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Shetland Mittens… Starting Over!

Well mitten #1 is complete, but I’m not happy with it.  I’ve re-designed it and re-charted it and am ready to start re-knitting it.  I think I have EXACTLY enough of the “Dewdrop” colourway left to make 2 mittens, based on what my scale says I used for the first mitten. Things that didn’t work: 1. I don’t like the …

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Rouge Sheep and Shetland Sheep

Well now that Niagara Snow is done (and I didn’t think that would be possible)… What’s coming up next?  I don’t want to lose momentum, so I am diving straight into my next pattern write-up. The Rouge Sheep: These designs name themselves… I’m not fully responsible for these name choices. This is another 3/4 length coat, in Knitpicks City Tweed …

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Next in the Lauren Series…

Remember the original post about the Back-to-School sweater, here?  Well here is the conclusion!  It was done just in time for the first few weeks of cold weather back in early October, much to my surprise.  I have a star trek marathon to thank for a lot of the knitting time:)  My husband and I decided the star trek marathon …

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A First Cowl

As promised, here is more detail on the Sky Braid Cowl.  It is laceweight, 100% cashmere, from Sericin Silkworks.  I wanted a cowl of large, loose folds, with a tidy braided edge.  I restarted this pieace 3 times (after knitting 6″ of it) before settling on the result below.  I had to consult Victorian Lace Today twice, to remind myself on how …

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What’s in the Basket Now…

Well it’s been awhile, but my day job took over, and I really miss my cat So since I’m always interested in other peoples’ knitting baskets, I thought I would post mine: There’s a pale blue cotton hoodie in Lang Denim there, waiting for crocheted button loops, and buttons.  There’s my fleece artist zambezi mohair skein in the back corner.  …

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Kitchener Knitter’s Fair 2013

I don’t really need more yarn… but I recently discovered mandel and instantly craved one of these sweaters.  No matter how big my stash gets I never seem to have the right yarn for the right pattern at the right time!  In this case… I was missing a drapey DK.  I have some good DK’s in sweater quantities, but none …

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Rouge Sheep on Lake Huron

And the Rouge Sheep progresses! Where better to add a few rows, than a weekend on Lake Huron, in St. Joseph’s with my oldest friend, her husband and 1.5 babies, …and MY husband and stepdaughter. Left front, and half of the right front is complete.  Knitpicks City Tweed HW is mysteriously enjoyable to knit.  Every time I pick this up, …

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Swatching for Back to School

Knitpicks Biggo, we meet again. My step-daughter loves this sweater‘s sheepy-cozy awesomeness, so I have agreed to make her her own.  I have tried to incorporate a few elements that she likes in sweaters: stripes hood turquoise and purple squishiness It is very fortunate that we like the same colours, as this will make the project that much more enjoyable …

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Knitpicks Wool of The Andes Superwash

When I heard Knitpicks was launching a machine washable version of one of my favourite wools… Wool of the Andes… I rushed out and bought some.  My stepdaughter gives me a perfect excuse to buy colours that I would not normally buy for myself, but would still like to knit with.  Which brings us to Grass”, “Columbine”, and “Marina”.  These …

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Summer Knitting

The patterns are still coming, they really are! The past year was consumed with work, garden and getting married! Today is the last day of our honeymoon (spent at home: the best kind!,) and I spent it the same way anyone would – knitting and designing! Here are a few previews of patterns to come.  The first are the Stepmother …