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Knitting, crafting, and all-round awesomeness. 2019-12-23T04:21:21Z
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Modification Monday: Terre-Mer

Mon, 12/23/2019 - 11:00

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Original Pattern: Terre Mer  Knitter Extraordinaire: Estelle (Ravelry Profile, blog) Mods: While the pattern has options for a short (finished sweater is cropped) and long version of the stranded design, Estelle made modifications to have the short version of the stranded design and lengthened the body. She also added twisted stitch ribbing below the stranded

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Link Love: My Favourite Things This Week

Fri, 12/20/2019 - 11:00

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My Favourite Articles and Links This Week If you love Christmas AND books, then these best Christmas scene in English literature will probably be your cup of tea. A gentle PSA for all of us- when was the last time you washed your gloves / mittens? Because, yuck. Reflecting on those that help you get

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Modification Monday: Dragonscale Armor

Mon, 12/16/2019 - 18:17

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Original Pattern: Imoogi: Dragon Poncho  Knitter Extraordinaire: Meaghan (Ravelry Profile) Mods: Took the stitch design from the poncho and applied it to a bottom up, circular yoke sweater recipe. Details can be found on her project page, here. What Makes This Awesome: It’s easy to get caught up in how jaw-dropping this sweater is, but

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Link Love: My Favourite Things This Week

Fri, 12/13/2019 - 13:46

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My Favourite Articles and Links This Week 15 ways to improve your mood– so many great ideas on this list, with 1-minute, 10-minute and 30-minute fixes. These gorgeous, incredible metallic fabrics are made from recycled VHS video! The incredible art produced by the prisoners of Japanese Internment camps during WWII. Instagram’s policies around photos of

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Modification Monday: Klaralund

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 11:00

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Original Pattern: Klaralund Knitter Extraordinaire: Mary (Ravelry Profile) Mods: Left off the sleeves from the original pattern. Details can be found on her project page, here. What Makes This Awesome: If it never gets cold enough for big wool sweaters, what’s a knitter to do? Especially a knitter living somewhere warm. like Texas? Mary decided

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Link Love: My Favourite Things This Week

Fri, 12/06/2019 - 11:00

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My Favourite Articles and Links This Week An excellent list of ideas for gratitude that are small, easy, and oh-so-effective. Is it self care or self sabotage? 15 things to stop giving a sh*t about. Air travel and climate change- frequent flying is a part of the problem. I hate flying- the whole industry seems

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Modification Monday: Almost Metropolis

Mon, 12/02/2019 - 11:00

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Original Pattern: Metropolis  Knitter Extraordinaire: Michelle (Ravelry Profile) Mods: Changed the shaping to be A-line, worked a turned edging instead of ribbing at the hem, cuffs and neckline- and worked a keyhole back to the neckline, where the turtle is, of course absent. Also added side seams for stability. Great details are on her project

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Link Love: My favourite Things This Week

Fri, 11/29/2019 - 11:00

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It’s a huge shopping blitz this weekend- and I’m having a Black Friday sale too! All my patterns are 50% off with the code knittedbliss. No limit, use as many times as you like before end of day on Monday, December 2nd. Shop patterns here! My Favourite Articles and Links This Week Looking for a

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Modification Monday: Cupcake Sweater

Mon, 11/25/2019 - 11:00

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Original Pattern: Anker Sweater Knitter Extraordinaire: Linda (Ravelry Profile) Mods: Instead of the ribbed yoke, Linda substituted some colourwork. She also added short rows to the body, and slight waist shaping, and of course the ribbed turtleneck. Full details are on her project page, here. What Makes This Awesome: Linda knit the original pattern before

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Link Love: My Favourite Things This Week

Fri, 11/22/2019 - 11:00

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My Favourite Articles and Links This Week 22 ideas of things you can make with your waffle iron. The fritatta one looks SO good! The unexpected joy of repeat experiences. This was a great article from the New York Times about how we derive more pleasure from repeating experiences than we might think. 101 ways

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Modification Monday: Light and Shadow

Mon, 11/18/2019 - 11:00

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Original Patterns: Sparkle Up and Rectangular Chevron Shawl  Knitter Extraordinaire: Katharina (Ravelry Profile) Mods: Katharina combined the Sparkle Up sweater with some eyelet chevron inspiration from a shawl, and then further customized the chevrons with double yarn overs, and eyelet stripes in between. You can read more great details on her project page, here. What

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Link Love: My Favourite Things This Week

Fri, 11/15/2019 - 12:54

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My Favourite Articles and Links This Week Here’s a great article about the rise of Netflix and Knit…maybe you’ll recognize the knitting instructor? This gorgeous textile art by Alexandra Kehayoglou is incredible, I’d love to see it in person. I thought this was cute- what is your winter personality? Mine is definitely cozy connaisseur. How

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Modification Monday: Margaret Tudor Top

Mon, 11/11/2019 - 11:00

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Original Pattern: Margaret Tudor Knitter Extraordinaire: Karianne (Ravelry Profile) Mods: Karianne loved the design, but not the fit, so she customized the charts on a fitted tee instead. Details can be found on her project page, here. What Makes This Awesome: This happens to us all eventually – you see a pattern, usually in some

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Link Love: My Favourite Things This Week

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 11:00

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My Favourite Articles and Links This Week This was such an interesting article- why you never see your friends anymore. The top ten worst plastic polluters in the world. These fantastic quotes have been tumbling in my brain all week. If you have been stumbling through this past week like I have (I hate daylight

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Modification Monday: Hufflepuff Ease

Mon, 11/04/2019 - 11:00

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Original Pattern: Ease Knitter Extraordinaire: Michelle (Ravelry profile) Mods: Michelle modified tee Ease pattern to be a Harry Potter inspired Hufflepuff house sweater, with the scoop neck version (no funnel neck) , added thumb holes to the sleeves and customized the sleeve decreases and stripes. Details can be found on her project page, here. What

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Link Love: My Favourite Things This Week

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 11:00

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My Favourite Articles and Links This Week What sounds do you love? This post, plus the reader comments are completely wonderful.  Whatever you are not changing… you are choosing. I love this idea- open up a ‘fun & bs’ account for weekend plans. How to keep in touch with friends and family all over the

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Link Love: My Favourite Things This Week

Fri, 10/25/2019 - 11:00

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My Favourite Articles and Links This Week People are reading entire books on Instagram?! Speaking of books, writers can apply to do a residency at Stephen King’s house in Bangor, Maine- what a neat idea! How to turn around a lousy, no-good day. Speaking of things kind of sucking, how to be okay with not

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Link Love: My Favourite Things This Week

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 11:00

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My Favourite Articles and Links This Week Tricks for avoiding impulse Shopping– because Target has total control over me (and so does Costco). Why is movie theatre popcorn so insanely expensive? A full explanation. Into healing crystals? Might want to check your karma and ask where those crystals are coming from. A great tip for

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Modification Monday: Endearment

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 11:00

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Original Patterns: Criollo and Endearment Knitter Extraordinaire: Sanna (Ravelry Profile) Mods: Sanna combined elements of both the Criollo and Endearment patterns, using the contiguous method for creating the top down set in sleeve. Details can be found on her project page, here. What Makes This Awesome: I love how Sanna combined different elements of the

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Modification Monday: Guthrie

Mon, 09/30/2019 - 11:00

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Original Pattern: Guthrie Knitter Extraordinaire: Allison (Ravelry Profile) Mods:  Knit a smaller size, Allison was getting a larger gauge with her swatch. Adjusted the neck, and adjusted the stitches for front and back to have more room in the front to accommodate a larger bust. Also used a twisted rib for cuff and hem. Great

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