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    Knitted Collar Free Pattern – Bamboo Bloom Handpaints Yarn

    This winter, I can’t wait to wear this knitted collar made from Bamboo Bloom Handpaints yarn. It’s so pretty. There are so many Handpaints color blends to choose from. This pattern has a slight ruffling – it’s girly. I plan to wear this over a solid, simple, long-sleeved, lightweight sweater. The Pattern for the Knitted Collar: Needles: No. 11 US or 8.0mm circular knitting needles (29-inch cable) Yarn: 1 skein of Bamboo Bloom Handpaints (the colorway shown here is 313, lot S2005) Cast on 40 stitches. Knit 4 rows. Row 5 (increasing): K1 M1 across the entire row. You’ll end up with a total of 79 stitches on your needle.…

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    Easy to Knit Cowl – Bamboo Bloom Handpaints Yarn

    This is an easy to knit cowl project for someone who is learning to knit in the round. Also, the Bamboo Bloom Handpaints bulky yarn is fantastic. It’s soft and full of texture, and there are so many color options! The yarn you see in the image is color 326, lot 1846. I like purple! I was inspired by a pattern on Ravelry, which for the life of me I can’t find now, otherwise, I’d include a link to it. Anyway, the instructions to follow, my pattern, are below the image. Easy to Knit Cowl 1 skein (154 yards) of Bamboo Bloom Handpaints yarn.  Size 10 cable needles.  Cast on…

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    Digital Painting – Paint a Video Clip Using Photoshop

    I’ve been experimenting in Photoshop a lot lately, and today I created a digital painting / animated gif from an existing video clip. I brushed in color frame by frame using Photoshop.  It’s easy to do this. If you’re interested, you can find a tutorial on YouTube. Photoshop continues to surprise me. More and more, it is incorporating functionality from other Adobe design applications. The tools you’ll use for this project are similar to those you’ll find in Adobe After Effects. You can create a digital painting with any short video. If you have children and have video clips of them, think about the fun you can have dressing up…

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