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Erin Mcdonald
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Got Yarn? Need a Pattern... (like you do)
Lady Dye Yarns I want to share my process of matching yarn to pattern today; sometimes I start with a pattern and then search my stash or LYS for yarn. Today I will focus on my thoughts when I opened the mailer containing this yarn. This parcel came to me w...
Lady Dye Yarns I want to share my process of matching yarn to pattern today; sometimes I start with a pattern and then search my stash or LYS for yarn. Today I will focus on my thoughts when I opened the mailer containing thi...
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Making Monday: Prisma Loop
Classic Elite Yarns, Seedling I often think of you, that collective "you", my knitting friends, as I work on my projects. I knit and I wish I could reach out and share how the project and yarn are working. So, instead, I will try to enable you with today's ...
Classic Elite Yarns, Seedling I often think of you, that collective "you", my knitting friends, as I work on my projects. I knit and I wish I could reach out and share how the project and yarn are working. So, instead, I will...
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Tools and Techniques Tuesday- Make your own tool kit
Knit Wit Yarn Shop, 247A Congress Street, Portland ME A few weeks back, I dropped into Knit Wit  in search of tools to share with you. Susan has an extensive collection of needles, notions, magazines and..... yarn. The other thing I love about Knit Wit is t...
Knit Wit Yarn Shop, 247A Congress Street, Portland ME A few weeks back, I dropped into Knit Wit in search of tools to share with you. Susan has an extensive collection of needles, notions, magazines and..... yarn. The other t...
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Tools and Techniques- The Knit Kit
The Knit Kit I have seen the Knit Kit in yarn shops before. I never considered buying one, but today, I want to give you reasons to add this tool to your project bag. Imagine having the tools that you will need right at your fingertips, no getting up, headi...
The Knit Kit I have seen the Knit Kit in yarn shops before. I never considered buying one, but today, I want to give you reasons to add this tool to your project bag. Imagine having the tools that you will need right at your ...
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Friday, no FOs, but a photo of things to come...
Summery fabric for project bags I am nearing the deadline and completion of my test knit; it has forced me to be monogamous and dedicated. As I sit and knit, I am thinking of the many topics I want to share with you. The Tools and Techniques page has me eag...
Summery fabric for project bags I am nearing the deadline and completion of my test knit; it has forced me to be monogamous and dedicated. As I sit and knit, I am thinking of the many topics I want to share with you. Th...
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Tools and Techniques
Needle gauges, Google If you search "Knitting Needle Gauges" on Google, this is what you'll see. I love searching images on Google. Type in any word and then select Images. The array before you can be so very interesting. Take a minute and go do this search...
Needle gauges, Google If you search "Knitting Needle Gauges" on Google, this is what you'll see. I love searching images on Google. Type in any word and then select Images. The array before you can be so very interesting. Tak...
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Tools and Techniques- Blocking
A Laundry Maid Ironing, Henry Robert Morland, imported from tate.org.uk Are you the type that enjoys ironing the perfect shirt, with starch and steam? Maybe you press your napkins and tablecloths, sheets and pillowcases with pride? Or... if you are of the m...
A Laundry Maid Ironing, Henry Robert Morland, imported from tate.org.uk Are you the type that enjoys ironing the perfect shirt, with starch and steam? Maybe you press your napkins and tablecloths, sheets and pillowcases with ...
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Works in Progress
Pattern: Clouds  by The Knit Cafe Toronto Yarn: S. Charles Collezione Ritratto, Grignasco Kid Seta on size 8 needle This pay-for pattern is another from the Knit Cafe of Toronto. I love how lightweight it is and the colors make me happy. I do love midnight ...
Pattern: Clouds by The Knit Cafe Toronto Yarn: S. Charles Collezione Ritratto, Grignasco Kid Seta on size 8 needle This pay-for pattern is another from the Knit Cafe of Toronto. I love how lightweight it is and the colors mak...
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Making Monday, What to Do When You Didn't Buy Enough Yarn
Clouds On this Making Monday post, I want to share a strategy for finding skeins when you have underestimated the amount needed for a project, or as a way to catch great deals on yarns.  I find it to be an effective way to buy yarns that might be discontinu...
Clouds On this Making Monday post, I want to share a strategy for finding skeins when you have underestimated the amount needed for a project, or as a way to catch great deals on yarns.  I find it to be an effective way to bu...
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Making Monday, My First Test Knit
Swatching for Poppy Fields I participated in my first test knit over the past three weeks. The designer, Kristen TenDyke , had posted an invitation on her Facebook feed. I figured it would be an interesting learning experience. I underestimated how much I w...
Swatching for Poppy Fields I participated in my first test knit over the past three weeks. The designer, Kristen TenDyke, had posted an invitation on her Facebook feed. I figured it would be an interesting learning experience...
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A Circle of Stitches, an LYS in Salem, Mass.
Image imported from Circle of Stitches.com I love to visit LYSs, Local Yarn Shops. I especially love supporting indie dyers, patterns and designs, and anything made in the US. I have become less reluctant to spend money on items that others might deem too p...
Image imported from Circle of Stitches.com I love to visit LYSs, Local Yarn Shops. I especially love supporting indie dyers, patterns and designs, and anything made in the US. I have become less reluctant to spend money on it...
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Making Monday, July 6, 2015
Making Monday Making Monday is a meme I saw once and I like the idea of it. Tools and Techniques Tuesdays, Works in Progress Wednesdays, Finished Objects Fridays , all of these can lend some structure and predictability to the blog. I would love to hear if ...
Making Monday Making Monday is a meme I saw once and I like the idea of it. Tools and Techniques Tuesdays, Works in Progress Wednesdays, Finished Objects Fridays, all of these can lend some structure and predictability to the...
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