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The Knitting Broomstick: EPISODE 40: It's My Birthday!


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A Homespun House
The Lemonade Shop
The Yarn At Home Mom
Brew City Yarns
Knitting In France
Knit Picks
Pandia's Jewels
Supernatural Yarns
PackyKnitsDesign (coupon code ETSY15 for 15% off your purchase; expires September 1, 2016)


French Vanilla Cappuccino Socks (pattern I used for Marianne Dashwood socks)
Coffee With C. C. e-book
Cozy Memories Blanket
Charity Baby Hats (I don't use a pattern for these)
Scrappy Crochet Blanket


Yarn Cellar Studios
Chicken Boots
Addicted to Sock Knitting


Geeky Girls Knit
Packy Knits Designs
Goth Hearts Creations


Coffee With C. C. KAL
Gilmore Girls KAL (co-hosted with Geeky Girls Knit)
Sherlock -Along
TKB Sock Club
Sweater Fever KCAL

A Discovery of Witches -Along (October)
Downton Abbey -Along (November)
White Christmas KAL (December 2016 - January 2017; co-hosted with Geeky Girls Knit)

Please see The Knitting Broomstick podcast group on Ravelry for full details, rules, guidelines, etc. for these KALs!  :)


A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy)
Shadow of Night (All Souls Trilogy, Bk 2)
The Book of Life: A Novel (All Souls Trilogy)
The All Souls Trilogy Boxed Set
Practical Magic

Nola Bijoux (All Souls Trilogy inspired jewelry)
Knit Pro Zings
Pandia's Jewels fun section (original artwork, mugs, stitch markers, clothing, and other accessories)
Outlander Season 2

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