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Shannon Yeaton
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I am moving a little slow on the Rusty Cardigan by Steinunn Birna Gudjonsdottir I first mentioned here. Since it starts out with a ribbed edging at the bottom of the cardigan, I decided to do a tubular cast-on (here is a great tutorial that really helped…

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Wether it was the ponytail or bun hat (can’t forget the pink pussy hats!), oversized sweaters, long coats and sweaters, long scarves, giant yarn, panetone’s green color of the year, hand-dyed yarn, texture and lots of it, the cocoon cardigan, or speckled…

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This new design has been giving me a few fits. I’ve had to rip out at least three or four times, trying to get just the right combination of patterns. I’m working with an alpaca/bamboo, sport weight yarn that I died myself with cochineal (which is a fun…

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I recently received my “plates” of Plotulopi from Claire of The Woolly Thistle and also the popular podcast, New Hampshire Knits of which I am a listener. I highly recommend it! She is currently hosting a KAL for the Rusty Cardigan by Steinunn Birna…

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You know, I think that those who don’t knit realize just how therapeutic knitting can really be. And it’s not just the process that soothes, but also the wearing of the finished project. It just keeps on giving and giving and giving. And so it is with me.…

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  I’ve been wanting to try this shawl for a looong time. Alicia Plummer’s classic design is free too, get it here. So far it has been an easy and enjoyable knit, I’m moving right along with no problems. It starts with a Garter Tab Cast-On then rotating…

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Hello all, Happy New Year! Where has the time gone? The months got away from me. I hope you are all doing well, healthy and excited for 2016. It feels good to be talking to you all again. I’ve missed you.Here is my latest dyeing venture with black tea…

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This speaks to me of snowy woods, winter time, sleigh rides, and Little Red Riding Hood. You know, something that is just calling for you to make. I love the way it hangs in soft, loose folds around the body, the ribbing, the eyelet design, the Fair Isle…

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I now own my very first issue of Pom Pom Magazine, #14. I must say, I do love it. So concise, and just the right size to fit into your bag (6 1/2 ” x 9″ to be exact), as well as the obvious. It includes great patterns and articles such as the discussion…

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I’m sure you all have seen this style of hat that is most connected to what Andeans wear in Peru known as the “chullo” or hat of the Peruvian Andes. It is their answer to a stocking cap and was born out of necessity to protect themselves from the harsh…
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