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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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Fair Isle Concept Development

If you like fair isle and you like knitpicks you are most likely familiar with the drool-worthy centrefold that comes in most Knitpicks catalogues: I have been struggling for some time to come up with the best way to choose fair isle colour schemes.  I’ve played with excel… and with copying colour swatches off of websites…  All too slow and …

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Back to Fair Isle

Now that Christmas is over I can post pictures of the gifts I made, without giving away the surprise to the recipients. First off is the ‘Abies Dickey’.  My dad wears dickies to keep his neck and chest warm when he is working outside in the winter.  Thankfully he is one of the few males I can knit for, that …

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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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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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Preview of the Rouge Sheep

Remember the cream cabled cardigan, affectionately known as Sheep1?  (Probably not, but that’s ok.) I was immensely disappointed with some aspects of this cardigan, but I’ve learned a lot since then (2 years) and have decided that the cable motif is too good to waste.  So Sheep1 will be re-born… as the Rouge Sheep.  Using a favourite, Knitpicks City Tweed …

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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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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 …