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Block Party

Yarn Harlot - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 21:28

Back from a whirlwind trip to Oregon and the Knot Another Fiber Festival, and not only did I have a very good time working there, I inexplicably got a ton of knitting done. Maybe it was just the flight there and the flight back, but I finished almost everything I was hoping I would. Elliot’s sweater pieces are all finished, and blocking. (I block before I do the making up.  I know that’s not at all in vogue, but it really gives me the best results. I’ll block it again after the sewing is done and the buttonband and collar are on. I’ve conducted an experiment or ten and really, all the knitting books weren’t lying when they said this is the order of operations. It’s a really great little sweater, I’m not going to give in to laziness now.)

I got all the ends (finally, I know) woven in on Russell Street, and that’s had a bath too..

I even managed to bang out a pair of socks… Although those aren’t blocked. They’ll do fine when I find the feet they fit.

(Pattern: I made it up on a plane. Yarn: Must Stash Yarns, colourway:  Not all who wander are lost.)

I even got to start a new pair of socks, but…

That will teach me to cast on late at night on a plane, in the dark.  I’d feel worse about it if I didn’t know the truth, which is that knitting destroys your ability to count reliably, even to small numbers.  I’ll concentrate really hard today, and see if I can make it to sixty-six.

Happy May Day.

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April: Book Reviews

Knitted Bliss - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 11:00

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And just like that, April is done! Here are 6 of my favourite reads from the past month. If you have an recommendations, I’d love to know about them- I’m always looking for new books, especially fiction. I usually reserve recommendations at the library to check them out. Let me know in the comments! Best

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Modification Monday: Color Craving

Knitted Bliss - Mon, 04/30/2018 - 11:00

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Original Pattern: Hedgerow Knitter Extraordinaire: Liz (Ravelry ID) Mods: After steeking the cardigan and trying it on, the yoke didn’t fit properly. Liz cut off the yoke, and knitted a circular cabled yoke instead. Info can be found on her project page, here. What Makes This Awesome: Talk about making lemonade from lemons! Imagine you

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Non-knitting travel is greatly over-rated

Knitting to Stay Sane - Sun, 04/29/2018 - 22:22
HI THERE. My friends, it has been a winter. Not the worst winter ever, but definitely one filled with cold and ice and its fair share of colds and minor illnesses. While I’m never in a hurry to get to the heat of summer (If it could top out at like 28C and then dip […]
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April loves...

My Sister's Knitter - Sun, 04/29/2018 - 16:12
Hello loves! Yarn~ BAERENWOLLE BAERfoot in the color Lucy in the sky with diamonds Book~ You by Caroline Kepnes Tea~ Yogi Kombucha Green Tea. Here we are- we made it to another weekend! Well done us.:) It is going to be an amazing day, do you know how I know?... Andi
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Pin Ups and Link Love: My Favourite Things This Week

Knitted Bliss - Fri, 04/27/2018 - 11:00

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My Favourite Articles and Links This Week Biblioburro: The donkey library of Columbia. A really sweet 4-minute video, if you have a moment to watch it. How to change careers, according to 3 women who did it. You have 100 blocks of time in a day. How do you want to spend those blocks? This

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What Every Knitter Needs

Knitting | Work in Progress - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 19:36
With Herlacyn blocked and officially in the FO ranks, I decided to turn some of the scraps and leftovers into the one thing every knitter needs.

 

A new pair of spring-weight mitts worked in a warm gradient ...


 that just happens to match her new favorite afghan.



Goofy? Yes, but it was fun to crank out a fast, easy project that also helped put a dent (however small) in my growing pile of leftovers. And every now and then, what a knitter really needs is a touch of whimsy.



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Reviewing my knitting goals...

My Sister's Knitter - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 15:17
Happy Sunday! Yarn~ Fondant Fibre Superwash Polwarth in the color Harmony. Drink~ Green Monster Smoothie. While I am not one for New Year's resolutions, I do think it is a good time to set some knitting goals. One thing I really wanted to focus on in 2018 was to participate... Andi
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Modification Monday: Foxy Lady

Knitted Bliss - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 11:00

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Original Pattern: Foxy lady genser  Knitter Extraordinaire: Kristin (Ravelry ID, blog) Mods: Eliminated the colour-blocked stripes from the yoke, and adjusted the length to be more cropped.Details can be found on her project page, here. What Makes This Awesome: Simplifying a pattern is an amazing way to make one or two standout details really pop.

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Making me happy in my knitting world...

My Sister's Knitter - Sun, 04/15/2018 - 15:14
Hello, loves! What a lovely week filled with hours of knitting time, a bit of cooking and reading. One of those weeks where you think to yourself there is so much to love in this little virtual knitting community in which I reside. So much to be grateful for, to... Andi
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Pin Ups and Link Love: My Favourite Things This Week

Knitted Bliss - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 11:00

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My Favourite Articles and Links This Week 4 ways to fit decluttering into your schedule, no matter what. On finding friends who are like-hearted, rather than like-minded. This is exactly how I feel about spring, too – My least favourite season. I have a fear of operating rooms (more specifically, I’m terrified of being operated

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