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Amy's Thread: Which comes first the yarn or the pattern?

Whether I’m designing or knitting for fun, my knitting choices tend to start with the yarn. I fall in love with the yarn first and the pattern follows. 367 more words


Purple Surprise, FO Friday 3/14/14


Look what I found while taking sock pics!


About 18 (I kid you not) years ago I planted some bulbs that never bloomed or even came up, casualties of squirrels and a weimaraner puppy. 325 more words


Carousel Pullover, Knitty Spring + Summer 2014

After waiting not so patiently for months, I feel like I can finally announce one of my favorite things, Spring is Springing! And Knitty.com agrees! 212 more words


Fiftyfifty Top Published in Knitty!

Publishing a pattern in Knitty is a great thrill! It’s a wonderful opportunity for any knitting designer to share their vision with the vast Knitty audience. 298 more words


wrigley apples


In October 2012 my mother and I went on a weekend knitting retreat organized by Wolseley Wool. The store table featured an Ontario dyer, … 401 more words

FO Friday: Ragg* and Bone**

Rag and bone man, picking up the tin can,
Throwin’ it all in his donkey wagon.
Rag and bone man, coming down the street,
Come around here ‘bout every other week.

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Fiber Arts

Should I?


OK, I’m admitting it…. I’m not in love with the Grace socks, not at all.  You can see them here.  Should I cut my losses and frog or grit my teeth and finish because they’re so far along (heel finished on first sock).  44 more words