Judy Laycock

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How-To: Safely Rip Back Knitting Stitches

Break out the yarn and make mistakes without worry with this handy tutorial for safely ripping back knitting stitches from the Webs Yarn Store Blog.<p><b>More:</b><p>How-To: Start a New Ball of Yarn in a Knitting or Crochet Project<br>• Tips for Faster Knitting<br>• How-To: Seaming and Adding Handles to Knitting Projects

The Telegraph on Twitter: "Top 10 Matt cartoons for Father's Day http://t.co/R1wrZM0EUX http://t.co/oZ6yydVEcz"

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Chelsea Flower Show 2013: Joanna Lumley backs guerilla gardening

Joanna Lumley has given her backing to the new craze for planting trees and flowers in public spaces without permission, known as “guerilla gardening”, claiming it can brighten up the neighbourhood.<p>Speaking on the first day of Chelsea Flower Show, the actress said local guerilla gardeners have …

How-To: Patchwork Sock Yarn Recipe

Got stash? Use up all of those pretty little scraps of sock yarn with this versatile patchwork sock yarn recipe from Martine at iMake.<p>Head over to iMake for more information and a link to the recipe PDF.

How-To: Binding a Quilt

Learn tips and tricks for beautiful quilt finishing with this quilt binding tutorial from Lily Patch Quilts!<p>Head over to Lily Patch Quilts for the full how-to!<p>[Via Sulia]

How-To: Fix a Zipper

Instructables user marcellahella posted this handy tutorial illustrating a simple way to fix a troublesome zipper!<p><b>More:</b><p>MAKE | How-To: Mend a Fabric Tear Near a Zipper<br>• MAKE | How-To: Repair an Old Backpack<br>• MAKE | How-To: Shorten Metal Zippers

DIY Watering Can From a Plastic Milk Jug

This super simple hack of an old milk jug is perfect for a new gardener that hasn’t gone out and bought a $20 watering can yet. Just upcycle your old plastic milk jug by heating up a needle and poking holes in the lid so water can flow through. I love it! This tutorial comes from Astra of A Journey …

Sewing Tip: Clipping vs. Notching

When moving beyond sewing in straight lines, knowing when to clip and when to notch can definitely confuse new sewers. Luckily, Megan Neilsen shared this handy guide to clipping and notching—with plenty of tips and photos—to help keep novice stitchers on track!

Knit & Purl Pets

Knitting patterns for pets include a menagerie of animals readers have always wanted to create. Many of the projects include knitting instructions …

Paintings by Kathryn St. Clair

Paintings by Kathryn St. Clair<p>Landscape paintings using the fluidity of paint to flow down naturally which adds to the overall composition.<p>I strive …

Paintings by Nicoletta Ceccoli

Suspended Cloud Paintings by Joris Kuipers | Colossal

<p>While Dutch artist Joris Kuipers spent years studying traditional painting and fine art techniques at both the Arnhem Academy and the Frank Mohr …

Paintings by Madeline von Foerster

Paintings by Madeline von Foerster<p>Surrealistic paintings infused with symbolism. For technique, Madeline uses a mix of oil and egg tempera invented …

How to Make any Galette (or Crostata) in 7 Steps

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: With these 7 steps, you won't need a recipe to make rustic, free-form fruit tarts -- through summer and</i> …


The new baker: lemon marmalade bars

At once tangy and sweet, these soft lemony bites make the perfect mid-afternoon snack.<p><i>Makes 16 small slices</i><p><b>For the filling:</b> <br>2 lemons<br>200g (7oz) caster sugar<br>3 eggs<br>4 tsp cornflour<br>45g (1½oz) unsalted butter, melted and cooled<p><b>For the base:</b><br>140g (5oz) plain flour<br>50g (1¾oz) caster sugar<br>125g (4½oz) unsalted …

Featured Fifty Fine Arts: A Sunbeam For An Old Cat

<i>Kitty Griffin Lagorio was born in Germany and adopted by an American family. So for most of her young life she thought she was Irish, to which she attributes her passion for a good story. A former teacher/counselor she now spends her days as a children's book author, gardener, and amateur</i> …

The Arts

You’ll never guess what cats get up to when you’re not looking

Pussycat, pussycat, where have you been? You have no idea.<p>Even the most dedicated cat person will be surprised by the furtive feline activity documented in the new documentary, <i>Horizon: The Secret Life of The Cat</i>.<p>Airing this week in the U.K., the BBC Two documentary chronicles a recent experiment in …

San Francisco’s Secret Mosaic Staircase

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Cookbook Report: Q & A with Mary McCartney, author of FOOD: Vegetarian Home Cooking

PHOTOGRAPHY Mary McCartney<p>While many vegetarians have to eschew family food traditions in pursuit of a plant-based diet, there is an ever-growing …

3-Minute Chickpea Salad

For how to make Chickpea Salad Rolls, see the video after the recipe.<p>A quick search of this blog will prove that I adore chickpea salad. As of today, …

Beautiful strange and rare cloud formations

Various cloud formations might be one of the most beautiful and romantic sights in nature, but these masses of liquid droplets is also a complex and …