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Christine Jewett
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How to Turn Root Beer into a Sock in 4 Easy Steps
Step 1: Drink root beer. Step 2: Place old sock on root beer bottle. Step 3: Darn old sock. Step 4: Admire completed sock.
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Book Review - MacKenzie's Magic by Debra Dier
I wrote a quickie book review over coffee this morning. I hope you enjoy!
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Vintage Thursday - The Owl Cable
For the past couple years I have noticed a surge in the popularity of knitted owls , especially cable owls. Recently I was asked to make this owl cable hat , but the cable owl is so versatile and easy that it's found in sweaters, mittens, gloves... just abo...
Vintage Thursday - The Owl Cable
Vintage Thursday - The Owl Cable
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Buy Handmade! (VERY Handmade!)
Recently I have begun collaborating with a friend of mine who dyes and spins yarn. You may remember her - she was the same person who comissioned me to knit I don't know how many earflap hats from her handspun yarn one Christmas. We've taken it one step fur...
Buy Handmade! (VERY Handmade!)
Buy Handmade! (VERY Handmade!)
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Earflap Hat - Modified
A while back I made a plethora of earflap hats based on the Very Basic Bulky Ear-Flap Hat by Anne Carroll Gilmour , and now that winter is coming (yet again!) I am revisiting the pattern. I was digging through my stash and I found a ball of yarn that has be...
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More Fair Isle-ish
I find Fair Isle-type knitting fairly addictive (no pun intended), hence the hat below.  It's a toddler hat with added ear flaps. Do I have a toddler? No. But it's so cute!   Generally speaking, I like working in fine gauge yarn because I find it more econo...
More Fair Isle-ish
More Fair Isle-ish
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Pika-who?
I hope everybody had a swell Halloween! As usual, V. got thrown into a last minute costume, a character of her own choosing:   Well, ok, this did take a little planning, because I ordered the fleece weeks ago. But I DID wait until Saturday afternoon (a.k.a....
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My Camera Hates Me
I knit V. a really lovely, simple cardigan recently, and just got the buttons on it this weekend. It's from a 1965 pattern for a girl's raglan sweater in fingering. However, as the title of the post says, my camera hates me. Here is a terrible photo of the ...
My Camera Hates Me
My Camera Hates Me
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Slip Slip Skull Fingerless Gloves Sale!
Halloween is almost upon us again! To celebrate, I'm running a 10% Halloween Sale on my Slip Stitch Skull Fingerless Gloves pattern.      Slip Stitch Fingerless Gloves specs:   One Size Fits Most Needles: US #2 (2.75 mm) dpns Yarn: light fingering Gauge: 11...
Slip Slip Skull Fingerless Gloves Sale!
Slip Slip Skull Fingerless Gloves Sale!
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Say What -?
Belding Bros. & Co.'s The Self-Instructor in Silk Knitting, Crocheting and Embroidery  (1886) gives very precise instructions as to what method to use when casting on. It is, according to them, "the only one admissible in silk." They are as follows:     Wel...
Say What -?
Say What -?
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