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Posts from the ‘Knitting’ Category

  • Victory Swatch
    Getting over Sewing/Knitting Fears Posted on June 26, 2014

    This idea for a blog post has been ruminating in my brain for quite some time – not to mention coming up as a frequent topic when chatting with other bloggers.  It’s time to peel back the layers and have an honest chat about what we’re so afraid of. Why are there certain things we’re… Read More »

  • Channel Cardigan
    The Channel Cardigan Posted on June 17, 2014

    I started the Channel Cardigan at the very tail end of Chicago Winter & beginning of our very chilly Spring.  It felt like Winter was never going to end – I was sick of being cold and this cardigan seemed like the perfect solution. I wasn’t going to knit this up since it’s not quite… Read More »

  • Bridge Jumper
    The Bridge Jumper Posted on May 28, 2014

    The Bridge Jumper – or the ‘everything that could go wrong – went wrong’ jumper. That is a much more apt title for my jumper – although from these pics I (hopefully) doubt you’d even notice. Here’s the details before I get rolling with this post: Yarn Used: Red background: Reggia (red – sport weight), discontinued… Read More »

  • vitaminDCardigan_03
    A Nautical Vitamin-D Cardigan Posted on May 20, 2014

    It’s been ages since I’ve posted a finish project yet I’ve been knitting up a storm all winter. I’m so happy to be able to share something once again. The last finished knitting project I shared was the Ingenue Sweater that I knit with fellow bloggers, Meg the Grand & Tres Bien Ensemble (aka Michelle). Meg… Read More »

  • Untitled-1

    I’m back with a Stitchcraft freebie for you all.  This pattern comes from the No. 4o edition of Stitchcraft from December 1935. Click on the following link to download the pattern as a pdf: Next to Nothings Pattern. Click on the following link to add this pattern via Ravelry. I know not many of you guys… Read More »

  • Macaron Redux
    Top 5 of 2013 Posted on January 13, 2014

    How good it feels to be sitting down at my computer, blogging again. I’ve had such a busy December and then I started the new year by being sick.  Ugh!  I posted my favorites from 2012 and I wanted to recap what I achieved last year and set some goals for the upcoming one. Looking… Read More »

  • Ingenue
    Completed: The Ingenue Sweater Posted on December 9, 2013

    I’ve been knitting up a storm this fall/winter and have completed a (very speedy sweater) called Ingenue. It’s a fairly basic raglan sleeved sweater, constructed top down & knit in the round. Generally, when I get bored or when I get to a hard part of a project – I loose patience and wander off… Read More »

  • Lacy Bolero
    Pattern Freebie: Lacy Bolero Posted on December 6, 2013

    Today’s freebie pattern comes from the Bestway leaflet No. 856 – which was ‘donated’ to me by the lovely Anne.  While there is no publication date on the leaflet, the interweb sources seem to think this is from the late 1930′s. Click on the following link to download the free pdf: Bestway’s Lacy Bolero Pattern. Click… Read More »

  • victory-release
    Knitting for (Fair Isle) Victory Posted on December 3, 2013

    After (sadly) being too busy to participate in Rochelle’s Sew for Victory this past Spring so I had to redeem myself when I discovered that Tasha had launched a Knit for Victory this autumn/winter.  Not to mention – all I seem to be doing these days is knitting and working on the new house. What… Read More »

  • Fair Isle Mittens
    Pattern Freebie: Pair of Fair Isle Mittens Posted on November 22, 2013

    I am totally stoked today to start sharing with you several new knitting patterns that recently came in my possession. Out of the blue, I got a message on Ravelry from Anne (Agenta17) who found me through my Stitchcraft pattern freebie posts.  She said he has tons of Stitchcraft magazines and offered up her duplicates… Read More »