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That’s right!  I dropped a stitch and I’m happy about it. For those who don’t knit, dropping a stitch is usually not a good thing. It can be the reason for much frustration and hair pulling for beginning knitters, and can also cause them to rip out fabric that took them hours to create. 357 more words


Happy National Sweater Day!

Coincidentally, right on the heels of my last post on John Watson’s jumpers, today is National Sweater Day in Canada. It’s also the opening day of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. 425 more words

A Book Is A Thing I Can Give You, Hurray! PRIZE REVEAL!

Gentle reader,

Before we start, I’ma just give the disclaimer that there is lots of caps lock happening all up in here. What can I say? 451 more words


Friday's Readings -- Casting On and Binding Off

We learn to do a simple cast on at the beginning of our knitting career. For me it was the backward loop. When we are new knitters we are so happy to get through a row that we don’t necessarily investigate other cast on options. 75 more words

Crazy For Crafts

WIP - Tailored Scallops Cardigan

– I started this Cardigan about 3 years ago.

Everything was going great until I noticed I had knitted the right front wrong, so I became a frog, rip it, rip it. 24 more words


The case for polygamy

My Husband has what, up until now, I have always called a “bad” habit. His night table is littered with books, all of them in some stage of being read. 782 more words