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Archive for November, 2008

If you’ve been reading here for a long time, you probably know by now that I love texture, often judging yarns & their fabrics by their feel over their color, and also that I’m interested in less-ordinary animal fibers: camel, possum, and – in this case – bunnies. It’s no wonder then that I am [...]

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Since my finishing jag has cleaned up all my small works-in-progress, I got to start a new pair of socks to be my carry-along project, while my bigger projects await my efforts at home. I chose Wendy Johnson’s Costa Socks, because the diagonal lines are so visually striking, and because it’s such a nice use [...]

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I did it again… I started a quickie project that was fun to knit, instead of working on older items that need dedication & completing. I used the Sheep & Wool hat pattern, because I knew the colorwork would be fun, and these days I am just loving the look of Noro stripes and a [...]

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As promised, another “finished object” post, and another project whose fiddly, boring knitting is well outweighed by satisfaction with the completed items. I knitted these gloves for Rob, who is usually frustrated by the poor fit and loss of dexterity from various types of mass-produced gloves or mittens. He’s got big hands! –and he’s also [...]

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Today’s feature has been in my stash for a few months now, ever since a yarn foray to Three Bags Full in Northbrook, IL. Some coworkers and I went up there for the sole reason that we hadn’t been to that shop before, and I absolutely could not resist purchasing this Jade Sapphire Lacey Lamb [...]

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