Slipping From My Brain

Ever completely forget something you’ve done a million times?  My brain decided it did not remember how to make a slipknot this morning.  I’m made TONS of them while casting on knitting and crochet projects. I’m not sure what happened.  Perhaps it’s the new fake nails I put on last night.  Perhaps I was thinking […]

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Knitting Blankets

It’s weird.  Right now, I’m into knitting blankets.  Not just square blankets, but ones shaped like kites or like a rhombus.  I knit one for Allie, and I just completed one for myself last night.  Found in the Knitting for Dummies book, this pattern is excellent TV knitting.  It has a garter stitch border with […]

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It Fits!!

I actually knit myself something that isn’t overly huge.  And I’m proud of it.  It’s the Cotton Candy Stripes shrug found in the Summer issue of Love of Knitting.  I just picked up the magazine at a local grocery store and thought it had some nice projects in it.  This one seemed perfect.  Here, is […]

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Another baby on the way!

My cousin Carl and his girlfriend Katie are expecting!  That’s two new baby girls for the family. I finished a small gift of a hat and booties set for the baby last night.  I used a soft and silky Red Heart yarn and the set knit up pretty fast.  I finished both booties in one […]

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Owl Puff

I knit an owl tonight!  I actually did for a group at Ravelry, Hogwarts at Ravelry.  You guessed, I’m a closet Harry Potter nerd. I’m only now reading the books.  I’m on the fifth on in the series, “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.”  It’s a bit dragging, but is picking up.  Overall, […]

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Emerald Isle Headband

I love emerald green, and was very happy when Pantone named it the color of 2013.  I’m a big fan!  I have green shirts in this shade, and I even have emerald green Chuck Taylors.  So, when Kollabora had another one of their Friday Challenges featuring this color, I grabbed my needles and ran with […]

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Another WIP….done!

Yay!  I completed the Wingspan scarf I started late last summer!  I think a big part of why this one went wayside was the yarn.  I used some weird novelty yarns, and some Lion Brand Amazing that I had left over from a previous project.  It looks…interesting. It’s a strange combination of textures, I will […]

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Four Projects Down! But…..

I got four orphaned projects done this weekend, three of which I found, but two only needed finishing work, and the third, I needed to finish the rest of of the project and finish it, but it was small.  Here’s what I did. Shells:  I had knit a bunch of theses shells, and got burnt […]

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Works In Progress: Update One

Yay!  I finished my lacy poncho!  It’s done!  But, I found another project that I had completely forgotten about in my one project bag. I had started this scarf as cables practice back in October/September.  I had started it over because I was doing the cables incorrectly.  So, I did that.  And never finished the […]

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Yipes! Stripes!

I was bored last Friday night. I turned to surfing the Internet, and my browsing came across Kollabora on Twitter. They had a teaser up about a Friday Challenge. It was Friday. I needed a challenge, so I hopped over to their blog entry. The challenge? Black and white stripes! I love the classic look […]

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