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The forest

A few years ago I found out about Toshiyuki Shimada’s book, New Style of Heirloom Knitting.

Although written in Japanese and out of print, I became determined to get my paws on a copy, and eventually tracked one down on Ravelry forums in Canada. 360 more words


Ganseys versus Arans

One of the interesting things in my study of the gansey is the abundant information available for the Aran sweater which is also known as the fisherman’s sweater.   507 more words


Fishy tails

Hello all, a wet horrible day today, but it gave me a chance to finish this Pale Blue Child’s Mermaid Tail and begin on another one too, this next one will be smaller and white, and have more of a shell pattern to it. 382 more words


Organza Yarn

Sometimes yarn is delivered vacuum packed with all the life sucked out of it, sometimes it’s delivered squished into a plastic bag…but sometimes you get a special treat. 48 more words


Little bit of work done

So after my few hats from last time I went and completed the Frozen hat and got them mailed off. I was happy with how it turned out though think maybe a few more rows might have made it a little better a fit. 423 more words


Minty Humbug is off to Germany!

This week I managed to complete Minty Humbug which I was delighted with but also a bit sad about as I had enjoyed knitting it so much.   302 more words


The Fancy Flannel Pattern

This week I started making my Christmas presents. Early I know, but when you make all of your presents, you really have to plan ahead! My idea is to make flannels for my family & friends and wrap a handmade bar of soap from a local company in each (you can definitely steal this idea if you like)! 738 more words