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March slump

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 16:07
Knitter friends, do you experience a pre-spring slump? I have noticed this about my knitting activity in the last few years – I knit feverishly from November to February and then by the time March hits it’s like the enthusiasm has dulled to a hum. I’m still knitting, still have projects I want to finish, […]
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No dust on these needles

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 16:41
The year 2016 saw me finishing my epic sock yarn granny square blanket, which let me tell you I am glad to have finished and draped over my couch. It’s an awesome thing to have completed. The downside of this epic pursuit is that in 2016 I finished very little else of significance. I did […]
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Finished object: Smoky Lake cardigan

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 20:44
Finishing a sweater, with time to spare to wear it in the current winter season, is a pretty awesome thing, my pals. I cast off this guy a couple of days ago and after a wash and generous blocking/drying time (bulky wool does take its time to dry), it was ready for the final step […]
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The view from the almost-finished line

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 20:07
So, whenever there is an unseasonably warm spell during the middle of winter, you know how there are some people who complain that it doesn’t really feel like winter when it’s so warm and there’s no snow? Friends, I am one of those jerks. I am the asshole who hates to see +7C and mud […]
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Book giveaway, and onwards

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 20:10
Thanks everyone for your lovely comments on the Tudor Roses book in my last post. I’m back to say we have a giveaway winner – Congratulations, Vera, you’ve got a message waiting for you in your email. I drew random number #97 and this corresponded to your posted comment. Thank you everyone for your draw […]
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Book review and giveaway: Tudor Roses

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 22:02
Friends, are you – like me, currently – in need of something new and pretty to look at? Well, allow me to present to you the recently re-released Tudor Roses by Alice Starmore. Have you all heard of Alice Starmore? Well, if you have not, boy howdy are you in for a treat. A crazypants […]
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Finished, in progress, and not quite started

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 17:57
We’ve arrived at another January Friday, and around these parts it is still chilly (though a bit on the rainier side of chilly, and admittedly I would prefer to be on the snowy side), and still very much wool season for me. I’m pleased to report that my Exeter cardigan is finished and only needs […]
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Peak sweater season

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 16:57
Friends, this right now is 100% my favourite time of year for knitting. It’s just after Christmas, which means holiday knitting has passed, and selfish knitting time is fully welcomed. If you live in the chillier parts of the Northern Hemisphere, as I do, this is also the perfect time for sweater knitting. If you […]
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And a wooly new year

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 15:59
Greetings and happiest new year wishes, my knitting blog reader friends! I hope that you are returning from a restful holiday time, and that even if you have not, that you still have some delightful knitting on the needles to look forward to. I am luckily experiencing both of these things, as I had a […]
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New pattern: Macoun

Fri, 12/16/2016 - 20:09
My current cardigan knitting is bopping along this week – it’s not as far along as I had hoped it would be at this point, but it’s getting there – but before I come back to that I have to show you a design of mine that is now out in the world today! This […]
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This is why we swatch

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 17:09
Did I say my swatch was going to be a quick one? Ah how optimistic. Actually swatching generally is fairly quick when you’re working with bulky weight yarn, but I do kid myself to think I’ll just get away with one. We do this thing to ourselves in knitting world where we include gauge references […]
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A quick swatch to take the edge off

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 19:21
Swatches, am i right? Either you love them, hate them, or form a grudging kind of respect for them. Which ever way you look at them, they are a persistent part of our knitting life. I’ve written before about my increasing levels of admiration for swatches as I’ve become a more experienced knitter. They are […]
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