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Loving Triangles

I am a huge fan of colour and, I LOVE a good colour-blocked garment. When I found this Tri-Color Sweater pattern, I knew I had to make it. 354 more words

Beginner Knitting

Running late again...

Hello!  So sorry this post is late. I said Tuesday and it is already Thursday.

I have finished one of the cotton mittens for my cousin’s baby (I still have to seam it). 178 more words

My first baby hat

Hooray!  I have almost finished my cousin’s baby hat.  I just need to block it, seam it and add a little embellishment.

I’m going to use a garter stitch join for the rim and mattress seam for the stocking stitch body. 240 more words

Beginning knitting: Simple garter stitch square blanket

I have several projects on the go, but if I need a quick knit pick-me-up, I work on a project by Jane Ellison from Purl & Jane:  Simple garter stitch square blanket.   165 more words

Beginning knitting: the dreaded long-tail cast-on

I love knitting for many reasons…one of those reasons being that knitting can be as challenging as I want or need it to be.

Having said that, I’ll own that I sometimes get an idea in my head that a particular technique is going to be way harder than it actually is and I’ll just keep skirting around it (and yes, that does include knitting in the round 🙂). 204 more words

Purl Soho: Dutch knitting stitch

A beautiful stitch featured on Purl Soho’s site.  Purl Soho has paired this stitch with a pink silk yarn to make a wrap, but advises that the pattern could be shortened to make a scarf.   45 more words

Beginning knitting: things I've learned so far

A list of my knitting discoveries:


  • What I used to call wool, is actually called yarn.
  • There are more types of yarn than acrylic and wool.
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