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ReahJanise Kauffman
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DIAMOND LACE CAPELET
Finally did it! Diamond Lace Capelet I posted my first for sale pattern on Ravelry! Have a couple more in the works to post. As you know, I've been keeping the patterns I post for free downloading on Ravelry mainly because I was learning the craft ... and i...

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MAINE IMPROV YARN VACATION
What a lovely morning! Just back from a wonderful vacation in Bayside, a small vacation village on the shores of Penobscot Bay near Belfast, Maine.  Maine is a source of many wonderful things. The number of small farmers is growing and the state is planning...

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CRESCENT SHAWL AND BUTTERFLIES
Crescent Hearts Shawl Apologies for the hiatus, but some
family matters required my attention. Knitting projects, however, have not stopped. First up, I
was flying to California for a conference and had thought I was more than
prepared for knitting air time...

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SANTA AND PEEPING HEARTS SHAWL
Santa and the Easter bunny I love it when I have a pattern to share. My problem is that I love knitting so much that I move quickly onto new projects before I take the time to write a pattern in sizes for others to knit. Shawl patterns are a bit simpler tha...

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Beads, Dots, and Pandas
Beaded Lace Shawl Have been having lots of fun lately. First was working with beads. Hmmm. Not really sure I'd call it fun. More of an adventure actually. If you haven't worked with beads before and someone knits something for you with beads in it, be grate...

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REDEEMING THE IMPERFECT
Fun and Fit V-Neck You see it's like this; I was so fired up about Vogue Knitting Live that I rushed through knitting my sweater (see previous blog post) , because I wanted to wear it there. I call this Fun and Fit V-Neck because I added a fitted waist and ...

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VOGUE KNITTING LIVE
Felted chess set @ Vogue KnittingLive Knit garden @ Vogue KnittingLive Ever been surrounded by hundreds of people who all harbor the same addiction? Well that's what I did over a week ago. The addiction? Knitting. The place? New York City. The event? Vogue ...

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Fun with Mitts
This Christmas I knit several pair of fingerless mitts as gifts. I even made a pair for myself! Blue Cable Mitts for me! Cable Mitts Fingering Weight The mitts were all a slight variation from the blue cable mitt pattern I designed a year ago and posted in ...

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SWEATER & SCARF PATTERNS
Last year at this time, I was finishing two sweaters for my nephews, Matthew and Joshua, who were 12 and 10 at the time. They live at a distance, so sizing was tricky. Here are pictures of these two handsome young men wearing their sweaters. Joshua in his t...

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FELTED ELF SLIPPERS
Well I've found another fun thing to knit. In between socks and sweaters, I found a really sweet set of patterns for felted slippers. Slippers were how I was introduced to knitting because my grandmother always knit slippers for her grandchildren. She would...
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