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Another Cabled Hat

Don’t you just love cables? I sure do! I have no idea why either. I’ve made the Plaits and Pines hat before, so you may have see [...]

Promenade Scarf

What a GREAT free pattern! I had no idea how I could use up just 1 skein of bulky, and this turned out perfect. Mine is Malabrigo Mecha in P [...]

Myrna Mouse Goes to Dublin

Well, I did it. I finally made a toy and I am in LOVE with her. She traveled with me to visit family in Dublin and she’s hoping to go [...]

Holey Cocoa II!

This pattern is the Holey Cocoa! by Silvia da Silva which is my go-to for having an ‘around the town’ project in my purse. I add [...]

Baja Striped Shawl

This was a fun pattern and by the time you’re bored, you get to do some garter for speed, the the edging begins! Yarn held doubled thr [...]

Elf Shawl

This is the Radiance Shawlette pattern and I made it once before, but it was so small that I knew I wanted to try it again – but large [...]

Forest Canopy Shawl

I tried to make this shawl when I first started knitting and it was a bit too ambitious for my skills then but I really liked it so I kept i [...]

Floor Length Scarf

Makes a great loooong wrap or a very bulky scarf. FUN. This scarf used 1000+ yards of leftover Lion Brand Heartland from my Small Flower Bla [...]

Leather and Lace

I just can’t gift this one, I have too many things that will go with it. The yarn was a gift for a friend and it’s called ‘ [...]

Pinch Me

Just some pinches of cables in a delicious worsted weight wool. Just 2 skeins of Malabrigo Yarn Rios (dreamy) and this was a great project f [...]

All Washed Up

Various dishcloths for gifts and such. Patterns used: All Washed Up and Baby Fern Stitch Dishcloth [...]

Quiet time produces so much joy

In the last month I’ve made quite a few things. I was overwhelmed with work drama so I tuned out from everything – facebook and [...]

Finishing the Hugo Poncho

The Hugo Poncho is finished! This became a bit monotonous, as any large knit might. Thanks fully I was able to trek on since the yarn was so [...]

The Hugo Poncho

What a nice way to use up some old stash! Bought too much Malabrigo in 2008 – ‘Bout time I get to it! Found the Hugo Poncho, whi [...]

Irish Chevron Scarf

Back in Summer 2013, we visited Ireland and I found some souvenir yarns. I wanted a project where I was able to use them all but living in F [...]

Autumn Leaves Baby Sweater

I’ve made this a few times – LOVE the pattern. Great baby gift. I found the fabric covered buttons on Etsy at HowBeadyful and th [...]

French Cancan, CABLES!

LOVE cables and just about anything that has them. This pretty pattern was actually fun to make. About the time you’re bored with the [...]

Dishcloths on a train

I decided to try taking the train 2 days a week to school. I save $20 a day doing this. I can knit/crochet all I like Saves on the wear and [...]

Well Dressed Whiskey

We were headed to a grown-up’s birthday party, with whiskey in mind for our gift, but wanted to wrap it in a unique way. Found the Cab [...]

Duck Pond Scarf

I fell in love with Sheep Shop II (discontinued) wool when I first started to knit several years ago and faved this stitch pattern as well, [...]

Jovi Pink Puff Pullover

Who doesn’t like to look like a jolly pink elf for winter? It’s a pretty sweater, but my choice for the sleeves may look a littl [...]

Wedding Ishbel for Sarah

The Ishbel by Ysolda Teague is my go-to for special occasion gift shawls. Love this pattern. Before I know it, I’m at the lace section [...]

Lichen Fingerless Mitts

A pattern test for Medvssa on Ravelry. The wool is light weight, so the stitch pattern creates a dense fabric, yet they’re not cumbers [...]

Back home, safe and sound

I’m home from my recent trip north to visit my sister and her family. We had a nice time making paper craft tags and packaging for my [...]

Camp Loopy 2013 has ended for me

Yesterday I completed my Camp Loopy 2013 challenge. The Gaia cardigan in Cascade 200 superwash. The price is around $11 a skein, but for the [...]

The Gloomy Ulmus

I am a big fan of designs by Kirsten Kapur, and have several patterns, but I didn’t enjoy knitting this one. It looks nice, feels nice [...]

Ireland in the summer

We just returned from a bus tour and family visit in Ireland. People ask where we went, and it’s more like, where didn’t we go? [...]

Aqua Dolphin Cowl

Pretty yarn and a very nice pattern called My Dolphin Cowl. Love the picot hemmed edge, it’s worth the extra work. They scrumptious ya [...]

The Halyard Shawl

I can’t tell you how much fun I found this pattern. Between the color change yarn and the simple, but not boring pattern, I really enj [...]

Woof! Socks

A friend gifted me a sock pattern from Knit Picks that I just fell in love with (because my other friend designed it) but the problem was, I [...]

