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Feb 28th, 2009 swaps, yarn p8rn fridays

I got today’s featured yarn in a swap package… further evidence that indeed good things come in small packages. The Debbie Bliss Pure Silk comes in cute little 50g hanks, and they are luscious. Very, very shiny and soft. I like this sort of sagey minty color, too. It’s green, so it’s definitely still within my comfort zone, and if it’s mint– that’s a flavor…

plain pretty

Feb 25th, 2009 knitting, spinning

Over the weekend I finished knitting my handspun scarf, but I won’t call it a finished project just yet because it still needs a good blocking. Still, I took plenty of “before” pictures for you! Just look at all that texture: I want to block this with the full soak-and-stretch method, because I’m hoping to increase the stitch definition and really make the pattern pop….

Skyline Mittens

Feb 22nd, 2009 knitting, patterns

Check it out– the Skyline Chilly blog now has its very own signature knitting pattern: the Skyline Mittens. This stranded colorwork project calls for two colors of Malabrigo worsted, a yarn you will surely enjoy working with as you create the perfect pair of hip handwarmers. Enjoy all the fun of knitting colorwork, without the repetitiveness of traditional motifs. Your hands will be as hip…

motif of the week

Feb 22nd, 2009 motif monday

The little penguin button at the top will take you to a brand new feature that I will update every Monday: “Motif of the Week.” These are original colorwork motifs, charted by me and offered up for free for your knitting/crochet/crafty pleasure. I plan to work up some tutorials on ways to incorporate these motifs into your own projects. Basically, you can use these charts…

pleased as punch

Feb 22nd, 2009 crafts, crochet, knitting, other, patterns

In honor of the two-year anniversary of this blog, I am pleased as punch to announce the brand new Skyline Chilly website! If you generally read my posts through a feed reader, please do take a minute to click through to my site and have a look around. Rob has been working really hard to get this site redesigned from scratch, and I’m really proud…