Cool discovery: Preview of the Addi “quick” needle felting tool

One of the cool items that was available for preview at TNNA was the addi “quick” needle felting tool. Team IGK practically had to drag me away from the table once I got going. It really feels like sculpting and painting with the wool. Here’s a short video I took while Terry was giving it a go.

Addi has a demo up with a pro felter, Moxie, from Moxie was the person who first showed me needle felting at the Maker Faire a few years ago.

You can see that she holds it a bit lower, like a pen. This makes more sense since the on/off button is down at the base.

I can’t wait until these are released!

New Project, Coffee Coffee Coffee and a Giveaway!

Coffee in the am

Here’s to Fall! My favorite time of year when I love to keep cozy with knitting and coffee.

Did you know that National Coffee Day is this Saturday September 29th? Most days I gulp down a cup of coffee on the way out the door and have some at my desk while reading work email. But Saturdays, I’m more likely to enjoy a bit of quiet knitting, reading, or writing while savoring a strong cup of jo.

Thanks to Tully’s Coffee, I’ve been enjoying some really wonderful French Roast k-cups. The lovely people from Tully’s coffee want you to enjoy some good coffee too and are sponsoring a giveaway (for U.S. Residents).

To enter, just leave a comment on this post with a valid email address by 6 a.m. Pacific Time Sunday September 30th. That’s all. The winner will be chosen using and you will have 24 hours to respond with your U.S. address to send the prize. Tully will send you the items in the picture below:

This giveaway provided by Tully’s will include two blends of coffee and a journal – either be K-cup packs or bagged, depending on your preference.

I have been pleasantly surprised at the quality of the Tully’s K-cups – The french roast is a nice strong brew. And they sent me a journal as well and it is the perfect size to carry in my bag.

Speaking of brew – the cowl above is a great simple knit that I am in love with because of the gorgeous Socks that Rock yarn in the “Witch’s Brew” colorway. The pattern is a basic 3×1 rib that is coming along quite nicely.

What’s your favorite way to enjoy coffee?

UPDATE: Giveaway is now closed – Hope you had a great National Coffee Day.

Congrats to Lynn – I’ll be contacting you to get your info – Yay!
Congrats to number 2 - Lynn