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WiP: Super secret

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Look, I can’t actually show you what I’m working on. This is a gift for someone I love who happens to be a regular reader of this blog. So I can’t even tell you what pattern. But check out this yarn! …

Why wool?

I have a lot of photos to sort through for several project posts. Until I get through them, here is an adorable video you should probably watch right now.

Friday night question: What should I do with this yarn?

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Okay ladies and gentlemen. I have beautiful yarn I purchased during the 2016 Yarn Shop Hop. I purchased these two skeins specifically to go together. I’ve always been drawn to the patterns where there is a neutral gray paired with a colorful yarn that shifts as it’s knit. When I purchased these yarns, the hope was to find a beautiful shawl pattern to do just that. So I’m looking for some suggestions:

Flying Geese Shawl

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Usually I will find a pattern I love, download it, dig through my stash for an appropriate yarn and begin knitting. Often, as I knit, I will begin to understand the thing I’m knitting will be a gift for someone. Every so often, I don’t read the directions fully and don’t realize I’ve made a major project mistake until halfway into the project. And sometimes, that works out okay. This was one of those projects. …

Playing chicken

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I just finished a gift for someone who has recently become very important in my life. I wasn’t sure I would be able to finish it though because I realized I didn’t have enough yarn to make it as long as I’d like. Of course, that didn’t stop me. Instead, I played yarn chicken. …

Friday night question: Blanket help

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Okay everyone, I need your help!

I’m making the super adorable Leaf Blanket for a friend. Well, eventually for three different friends who are all due at about the same time. So I stopped by one of my favorite yarn stores to see what good superwash wool I could find in pretty greens. I decided on cost vs. softness to go with Cascade 128. I love Cascade and this is a super soft yarn. But I can’t get gauge.

#LiveGenerously

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I’ve written about my love for my knitting groups before. I love to encourage people to knit. Some people might say I’m a pusher. They wouldn’t be wrong. So when I found a couple of knitter friends at my work place, I was the first in line to suggest a casual weekly knitting group over lunch. Eventually someone suggested that as a group, we knit hats to donate. Then that same someone suggested maybe we could apply for some grant she had heard about to purchase yarn and needles to teach others to knit. …