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  • 24/30 Design and Dye

    30 Day Knitting Challenge Day 24: Have you ever made your own pattern or dyed your own yarn? How did it turn out? Yes to both. I have several patterns for sale on Ravelry and etsy, which all started with the Owl Honeycomb Blanket. That wasn’t actually my first pattern, just the first one I…

  • Gir Hat

    I’m interrupting my 30 days of knitting posts to write about an actual finished knit. I took a break from sweater purgatory, aka knitting sweater bodies in stockinette, to make my oldest son a hat. I haven’t knit hats for my boys in a very long time; one of my goals for this fall is…

  • 15/30 Least Favorite Pattern

    30 Day Knitting Challenge Day 15: What was your least favorite pattern and why? Oh dear; I hate to publicly dis anyone, especially someone’s creative endeavor, so I’m just not going to name the project or pattern. I needed a special pattern for some hand spun and decided this free lace shawl pattern would be perfect. I started the pattern…

  • 14/30 Worst Fiber or Yarn

    30 Day Knitting Challenge Day 14: What’s the worst yarn/fiber that you’ve worked with and why? Aside from Lion Brand Homespun, which is the worst and which I already complained about on Day 7, I’m going to call out two sock yarns: Knit Picks Risata (discontinued) and SWTC TOFUtsies. Risata sat in my stash for a…

  • 10/30 Favorite Pattern or Designer

    30 Day Knitting Challenge Day 10: Do you have a favorite pattern or designer?? Yes: I really love Carol Sunday‘s designs (her designer page on Ravelry is here). I’ve knit two of her patterns: Kelmscott and Old Town. I learned new knitting and garment construction techniques with both patterns. I liked Old Town so much…

  • 3/30 Other WIPs

    30 Day Knitting Challenge Day 3: Do you have any other WIPs (works in progress)? I have a few in-progress designs, both of which I’ve knit but haven’t yet written the pattern for (I put the pro in procrastination). The Hourglass Scarf, last blogged about here, and a cuff and choker set last blogged about…

  • Emergency Project Update 3

    This is one in a series of posts about an emergency (of my own making) project – here’s the post that started it all, the first update, the second update. Yesterday, I knit the main body until it was 36″ (91cm) long and added a garter stitch border, so it’s now 38″ (96.5cm) long. To add some…

  • Emergency Project Update 2

    This is one in a series of posts – the first and the second. (Let’s see if this instragram embedding thing will work …. the short answer: no. 😐 ) I came close to ripping the whole blanket out yesterday, which would have been madness. Why rip it out? I’m using an I-cord edging on the sides…

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