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Tower of happy

November 5th, 2010 No Comments

Happiness is a tower of stitch markers. And beautifully multi-coloured. Edited: hmmm apparently all my photos are currently upside down. Oh well. To be fixed when I have better Internet connection than my phone.


Knitting cowl inside out

October 14th, 2010 No Comments

This is my first attempt to blog from my iphone. Right now I am sitting at the end of a work day with tv and some knitting. It’s getting quite cold and I am hoping to be able finish it to wear this winter. There should be a matching hat in the future but let’s [...]

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Really Twisted Flowers

September 12th, 2010 No Comments

Pattern: Twisted Flower Sock by Cookie a. Yarn: Malabrigo Sock in Turner Needles: US 2 (2.75mm) Date Started: Aug 6, 2010 Date Finished: Aug 29, 2010 Modifications: accidentally made ribbing at cuff k1p1 instead of 2×2. Will I make it again? Absolutely! It’s wonderful and I need to make a version in a nice solid [...]

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Houston, we have a problem

August 22nd, 2010 4 Comments

Half way through the second sock, I decided to put them side by side. Now, major problem. second sock, looks way different in colour. I started the second sock from the other end of the yarn because I was trying to avoid the knot in the malabrigo socks (can’t remember if my skein had it) [...]

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Knitting in progress

August 17th, 2010 1 Comment

Great pattern and a very enjoyable knit so far. I already know I want to knit another pair. But first, still need to finish the mate to this one. Then, to pick out a better yarn that will show off the pattern even more. Today, I’m in my second week of a new job. It’s [...]

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Aran Accent Vest in Progress

August 1st, 2010 1 Comment

I started this vest on a road trip in June 2009. I meant to post a progress photo of it, but then after the trip there was no progress. I attempted to make more progress as part of Vestember KAL on Ravelry back in November but it was a disaster. I’ve recently started working it [...]

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Getting worried

July 8th, 2010 No Comments

Remember when I said I wasn’t going to be worried about running out of yarn for a while? Well, that was May and this is now, and the time has come to worry. I now have a big blob of shawl. I am finishing 2/3 repeats of the second last chart. I definitely won’t have [...]

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May 21st, 2010 1 Comment

A nice big yarn-cake of pretty. Wooly Wonka Fibers silk/merino laceweight. Pattern calls for 1500 yards of yarn. It will probably take me all summer to knit this up. Seriously, this seems HUGE to me compared to most cakes of yarn that I wind. To be expected, it’ll be a LONG time before I get [...]

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(near) Perfect Match

May 18th, 2010 1 Comment

Finished these socks last year in first term. It was my ‘reading’ project, for when I want something for my hands while I read hours of papers etc. After I finished them they were put away and I forgot to show them off. I loved these colours! In fact, so much so, I plan on [...]

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Waiting for Magazines: Knitting Traditions …

January 16th, 2010 No Comments

Knitting Traditions Preview of the contents for this new one time issue from Interweave looks really interesting. I’m looking to keep my eye out for more previews. I hope I’ll be able to locate copies so I can judge in person before buying. Last time I really wanted to the Holiday Gifts issue but turns [...]

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Happy Knitsmas – the books

January 3rd, 2010 No Comments

It’s been a very happy Knitsmas for me this year. I got the books I wanted all year all in one shot. Yippee! To be expected, they are not helping me want to finish projects I have on the go. I really want to start on some of these fun projects. However, they are not [...]

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Bertrand Baby Blanket

December 31st, 2009 3 Comments

Package has arrived at destination so, no need to wait any longer to show off this finish…. Pattern: Tweed Baby Blanket by Jared Flood Yarn: Filatura Di Crosa Zara Solid Needles: US 5 / 3.75 mm circulars Date Started: September 28 2009 Date Finished: December 13 2009 Modifications: Unintentional changes And I didn’t follow the [...]

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December 7th, 2009 1 Comment

Was pretty excited to be working on sleeve two of cardigan. Last piece left to knit. Do we see a problem? Here’s a closer look… Yeah, as g puts it “that’s the beginning not the end? Oh man…” That’s right people, rippola! But I’ll work on that tomorrow. I can’t take it anymore. Unhappiness indeed. [...]

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Cassidy’s Cap

December 7th, 2009 1 Comment

Pattern: ChicKnits Cassidy’s Cap Yarn: Cascade 220 superwash Needles: US 5 / 3.75 mm & US 8 / 5.0 mm Date Started: Aug 30th, 2009 Date Finished: Aug 31st, 2009 Modifications: a boo-boo or so might have sneaked in there… but none intentionally. However, the size did come out big even for my head! So, [...]

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My version of Robin

December 6th, 2009 No Comments

Pattern: Robin by Kim Hargreaves Yarn: Shelridge Farm Soft Touch Ultra Handpaints Needles: US 1 / 2.25 mm & US 2½ / 3.0 mm Date Started: Sept 5, 2009 Date Finished: Sept 7, 2009 Modifications: Unintentional mistakes through out where I didn’t quite follow the pattern. But in the end, still a cute beret and [...]

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November 13th, 2009 2 Comments

In my recent bout of starting projects, I’ve just hit a milestone! 100 projects listed in Ravelry. Sure, not all of them ended up finished. But I’m still pretty stoked about it. Want to start another one before finishing anymore… again. I must be in a mood. But it’s good to mark the occasion before [...]


Francia – The Malabrigo Sample Sweater

September 22nd, 2009 2 Comments

Pattern: Francia from Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton Malabrigo Book One Yarn: Malabrigo Worsted in Stone Blue Needles: Hiya Hiya stainless US10 (6mm) circular Date Started: July 27 2009 Date Finished: September 13 2009 Modifications: None, but there were pattern mistakes (or what I deemed mistakes for the collar, if I didn’t modify to what I thought [...]

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Weaving Horror Show

September 10th, 2009 No Comments

Francia, the sample sweater, has so far been very nice to knit for about 70% of the time. I hated making the knots (which I didn’t know from looking at the photos there were knots, thought they were bobbles) and the instructions for the neck was such as mess I know they didn’t test knit [...]

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Malabrigo Sample Update

September 7th, 2009 No Comments

The Francia sweater is currently in progress. The front and back and sleeves are complete. Currently working on the collar and then on to the finishing. Here’s hoping for a finished sweater ASAP.

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Needed to start something

July 30th, 2009 No Comments

I am missing needles for malabrigo sample knit project (Need 6mm (US6) circulars but they are at my mom’s house since I lent her my Denise kit for her project). But had my heart set on starting a new project yesterday. So, instead, I started a new shawl (Oakleaf 3/4 Shawl by Karen Joan Raz [...]

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