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Finding the Best Yarn Companions

It is fall in the Pacific Northwest and my urge to knit is strong. Even stronger than the urge to buy school supplies! (Every September I want to buy pens and paper. 509 more words


Easy Dishcloth Side Project

I have another job interview this week.  On one hand this is exciting because I continue to have opportunities and am always inching closer to an actual career type job.  441 more words

New Free Knitting Pattern: Mitts for Romeo!


Waiting outside all night for your love to sneak out on a balcony can be cold business! These thick wool mitts will keep you warm, whether you’re waiting outside for your love, or just loving the fact that it’s now Fall here in the Northern Hemisphere! 694 more words


Another Take On Claire's Cowl.

My last attempts at Claire’s Cowl! This is a very different approach, compared to the infinity loop that the free pattern makes. I worked through the scant two skeins of acrylic-wool blend to make these, and now the Outlander-cowl-demon is off my back (although it does kind of leave me missing chunky cowls – I’ve only ever made a few; the chunky acrylic-wool cowl is so ubiquitous on the Etsy – understandably; they sell really fast – that I feel weird making them myself, and I think small-needle knitting is more physically comfortable as a process. 56 more words

Handmade Wardrobe


Voyager… just like the Aurora cushion but in a chunky garter stitch……and two colours! For sale in the Etsy shop now.


Multi-directional diagonal scarf

Now that I’ve gone back to a day job (bye bye breakie! :'( ), my yarn-time has reduced drastically. So much that I’ve started setting targets — like knitting at least an inch of material every day. 324 more words


Inspiration: Knitting the Sky

My friend Jenny visited me last weekend.  We have known each other for years (since college).  Actually, we met through the Knitting Illini, our university’s student-run knitting club.  341 more words