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Someday vs. Right Away: Cables, please!

It dawned on me the other day that I am stuck in the longest stockinette spell of my knitting life — by a looooooong shot. I looked it up: Not only have I apparently not knitted a cable since finishing… 197 more words


From Sea to Shining Sea--Yarn Haulers Get Ready!

Love.Yarn.Shop. is all set for you to begin the Great Northern Yarn Haul this Friday, July 8th.  You can pick up your bag and goodies anytime, especially if you want to visit shops on Friday, but the kick-off for us is officially Friday night at the shop 5-7, with door prizes and sips and nibbles!   29 more words

What's Going On At The Shop?

Alpaca Days

My friends at Alta Vida Alpacas have gotten the first mill run of yarn made from their animals back. Woohoo!! It is Christmas in May! Cari Corley (of AVA) gave me samples to be knit up to help establish some critical characteristics of the yarn: mostly she is concerned with how the knitted fabric will wear, its gauge and the hand of the knitted fabric. 566 more words


Tunisian mitts

These mitts grew out of my experiment with Tunisian purl stitch. I made two rectangles and sewed them into mitts, leaving thumb holes.

Comparing the two, there was a definite improvement in tension and evenness in the second one. 105 more words


HOW many stitches?

To be honest, I couldn’t tell you how many stitches have been in my most recent projects – but there have been A LOT.  I’ve gone through a spate of knitting jumpers in 4ply/fingering weight yarn.   330 more words

FO: fingerless mitts

The Less-Than-Colorful, Not-so-Stripey Fingerless Mitts are done. These are so quick and easy to make, especially when you don’t change colours every round. Also, with one colour, you only have four ends to weave in per mitt. 86 more words


Cool Spiced Cocoa

I meant to partake in the Three Waters Farm Laura Aylor SAL + KAL by way of a sweater. As April ended up being busier than expected and suddenly turned into May, however, I realized that was probably not going to happen. 379 more words