Hope Returns to the Needles

Since I actually finished knitting a whole sweater I am going crazy and thinking hey I can finish projects after all! So I picked up Hope, a sweater I started knitting back in 2003!!! Goodness me, I had the whole back already knitted up and part of the front and then it has been sitting …

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Voila! Ma Mandel c’est fini!

Finally I have some photos of my finished Mandel! Yes they are bathroom night shots but hopefully you can still see it well enough. The yarn did indeed start to grow after blocking and some wearing, perhaps I should have stuck with the smaller needles afterall but it is still nice and comfy all slouchy …

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Pretty Stitch Markers

Check out the pretty stitch markers I got this weekend. They are from Hiya Hiya and I love them! They come with an equally pretty little case to keep them in, I just could not resist.

Test Knitting…

I have been working on this loverly test knit for the Mandel pattern for Anke. I really love the classic design and the subtle details in the pattern (ooh pleats! and a saddle shoulder!). The silk I am using is very drapey so I worry that it may grow once done, but currently the fit …

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For Cold Hands!

So I am taking a shot at knitting again. I never really stopped but I have barely been knitting, and certainly not focused on finishing anything for some time now. So of course now I have hit knitting trauma, everything I have tried to pick up I could not remember where I was, and things …

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First Fine Arts & Craft Sale

So I did a little craft fair and sold my soaps for the first time this past weekend. It was fun! And was also fun making all the soap before hand. It looks soooo cute when you have a bunch of strawberry cheesecakes and cookies all together Plus the kitchen was all full of good …

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Red Scarf Project

I have decided to pitch in late to this good cause. Am frantically searching for some red yarn in the stash and going to get started right away.  Visit the Red Scarf Project Blog for guidelines and scarf mailing info. Deadline for mailing is December 15th so I better get a move on

Sheer Shrunk Poncho

Oops!!! Presenting my not so sheer poncho anymore. I tried washing in cold water on the hand wash cycle of the machine today, turns out jagger spun zephyr yarn felts even under those gentle conditions, next time I will have to wash by actual hand only!!! Even though it used to be a nice soft …

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Getting Cooler Means Time to Knit

Picked up a really old project the other day. I believe I started this back in 2004 according to my old notes. Wow! I was almost halfway through at that point, and now I am about 65% done. It is going quickly and was easy to get back into which was a relief. I am …

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