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The Great Garter Stitch Blanket

Back in April I cast on a marled blanket in an attempt to use up a load of stash. I had more than a jumper’s worth of Lett Lopi leftover from my original Ásta Sóllilja, which got as far as a sleeve before I changed my mind about the colours and lots of random skeins of aran weight British breed wool which I had accumulated over  the year. 209 more words


Winter is Coming (Finally!!)

While those up in the northern states and Canada are already seeing snow, down here in Texas it’s just finally starting to get cold enough to wear lots of wool.   717 more words

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Geeks that weren't and were

I recently finished knitting a pair of Geek socks which are to be a present (seems like I am doing a bit of Christmas gift knitting after all!)  I took some pictures as I was knitting them to explain some of the technical aspects that are specific to afterthought heels and that sometimes catch people unawares. 465 more words


Indie Gift-A-Long Day 3


Day 3 of the Gal!!!.. It has been so much fun!!!! I have my first FO.. But before I show you my FO, I’m going to talk about 4 interesting designers. 228 more words


challenge complete

I managed to finish my dining room desk overhaul and whoa what a difference it makes!  A main benefit is supposed to be when I work on my next project… having all my supplies organized and at-hand… but an important EXTRA benefit is that now the desk is clean… which means Yannick no longer tries to avoid looking in the dining room’s general direction.  31 more words


Empty nets, the FO!

I finished Empty Nets this week.  To do the pattern justice, especially in view of the fact that the time and talent for this pattern was donated by… 354 more words



You may recall I was knitting a pair of socks as part of my review of Zealana’s first sock yarn, Cozi.

I knitted them using a pattern that I had in my head for a while – progress on these socks was fast, the yarn eager to become deliciously warm socks for my feet.   338 more words