Tag Archive: 50mm

Cumberland

…And just before the deadline for the Brooklyn Knitfolk Hipster KAL, I finished my Cumberland.  I love it.  The end. You wish I was that brief.  No, I have to post too many photos and lots of “loves” and “reallys”.  At least I kno…

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Heritage

Heritage, designed by Alina Schneider, is complete!  Stitches were ripped and compromises made, but I did it and the fit is perfect.  Like the other designs I have knitted from Alina, this pattern was very well written.  And the finished…

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Saguaro Blossom Hat

The last hat I indulged in during the Any Hat KAL is the Saguaro Blossom Hat by Anne Podlesak.  I found this pattern in her Free Spirit Knits book, during an Interweave sale,  Have you seen the patterns from this book?  I am amazed …

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When your pom pom has a life of it’s own, you know it’s the correct size.

Now, my regular blogging can begin.  Now, that all of the hurricane clean-up/ moving my daughter is finished.  Now that I have completed my first week as a BSF CL (doesn’t that sound important?) and feel more confident.  Now that I am ba…

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A Long Journey, Literally

Something…something got finished for the Summer Sweater Knit-Along through all of this vacation, then hurricane, craziness.  I didn’t think it would happen when I had to frog my Heritage, but I picked my Journey back up.  Who would’ve thoug…

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Gathered Around Me

I’m still working on my Marley shawl, but my Gather, another Andrea Mowry design, is now complete.  It isn’t easy to stand outside in a wool/ linen shawl right now.  It’s not easy to stand outside, period.  I toughed it out for…

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The Orri Shawl

I am fresh from family vacation, where I had no connection with the outside world for about 2 weeks.   It wasn’t the kind of vacation that’s all about relaxing.  It was more the making up for lost time kind of trip,and it was really good. &nb…

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Waterrock

Let me start by saying these photos are kind of the pits.  Ocean spray, as in the ferry- not the juice, got on my lens and it wouldn’t cooperate the rest of the day. Waterrock, by Jennifer Kelley of Appalachian Knits, is the perfect summer project…

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Kinton Tee

My daughter and I took a little day trip to Galveston as, sort of, an in-case-you-move-soon thing.  I didn’t want the summer to get away from us and miss an opportunity for some quality time.  Of course, I also pressured her to take photos of…

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Baby Granny Stripe Blanket

I guess I can post this blanket now that it’s been gifted and the recipient has been born.  It made me so happy to think of the loving home she would grow up in as I worked on this blanket.  I was also excited that her parents loved it becaus…

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Feyre

I could knit Feyre again.  And again.  It was that satisfying.  I was imitating the sample, knit in Brooklyn Tweed’s Newsprint.  I think the Patons Classic Aran and Dark Grey Marl colorways gave mine a similarly graphic look. &…

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Julia Sweater

I don’t know what happened.  I slipped this big sweater over my head and next thing I knew it was like the last 26 years were a dream.  What?  I’m 17 again, wearing guys’ sweaters with baggy… everything?Friends, I knit the biggest, sim…

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Find Your Fade

I wasn’t always comfortable with trusting my instincts, and I don’t just mean when knitting a piece of clothing.  Sometime, within the last several years, I have shrugged off the cloak of doubt that doused my impulses.  I still consider and l…

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Whatever I Feel Like I Wanna Do, Gosh!

Napoleon said it best.  That’s going to be me this year, and not just when it comes to crafting. I found my Fade.  From top left, clockwise: Madelinetosh- Reindeer, Knit Picks Stroll- Raven, Tanis Fiber Arts- Too Tartan, Madelinetosh- Chickor…

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Speckled Space Socks

I finished this pair of Speckled Space Socks that make me think of Viper Pilots’ Wings about a week ago, then immediately cast on for pairs 11 and 12.  On a deadline here for Box o Sox.  So let me tell you about them, because I know…

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So Many Socks

I fought the urge to add a blech to the post title because I wouldn’t want to make it seem as though there was anything wrong with the pattern or yarn I used.  They are completely perfect, really.  I love Gynx Yarns self-striping.  She i…

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Fireside Pullover and Almost Camping

Remember how I dealt with envy when reading Within?  Well, I now have part of the makings of an outdoorsy, campfire, cozy story of my own.  This is Jane Richmond’s Fireside Pullover.  Love!Once I had my sweater finished, I planned to wea…

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Goldfinch in Targhee

I’m unusually proud of this shawl.  Maybe because I didn’t play it safe in my color choices.  The mix of these colors may be a no big deal to you guys, but for me to buy them online, in an indie-yarn, specifically for this shawl was a little …

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Proud Owner of a Campside

It is exactly a year since I cast on, but I did finish my Campside shawl, by Alicia Plummer.  You know what I’ll say next, things like “love”, lots of “really”s, and maybe an “interest” or two.  I can’t help it, I’m almost always excited abou…

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I Love Lisette

I truly do.  Libby, of Truly Myrtle, is always cooking up some great design and Lisette is one of her newest.  I love it. It’s taken me too long to post about it.  First, it was a secret test knit, so I couldn’t.  Then, when it was …

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Reindeer

This cardigan is a very special project to me.  It was designed by one of my knitting friends, Alina Schneider.  You may know her better as Giftofknitting on Ravelry and Instagram.  This was her first sweater design and has been in my “T…

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Wildflowers and Honeycomb

This is Wildflowers and Honeycomb by Olivia Villereal.  You may know her as This Handmade Life on instagram and Ravelry.  Yes, it’s that Olivia, the one whose crafty photos always seem like the softest, most serene place to curl up and knit f…

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Canyon

I started Canyon , by Mel Ski, earlier this summer on a day trip to Galveston Island with my daughter and her husband.  It sounds so idyllic… being on the isle… finding shells… knitting the hours away next to clear blue water. Reality w…

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Hydrangea Socks

This is my project for Regina’s Floralong in her Hydrangea Garden colorway.   I cannot get enough of watching these colors interact with each other as I add each round.  I think I’ve said it before, but it makes me think of all the colors of …

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I Heart Bees

I can’t believe I haven’t posted this finished pair of socks that I test knit for Vanessa Townley of Kill to Craft.  It’s been a busy few weeks of boy scout activities and youth fundraisers, but here it is- the I Heart Bees pattern. This design hi…

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Dresden Beret

The Dresden Beret, from Tara-Lynn of Good Night, Day is destined to be my favorite winter hat.  I have a lot of hats, so that’s saying something. I loved working up a no-frills, clean beret.  It’s a type of hat I have never knit before. &nbsp…

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May Cardigan

I almost didn’t finish this on time for the Tops, Tanks, and Tees Knit-along.  To be honest, it wasn’t blocked and ends weren’t woven by midnight, but as far as I’m concerned it is finished. Meet May, everyone.  It’s that Bristol Ivy des…

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Zelda

Glorious, isn’t it?  This shawl design was so interesting to me that I signed on to test it, even though I had told myself no more testing and such until all of my works-in-progress were finished.   Well, they’re not, but Zelda is.  It’s…

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Springtastic

Guys, I just knit the most textured, cabledy socks I’ve ever seen.  They’re Stefanie Goodwin-Ritter’s Springtastic Socks.  Ah, my need to make something “more” has been completely satisfied.  The lower cuff also meant I could f…

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Thing to Wear Cardigan and Process Vs Product

This is my Thing to Wear Cardigan, by Allyson Dykhuizen, from Holla Knits Winter 2015.  You know, the one with the knitted Fair Isle Pants.  It’s kimono-inspired, graphic, and a completely interesting knit. It was also my first time to use Ma…

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