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Phew!

A week out of town and blogging exclusively from my phone led to a lot of typos (louet germs yarn? ha!) and some grainy photos but I managed to only miss one day, I believe. Not too shabby! While I was in DC visiting family for the Thanksgiving holiday, my mom handed me her copy […]

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Squish!

Today I picked up some yarn for a gift for some friends. squish squish! I have an idea in mind for this gift, a design. I’m not entirely sure it is going to work out the way I am envisioning. It’s not my usual type of design. A little fiddly. We’ll see how it goes!

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Garter Tunic Design, Part 3: Noro

Using Noro for a sweater is one of those things. Last night I was talking to E (PokingMyEyesOut) — she is also knitting a Noro sweater — about knitting a sweater with Noro. I noted no matter how much we say, “oh, I know I can’t control the Noro, I will let it do what […]

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Garter Yoke Tunic, Part 2: Seam Line Issues

As anyone who has knit Jared’s (b r o o k l y n t w e e d) Cobblestone Pullover knows, when you knit garter stitch in the round, you end up with a visible seam at the point where the round begins (Jared’s design puts the seam at the back center of the […]

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Garter Tunic Design, Part 1

Last time, I mentioned that I had frogged the original garter tunic. I decided that I wasn’t happy with the Drops pattern, but that I would swipe some of the design features of it. I thought about the yarn I had: Noro Kureyon, color 150. I thought about the recipient: notch neck, tunic length. I […]

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Garter Tunic Design, Part 0

I am making a sweater for someone. This someone likes tunic length sweaters with notch necks. I already had the yarn, Noro Kureyon in colorway 150. A quick perusal of Ravelry and I discovered DROPS tunic in stocking and garter st in “Lin” (ravelry). I thought this pattern would work with the relatively understated Kureyon […]

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Sonya’s Neckwarmer

A few weeks ago, one of my coworkers lost her mother unexpectedly. I’ve been thinking about her a lot. It has been over five years since my father died unexpectedly, but those feelings never really leave you completely. I got it in my head that I wanted to knit her something. I dug through the […]

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red red red!

Admin: A couple of people have been having problems leaving comments. Can you please shoot me an email if you are? Thanks! -=- It’s no secret that red is my favorite color. red merino Can you blame me? This is my first 3-ply on a wheel. The fiber is a kettle-dyed merino from handpaintedyarn.com/Malabrigo. It […]

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Pink Overload

I’m really not much of a PINK person. I never have been. You could even describe me as the anti-pink. Yet somehow, I am awash in the pink WiPs… BSJ, top-down bonnet, and mary janes This set is just about done — I need buttons, which I hope to find this weekend (the shower is […]

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Sweater No. 2: Stranded Star Moon

The second sweater on my mind of late is one I have been musing over for at least a year. This yarn has been marinating in my stash for two years — months before I even learned how to knit! — for a striped crocheted sweater. beaverslide dry goods yarn, yum I’ve since left the […]

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