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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! …

Happy New Year 2016

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Happy new year!

I gave up making new year’s resolutions way back in my youth. I never followed through. Seriously, I never remembered that even made any resolutions. But this year I have a new blog and the opportunity to make resolutions that I will enjoy keeping. Without further ado, I present my resolutions for 2016:  …

WiP: Double Kick Boot Cuffs

I love the look of boot cuffs and figured they would be be a super quick on-the-go project (yay for additional Christmas gifts!). Knit in Lion Brand Yarns Wool-Ease Thick & Quick, it is indeed super quick. Based on how fast this project is and how much of that yarn I have left over from my Christmas project over-purchase, I might possibly end up handing out boot cuffs to strangers out shopping. …

WiP Wednesday: Mistake Rib Scarf

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It’s October and I’ve finished the projects on my needles that were taking forever. Now a couple quick Christmas gifts for some of my favorite people. Last year I made two of my nephews quick and simple hats out of bulky yarn. This year I thought I’d make a hat and scarf set for all of my nephews. It’s a basic hat from The Knitter’s Handy Book of Patterns. The hat seems like it might be small and it’s certainly dense. I think I’ll try larger needles next time. …

WiP Wednesday: Sorta Peaky Socks

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MyPeaksFrontThat’s the name I have given my modified socks: Sorta Peaky. I’m using two patterns for this sock. The foundation is the Beginner Toe Up Socks for Magic Loop. I’ve knit this pattern before (in worsted) and really like the simplicity. The pattern is Peaks ‘n’ Valleys. This is a simple two row repeat. So easy I don’t need any kind of cheater (paper, counter) when I pull it out while on the go. …