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caffaknitted
Interests: knitting and coffee
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Oh, please do add me to your mailing list! Those little dresses are so sweet. Katie Boyette
Toggle Commented Nov 7, 2012 on autumn attire (part 2) at Little Cotton Rabbits
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What makes me happy? Knitting, my kids' smiles, digging potatoes out of the garden, the first fire of the season in the fireplace, and of course, ice cream.
Toggle Commented Sep 21, 2012 on a give-away at Little Cotton Rabbits
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So far we have raised $420 to fight hunger. The kids set a goal of $500. We're so close! I'd really love to reach our goal before Christmas, so if you've been meaning to donate, or purchase a pattern, now's the time! Remember, the pattern is only $5. The kids... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2011 at Hungry Monsters Project
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Hungry Monsters has officially launched! I've been working with a class of first graders to help fight hunger. The kids designed the monsters, and I created the knitting patterns. This pattern is a choose-your-own monster pattern! Choose a head, choose a body, and create your own original monster. ALL PROCEEDS... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2011 at Hungry Monsters Project
Hey everyone! So the pattern is finished and ready but... I'm having trouble uploading it over on Ravelry. I'm hoping to have this problem resolved this morning, so please hang on. Check back in a bit. sorry for the inconvenience! Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2011 at Hungry Monsters Project
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At last we have Rainbow! I loved the big feet the kids drew for him. Now I'm off to write patterns! Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2011 at Hungry Monsters Project
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Meet Mr. Underwear. Read more about him and the other monsters here. Read more about the project here. One more monster to go. For those of you patiently waiting to purchase the pattern and donate to the kids' project, the full pattern will be published this week. Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2011 at Hungry Monsters Project
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I've finished the first monster. This is Vampire Crystal. As you may recall, she loves to dance at night in her new dress. To read more about Crystal and our project, read here. I'm making quick progress on the designs. The next one should be posted in a couple of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2011 at Hungry Monsters Project
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The kids have created their monsters! They did a fantastic job. I'm so proud of them. They also wrote some pretty interesting stories. First we have: Rainbow Once upon a time in San Francisco Beach there was a monster named Rainbow. He was walking on the beach when he tripped... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2011 at Hungry Monsters Project
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Let me begin by introducing myself. My name is Katie Boyette and I'm a knitting designer, more specifically, a designer of knitted toys. My daughter, Sophia, is in 1st grade. Like most first graders, she has a vivid imagination. We often have "design time", where we sit at a table... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2011 at Hungry Monsters Project
This story rings so true. Publishing a book was a dream of mine, and after I did, I was very happy. But yes, the notes and emails do come in non-stop, mostly good, but some bad. And while I do hope to keep writing, it's a shift, taking knitting from a way of finding inner peace to well...a job. There's nothing I'd rather do for a living, but it does change things, and I do have to work really hard at finding a balance between family and knitting. I can definitely respect your desire to not publish the patterns. Your toys are so special, and that much more special to the few who are lucky enough to have one.
Toggle Commented Jul 29, 2011 on story time at Little Cotton Rabbits
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Julie, I'm sure it must be obvious from all these lovely comments how much joy and positivity you bring into the lives of so many with your own experience. Your blog is one of my very favorites. You make me want to be a better knitter, and most of all...a better mom. You are an inspiration to me. Love, Katie
Toggle Commented Feb 20, 2011 on a bunch of stuff at Little Cotton Rabbits
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