topping beauties,
gartery goodness,
twist stitch tam,

booties warm and wee!

hip slouchy hat,
honey flavoured mitts,
sea inspired socks,
and cabled mittens for under the tree!

Day 10 of the Tin Can Knits 12 Days of Christmas features the Loch hat and mitten pattern, free for 24 hours only, from now until 23:59 PST Dec 22 2015. [check your local time here].

Get it now… it will be full price again tomorrow! [confused? see the FAQs]

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Loch by Tin Can Knits

Emily designed the Loch hat and mittens shortly after moving to Scotland, as part of our lace collection Handmade in the UK.  If cables are my forte, then lace is Emily’s!  The collection of 10 lace pieces includes the popular Lush cardigan and Vivid blanket – if you love…

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An Inside Look at Adult Coloring Books! – Pinetree Garden Seeds

Pinetree Garden Seeds has the best seeds around. Take a gander at this fantastic blog post from them regarding adult coloring books. They carry a couple of them on their website. TLD

Pinetree Garden Seeds

All the rage lately are something called adult coloring books! Detailed, intricate drawings that call for a steady hand and a need for colorful artwork; these coloring books are claimed to be a new form of therapy for stressed adults.

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Studies show that coloring or doodling is a way for people to focus and organize their thoughts. It’s an easy task that allows the brain to slow down and process. Coloring also provides an escape of sorts; allowing people to be creative within a certain set of parameters. The linework (pun intended) is already laid down for you; all you have to do is go crazy with color!

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Repetitive, hands-on actions are shown to release serotonin, which is responsible for relaxation. As you can see from the below coloring book excerpts, each image is highly detailed with lots of intricate, repetitive patterns. We suggest using colored pencils for these designs…

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