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Let my skeins go!

(and surprisingly not, “Let go of my skeins!”) Earlier this week I dove into the yarn stash, boxed some up and sent it off to an old internet friend and a relatively new knitter. Don’t think this was easy. Even though I’m not really knitting much these days, it was an emotional hurdle to let my skeins go. Every bag…… Continue reading Let my skeins go!

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Knitting with different dye lots

Definitely good info for yarnaholics! https://www.facebook.com/gourmetyarnshop/posts/1002289376448461

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Loopy making

Fiddliest yarn evar! http://instagram.com/p/tcm8QBx_1X/ This lacy scarf was knit for my daughter, who I will be meeting abroad at the end of the month in a much colder climate. Seems most of my knitting these days is for travelling. It’s been just too darn hot here to even think about knitting, let alone wearing, anything from…… Continue reading Loopy making

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My Norwegian Knitting Mis(sed)-Adventures

Nearly 10 days in Norway in May and June. Having done my research months in advance and lining up the wool shops mentioned in this post, you’d be right to think that most of it was spent frolicking in yarn, but that didn’t happen. DH and I have a real knack for picking our vacations…… Continue reading My Norwegian Knitting Mis(sed)-Adventures

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Pre-NaKniSweMo Musings

I had to chuckle... When I went looking for moebius patterns the other day, I completely overlooked this beauty by Kristin Omdahl. While I love the reversible cable, I'm a bit undecided about the dropped stitches. I have the feeling that the yarn I'll be using is less durable than the bulky yarn she's used, plus… Continue reading Pre-NaKniSweMo Musings

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Teh Sockmonkeh Coffee Cozy

Hands down this fun little piece of knitting has caused more cries of “Squee!” among my knitting and non-knitting friends, coffee shop baristas and waiters than anything else I’ve knit. Everyone wants George keeping their coffee warm! I’ve knit about a dozen or so Georges for friends and family (and even family of friends) since the first one…… Continue reading Teh Sockmonkeh Coffee Cozy

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WIPs Rule

Thanks to everyone to took the poll. While the WIPs ruled, I am really having difficulty loving this project. Really difficult. Rip back #3 occurred after binding off the top of the mitt and coming back to the thumb opening and going, “Feh! What is going on here?” The instructions call to cast on 5…… Continue reading WIPs Rule