Shawl of Coins & Cables

LOVED this cabling pattern – very relaxing but not so much that it was boring. It was a free pattern on Elann.com, Coin Lace and Cable [...]

”Master gave Zoey clothing.”

It’s true – Zoey is a free house elf now! Since we moved the sofa away from the front window to make room for the Christmas tree [...]

Aqua Peasant Shawl

This was a project I hoped to make on a recent car trip we went on, but I was too car sick and nothing was helping this time. The yarn is Wo [...]

Camp Loopy Poject #2

Why did I pick a white yarn again? Hmmm…. Hope that’s not going to be a problem. The trick may be some colorful stitch markers t [...]

Uncommon Ground Hoodie (minus the hood)

This was a fun pattern, the Common Ground hoodie, and I chose Cascade 200 regular (yes, the felting kind because I live on the edge). I had [...]

Blooming

I enjoyed the Hemlock Ring so much, I couldn’t put it down – so it was done in a matter of days. Great pattern! Looks like you s [...]

Momijigari Shawl/Scarf

This long but narrow shawl I’ll probably use as a scarf. The pattern, Momijigari by Beth Kling, is pretty simple, but the stitch coun [...]

Happy Birthday Kristie

A Holden Shawlette for my lunch buddy in Malabrigo sock. The border is done with leftovers of the same yarn in similar colors. [...]

The Ladrada Shawl

Never having made a shawl from the edge up, I decided to give this one a go. This is the Ledrada Shawl by Mer Almagro made in Wollmeise. The [...]

Basketweave baby blanket

This is just a simple basket weave blanket for a co-worker, due in August. The yarn is Loops & Threads Snuggly Wuggly from Michaels in a [...]

Espresso Shawl

This is for me, the Holden Shawlette in Malabrigo sock inn a rich brown called Cordovan. I did some math before I began and extended the bod [...]

Denim Cardigan

This has to be the most practical sweater I’ve ever made and I can’t believe the pattern was free. Yes, a free pattern. It’ [...]

Solme Cowl test

Completed this morning a test of the Solme Cowl, soon to come out from Cindy Dell. I just love all the cables and how beautiful it looks in [...]

WHO has a new Kindle Cover?

Well, I almost do. I was working on a Kindle cover pattern test for someone, and once I completed that, I thought if I changed it a little, [...]

Christmas sweater completed :)

It’s done and I wore it already. It’s dreamy and bright enough to lead Santa’s sleigh! Best part – it’s even b [...]

Christmas gift making

Trying to get a head start on done winter mittens for Christmas. One more color to go. These are Wood hollow mittens in Cascade 220 super wa [...]

Tavernier Shawl

Going to a wedding in the Florida Keys in November, and found a great dress, but wanted a matching shawl. Love this pattern (Ishbel by Ysold [...]

Wood Hollow Mittens – Project #2

Camp Loopy continues and we’re about to start Project #2. My yarn arrived today and my receipt says my Trail Guide is Larry. Hope he&# [...]

Itty Bitty Baby Feet

A cousin asked if I would make socks for her soon-to-arrive baby. I honestly had nothing on the needles so how could I say no? They’re [...]

Transatlantic – Camp Loopy Project #1

After a good deal of persuasion, my knitting friend convinced me to join Camp Loopy for the summer. What a nice idea and I bet it’s a [...]

Palest Pink Shawl

This is the Holden Shawl knit in Isager yarn. I really, really want to make it again in something softer, but the color (dried plaster) is r [...]

MichBelle Shawl

The Ishbel pattern from Yosolda Teague knit in Malabrigo Sock (ochre/primavera). [...]

Happy Bearthday!

We have a new baby (one of several) arriving soon in my family. I’ve never met this cousin, but we found each other on Facebook, She n [...]

Pink Cardigan

Ta-da! Finished the Pretty in Pink cardigan started here. The feel of this sweater and color are great. I had to get a sweater shaver becaus [...]

Smoke Ring for Christmas

Flared Smoke Ring knit in Malabrigo lace in purple mystery for a Christmas gift. I really enjoy making this pattern. Only took @ half a skei [...]

Pretty in Pink

I’m casting on the Gemma cardigan (found at KnitPicks) but I have plans to change it some. I want typical raglan sleeves so I don̵ [...]

The Waltz Scarf

I started this scarf in a KAL with some friends and was using the wrong decrease for 298 rows! This is my do-over version. I hated to rip it [...]

Revontuli Shawl in Black & Red

This was a nice relaxing knit. I heard it was boring, but I found it to be nice while watching TV after the first section was completed. Too [...]

New sweater for the new job…

I landed a very nice new job, down the road and perfect hours. I know I’m a lucky duck with this crummy economy, so I’m very tha [...]

Chevron Scarf…

I’ve been working on the Chevron Scarf by Joelle Hoverson for a while and finally was able to cast off last night. I’m closing i [...]
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