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25th Pattern Ahoy!

I’ve just released my 25th knitting pattern on Ravelry. For some reason this seems like a massive milestone to me. It may be because I’ve read about designers having great upturns in customers at 25, 50 and 100 patterns… but I don’t think this pattern is going to do that for me as it’s not a hugely popular category. 238 more words

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Cowl Design Complete

A few weeks ago I posted a couple of samples of cowl designs, asking for feedback. Well, one of them is on its way to being my local yarn store’s fall design, while the other one — the one I’m featuring here — I worked up for myself. 224 more words

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Striped Hat

Oh good grief…another hat!! Again from my stash, again my own improvised design.

This was a mix of worsted weight yarns, and frankly, I’m not sure of the brand for most of them. 289 more words

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Colorado Hat

I’ve been going a little bit hat crazy lately and making a number of knit caps for charity giving next winter. The watch cap pattern has gotten lots of use, and since I’ve already posted a couple of times with Watch Caps, I’ll refrain from boring you and doing it again. 525 more words

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Design Ideas

The owner of my local yarn store asked me to come up with some design ideas for a cowl. She’s interested in making a kit for some yarn that a local woman spins and dyes, particularly for a color she’s making exclusively for “our” shop. 234 more words

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A pattern to celebrate my 300th post!

This is my 300th post on this blog!  I am very excited to still be writing the blog, and happy that people keep reading it. 1,041 more words

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More Yarn - Edinburgh Yarn Festival 2017

Another year has passed and it’s Edinburgh Yarn Festival (EYF) time again. So enjoyable to be volunteering and catching up with everyone involved.

Here are some of the stalls setting up on Thursday afternoon. 686 more words

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