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Doris Formby
Knitting Teacher and Designer
Knitting Teacher and Designer

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Knitting and Beyond
Earlier this month was my 35th Wedding Anniversary Which better way to say "I love you" than making something?!   When you make a gift, it becomes much more than the thing to use or wear.   So, I made a pair of socks, but not just one pair, rather two pairs...

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Steeking with Ann Budd
Last Friday I took a class with Ann Budd Let me start by introducing Ann to you. Here is a fun interview with Ann Budd for those of you who are not quite familiar with her work. This was just earlier this year.  The interview starts at about 45 minutes into...

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With the warmer weather finally here, I could do one of my favorite things to greet the Summer: Put my heavier Winter sweaters away and bring out the cotton and linen tops. There are a few tops I am especially looking forward to wearing as I only finished t...

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Socks, Slippers and Friendships
I have a nice array of colorful washcloths/ dishcloths for Charity and as gifts.  As I was knitting them up, I thought that it would be lovely to make cotton slippers for the family.  So, my dear husband suggested to make pairs for his sister and sister-in-...

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FINISHED!!! (135)
The Building Blocks Shawl by Stephen West  I have been working on for the shop is finished!!!!     Go to ravelry to read the time-line and in-depth notes:  BUILDING BLOCKS These are the four yarns I used: Knitting Garage Sock Yarn, color Purple Pop   Madeli...

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. . I have been knitting some washcloths for charity as well as gifts. As you may know, I am always happy to figure out a way to eliminate a step especially in the finishing instructions. Let me show you how I finish the last two steps ( binding off and

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A short hello (#133)
Today I just want to share a few projects I finished since my last post.   YOKED CARDIGAN by Hannah Fettig This is a cute and quick knit, a perfect gift for a new Mom.  A couple of weeks ago someone helped out at the shop who is expecting her first baby, so...

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May is for Makeovers and New Beginnings SWEATER CLINIC No matter if you call it a sweater, jumper or pullover,
sometimes it is time to change the style or fit.  I recently changed the neckline on a favorite sweater.   It seems that ever so often I look at m...

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Spring is for Make-overs
My latest knitterly Makeover of a Summer Sweater No matter if you call it a sweater, jumper or pullover, sometimes it is time to change the style or fit.  Read to the end of this post for my offer to help you with your sweater. This Spring I tackled my Lalo...

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WooHoo, I am ready for Summer (#131)
  My Caesura Tuck by Asa Tricosa When I choose this pattern, I was ready to try something different AND I wanted to make some headway using up stash yarn. By doubling two lace weight yarns, I got just the right weight and a whole new look. I had purchased t...
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