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My Fair Isle Evolves Into A New Project

When I discovered that my gauge was WAY off last week, I received some fabulous advice from fellow knitters.  (Aren’t knitters the most generous, wonderful people ever?!?)  Filled with frustration, I began a 3 needle bind-off to turn my sweater body into a pillow cover when my husband came home from work.  239 more words


Colourspun Skye

A few years ago, I saw a men’s vest pattern in a Rowan Magazine and really liked it. I didn’t rush out to order the yarn, and by the time I thought I might knit it, two of the colours required for the pattern had been discontinued. 215 more words


The Story of the Sleeve

I bought a kit from Knit Picks a while back, a sweater.  The most gorgeous pattern I’ve ever seen (that I could imagine myself wearing).  Full fair isle, 3/4 length sleeves, folded cuff, scoop neck, and raglan styled.  494 more words


A Library Haul


Full disclosure: I am a librarian and I think you should check out books from your local library. The tagline for knitting books at your library should be STOP! 238 more words


Bless Her Cotton Socks

“Life is not measured by the number of socks we own, but by the socks that take our breath away.”

   – Maya Angelou

Meet Emily… 201 more words


Challenge Accepted - TARDIS Afghan

The campers are all amazed at how fast I knit, and what I can do with my knitting. They saw that I made a hat, but some didn’t quite believe that I knit the hat on my own, instead of just buying it from the store. 575 more words


Copper Mountain Cowl

The final pattern of the Copper Mountain trio, Copper Mountain Cowl, will be ready for testing sometime this week. It is in-between lengths, not quite a double loop cowl, but pretty long for a single loop. 92 more words