Fall Fair Season

Where I live in PA, street fairs and farm shows are HUGE in the fall.  Streets are filled with rides, food, and throngs of people.  Parks are converted into tent cities full of animals, goods, and curiosities.  It’s a fun time.  One aspect of the farm show/fair idea is the competitions.  People can enter anything […]

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Cutting into my Knitting

I did something bad.  I cut into my knitted work and it wasn’t for steeks.  And I don’t regret it at all.  I got the final product I wanted out it, so I wasn’t all that naughty.  Most knitters, myself included, cringe at the thought of taking scissors to an FO.  In this case, I […]

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Intarsia: A Tale of Two Hearts

This past Friday I bought a book, which inspired me to learn intarsia.  So, Sunday I grabbed some straight 8’s and two colors of worsted weight yarn and dug in with minimal research.  I thought I had this figured out.  Nah, I’ll just skim over another book and see what they have to say, and […]

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Bob the Sweater

The weather gets warm and what do I do:  I knit a sweater!  Actually, it’s a summer sweater and made out of an acrylic/cotton blend. I like this sweater.  It’s called Bob and showed up in the Summer 2003 edition of Knitty.  I don’t know why it’s called Bob, but it is.  This took me […]

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Hat Overload

I am sick of knitting hats. It seems like everything I knit for my upcoming show is a hat.  That needs to stop. So, I’m focusing on other types of projects, such as notebook covers and coffee cup sleeves, stuff like that.  Oh, and trinket bags.  Just not hats. I’ll probably knit a chunky scarf […]

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When did I become a lace knitter?

So, I’ve noticed something lately when knitting.  I knit A LOT of simple lace.  The funny thing is that lace knitting sort of scares me with its intricate decreases, yarnovers, and charts.  Still, simple lace has become a way of knitting for me.  Is this a leap into complex lace?  Time will tell, I suppose.  […]

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Finished Shrug

I finished my little shrug!  And I wore it yesterday.  I really like it.  It’s a funky little sweater.  I probably should’ve knit it a size up, but it still fits, despite being a tad snug.  You can see the finished project here. I was pretty pleased with the workshop on Craftsy, though I did […]

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One Skein Shrug Week One

Contrary to the results of my poll, I’ve decided to knit a shrug.  Keep in mind, though, I am caught up on my small stuff, so it’s time for another garment!  A quick-ish shrug seems like a good thing to do, especially since I was accepted in Craftsy’s workshop with Stefanie Japel called “One Skein […]

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The Small Stuff

My little poll on the right hand side there seems to point overwhelmingly, though votes were few, to catching up on small stuff.  And I have been.  Here’s what I’ve caught up on:  I’ve finished a baby hammock prop for a friend and fellow photographer, a pair of fingerless mitts for a person from where […]

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