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Breezing through November 22, 2012 – Posted in: On the Needles, Project Ideas, Thursday This and That

Now that the task of knitting the Coat of Many Colors is done I have started a project for myself right away. Seriously, what you see in the pictures is five days worth of knitting – I have other, pressing projects (Advent Calendar, anyone?) to deal with, that’s why my new sweater has been neglected for the last two or three days. This is Flore by Julie Hoover: I am using the original yarn, Manos…

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Free Pattern Friday August 3, 2012 – Posted in: Free Pattern Fridays, On the Needles, Project Ideas

Blocks of Color Scarfby Nadine Curtis (Photo: Nadine Curtis) I couldn’t decide on just one colour of the Blue Sky Alpacas Metalico that came in yesterday so figured that all of them must be the correct answer. I came home and cast on theBlocks of Color Scarf by Nadine Curtis– this free pattern will neatly incorporate one ball of all six available colours. Though this is a simple scarf, I think it will be highly…

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Momentary Obsession March 5, 2012 – Posted in: Mondays with Mona, On the Needles

It has been a while since I have knit a sweater. I am knitting one right now, a cardigan that is, for my Mom for her birthday. (It is okay to mention this here, since she doesn’t know about this blog and doesn’t read English either. Don’t tell her, though, it is supposed to be a surprise!) The cardigan in question is “Lotte” from “Fresh Fashion Knits”, a collection of “more than 20 Must-Have Designs…

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On the Needles: Eco Cloud Chevron Colour-Block Blanket January 19, 2012 – Posted in: On the Needles

One of the stand-out yarns for us this season is Cascade’s Eco Cloud – this is an incredibly soft alpaca (30%) / merino (70%)blendwith a chainette, or braided, construction which lends strength and loft while minimizing the potential for shedding or pilling. The yarn is produced naturally with no chemicals and is availabe in 10 undyed colours. It’s anideal yarn for winter accessories as well as bigger sweater and blanket projects and we’ve been knitting…

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On the needles: Hawthorne by Susanna IC January 4, 2012 – Posted in: On the Needles

There were other projects in my queue but I couldn’t resist. Forget sugar plums, as soon as our order of Superwash Worsted from SweetGeorgia rolled into the store just before the holidays, visions of Susanna IC’s Hawthorneshawlin a gorgeous shade of orange danced in my head. As those who know me can attest, my colour preferences lean heavily towards the “neutral” camp. That said, there’s really no accounting for the fact that I am completely…

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