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Caitlin B
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My very first pattern
After a year of no updates (long story, involved hellish hellish times) I'm back with a vengeance - and my very first knitting pattern. It's simple, it's predictable, but I made it up in a pub because I forgot my sock pattern and I'm pleased. I thought I mi...

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I'm apparently not a pro at making good decisions, because I have decided to knit a full-size, complicated shawl in lace weight. The pattern is Limberlost Trails and it is beautiful (and my favourite word, FREE) but as you can see it is not the simplest or ...

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I AM VICTORIOUS
You cannot defeat me, shawl! You cannot beat me! You sat for weeks in my project bag, haunting me with my failure. Well, over two days I finished you. I got those needles and that yarn and I worked at you and now you are done. And if part of you was done wi...

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Stop with the boxes!
I get it, OK? Knitting trends follow real trends and right now the trend is for boxy and shapeless, drapey and organic. I understand the appeal of this aesthetic. Just take a look at one of the jumpers from the new Brooklyn Tweed Collection. This is imago f...

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How I knit
Lying on the sofa, watching youtube gaming videos. Often there is a cat sleeping on my legs. This is, honestly, pretty great. How do you knit?

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Luck
Luck is finding 50gram of 100% cashmere yarn on ebay for £5 including purchase. Skill and persistance turn that into a soft, warm, simple shawlette. My good luck is sometimes somone elses bad, too. For example, recently Old Maiden Aunt recently suffered a s...

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'Join in the round, being careful not to twist'
I've never had a problem with this before. I was, in fact, a little dismissive of people who found it hard. 'I'm a newbie!' I scoffed, 'And I can manage it'. I suspect my current difficulties are punishment for my hubris. I have tried four times to start Ca...

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Done, and done
Drama Llama Akapana is all done and had its first outing on the same trip to Sheringham I talked about on saturday. It's only my second garment ever, and it has some flaws, but in general I'm pretty pleased. Awkard pictures below the cut. It is not lopsided...

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The joy of planning
By the time you read this, the buttons will be sewn onto my Drama Llama Akapana and finished pictures will be up on Ravelry (plus a final blog post about that vest), and I will most likely have cast on for the Carats vest. When I saw this I fell in love. A ...

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Craft Families
My husband has been 'knitting' much longer than I have. Except, he knits with pliers and steel. He makes chainmail. And he's very good at it. He hand winds every link himself, cuts and fastens them together. He makes full shirts and jewellery. I've been try...
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