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Sometimes the most benign type of exercise is the type that you don’t even realize you should be grumpy about because it’s a side benefit of something else enjoyable. That’s how I feel about my recent felting projects. The washing machines in the basement of my apartment building don’t get hot enough to really felt [...]

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My stitch marker exchange pal sent me this lovely sock yarn this week, Wildfoote from Brown Sheep. My first thought for a project for these was men’s socks for Rob, something cabley. But when I showed him potential cabled sock patterns, he told me that cable knit socks look feminine to him. Couldn’t the lines [...]

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It only took me 2 months to knit the ankle of a worsted weight sock! Amazing…? I finally managed to finish off the long-neglected second Red Dwarf Sock, and they do make a lovely pair. It’s so funny how project excitement works… I knit the first sock in a day or two, and then when [...]

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This week I’m pleased to share one of the newest additions to my stash, Handspun Camel yarn from the Snow Leopard Trust. Ladies and gents, this is what happens when a website offers free shipping if you spend just a little bit more! I really love the natural variance in the undyed shades of the [...]

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Introducing Berocco Hip-Hop, a 100% wool thick-and-thin destined to become felted Hot Out of the Oven mitts for my sister’s new place. I ordered this yarn sight-unseen, and I’m quite pleased with it! Abby asked very descriptively for “Blue,” but I think this colorway takes blues to a new height. It’s a visually pleasing yarn [...]

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