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What we’re knitting October 4, 2016 – Posted in: On the Needles, Project Ideas

Lisa and I have been posting little snaps of our works in progress over on Instagram lately – here are a few things we worked on over the weekend. What are you knitting / crocheting these days? Antler Mittens by Tin Can Knits I worked on a pair of Antler Mittens from Tin Can Knits – a beautiful pattern which I’ve long been wanting to knit. As with everything from Tin Can Knits, the pattern…

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In the interest of full WIP disclosure :-) May 25, 2016 – Posted in: On the Needles, Project Ideas

So, based on the array of confessions and responses Lisa’s post elicited yesterday, it seems few of us are alone in experiencing the occasional knitter’s funk / WIP pile-up! It’s funny how some (many?) of us tend totreat our cache of UFOs like a dirty little secret, something tofeel guilty and stressed about.Why? Is it because we feel thoseunfinished projects say something deep and significant about us and our ability to “follow-though” and “commit” to…

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Coming clean… May 24, 2016 – Posted in: On the Needles, Project Ideas

It’s been a few months now that I’ve been in the grip ofa knitting funk. Too many projects on the needles and too many new ones dancing around in my head. Many of you reading this are sure to relate to my current dilemma which, in the grandscheme of thingsseems trivial but, giventhat I am literally in the business of knitting, is somewhat alarming… I came to knitting only in my late thirties and, since…

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On the needles: Unicorn Stripes March 1, 2016 – Posted in: On the Needles, Online store, Project Ideas

I know, I know – Stripes. In-the-round. Again. There’s just something so soothing to me about this combination. Antonia Shankland’s Unicorn Stripes pattern has been on my project list since it was first released in September 2014. On the heels of finishing the Whirligig scarf, I was still in the mood for something purely meditative to balance the more challenging projects on (all) my other needles. With all 30 Madelinetosh Unicorn Tails carefully stashed for…

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The Humble Garter Stitch November 6, 2014 – Posted in: On the Needles, Project Ideas, Thursday This and That

IKEA has a sale on rugs. They are 20% off right now. I do not know if you are interested in this information, I am only telling you because I spent most of the day driving to IKEAs – plural, yes, I had to go to two of them since even though the inventory online said my rug was in stock, I had not called to verify this and hence was informed that I really…

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On the needles… December 18, 2013 – Posted in: On the Needles, Project Ideas

Getting Groovy with Shibui (Photos: L – butterfly67 / R – JumperCables) I’ve just cast on a new project and I’m loving it so much I thought I’d give a little sneak peak today. Lisa has already knit the Groovy by Annie Lee Designs twice and, while I’ve always really liked the shape and construction of this shawl / scarf, I didn’t feel compelled to knit it until I had the idea to pair two…

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Running Out Of Steam November 7, 2013 – Posted in: On the Needles, Project Ideas, Thursday This and That

The last few weeks at the store have left us a bit breathless. If you’ve been in, you know why! The ‘knitting season’ has started and it has been very busy. Indeed, not only that but the steady influx of new yarn added to the frenzy. In a good way, since we really enjoy bringing in the yarns we love to knit with and so fan out the delight to our customers. However, being at…

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On the needles… July 29, 2013 – Posted in: On the Needles, Project Ideas

Road Trip Scarf by Evi T’Bolt Mona here. I’m going to tell you what is on my needles this week. It is a simple garter stitch triangle scarf. Not a new design in any book, yet surprisingly soothing for my frayed knitting nerves. It doesn’t require much attention, however the play with colors provides enough diversion to keep it interesting. I have only knit with Blue Sky Alpacas Sport once before and this was the…

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On the needles… July 22, 2013 – Posted in: On the Needles, Project Ideas

L.1 by Antonia Shankland This week we’re starting a new regular post theme on the blog in which Lisa, Mona, Samantha, and I will alternately provide sneak peaks of store samples and personal projects in progress as another way of sharing ideas and inspiration. First up, on my needles this week, L.1 – a free pattern by Antonia Shankland for Shibui Knits. I’d been wanting to knit this for ages but hadn’t cast on because…

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Now in store: Kidsilk Haze Glamour! December 17, 2012 – Posted in: New in Store, On the Needles, Project Ideas

Late last week we received a shipment of one of Rowan’s newest yarn lines – Kidsilk Haze Glamour – along with the Glamour Collection pattern book. Oh, what beautiful, soft, sparkly, stuff! From the Rowan website: “We have taken popular shades from the Kidsilk Haze range, a fine yarn made from a blend of super kid mohair and silk, and added a thread of sequins. Ideal for lace stitch accessories this yarn is lightweight and…

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