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Gift Knit … For Me!

socks from mom I had ankle surgery on Wednesday. My mom flew out to help us out for a week (so nice, we are lucky!)… bonus for me: she gave me a pair of socks she knit! sock from mom They’re the Knitty-published pattern Java [ravelry], knit in Sanguine Gryphon Bugga that (I think) she […]

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Pickle This!

Pickle This! You’ll note the first sentence of E’s latest blog at PokingMyEyesOut, “I spent most of the summer on jam and pickles, which meant this year was light on knitting.” That’s why this was such an apropos last-minute goofy birthday gift for her. Somewhat modified from the pattern from Subversive Cross Stitch. I changed […]

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Not Such A Good Summer Knit

Every year I attempt to make (at least) two gifts for members of the family. In addition to this, I have been attempting to knit a sweater for each family member (that I think would wear one). Last year I made my brother a vest and my niece a pullover. This year I have decided […]

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FO: Dr. G’s

[my ravelry project page] My brother is the type of person who is always hot, so while I worked through the family knitting sweaters for almost everyone else — he received a lame hat. But last year my brother mentioned that he would like a vest. A vest! A charcoal grey vest that he could […]

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FO: Noir

This year I decided I wanted to knit my grandparents something. Grandma is extra super stylish, always dressed in black and heels, but also quite the football and hockey fan. She is a total badass. It was hard to come up with something that I thought she would like. Even if she doesn’t wear it, […]

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Wasabi the Pug

A friend of mine had a family pug die recently. It made me sad and I decided she needed a knit pug. hi! Give a pug a hug! real and fake I’m a little pug [video]! a rolly polly bug The pattern, Wasabi the Gregarious Pug [ravelry], is designed by Rebecca Danger of Dangercrafts. It […]

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Ladybug Cardi

One of my good friends from high school and her husband just had their second child, another gorgeous little girl. I knit her older sister Veronica a Baby Surprise Jacket just before she was born almost two years ago, so I felt Heidi needed a cardigan as well! so cute The design process all began […]

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Onto the New

Once I finished a couple of projects, I felt like I should work on one of the two handknits I’m aiming to finish for December this year. bowl & new project This is the yarn (and a couple of rows of ribbing you can’t see) for Dr. G’s Memory Vest [ravelry]. I’m knitting it in […]

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Happy December!

N and I hosted Thanksgiving this past weekend and the Chez Davis crew and Poking My Eyes Out crew came bearing all sorts of tasty goodies! A not-so-tasty (wool not so nom!) but super awesome hostess gift came from Chez Davis. gnomey! He is the cutest guy ever! I love these gnomes to death. The […]

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Mad Hatter

one mad hatter My youngest sister is out here visiting again due to a well-timed business trip. I got it in my head that she should arrive to a new hat. Why? Why not? from the back Some leftover Cascade 109, big needles (US10), and Rosi G’s (the soapy knitter)’s Capitan Hat… win! mad Except […]

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