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Knitting a classic

My sister sent me a whole box full of yarn and all she asked for in return was that I knit a baby blanket for her to donate to her local hospital.  She even sent me the pattern, directions, really, … Continue reading

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My finished Malin!

It’s finished!   I just love it — worth all the angst!  The color is amazing, the texture is amazing, that rope is amazing!!It fits really well;I’m happy with all the transitions from ribbing to body and sleeve; I love how … Continue reading

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Changed my mind (again)

I had all intentions of starting my Malin over using the FLAK method (Follow the Leader Aran Knit – a specific method of knitting a sweater from the top-down.)  I made the saddle shoulders, which is the first step, then … Continue reading

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A knitting update

I had planned to document the progress on my two Starmore sweaters, but got so caught up in the knitting, I didn’t do any updates.  So here they are, Rosemarkie first. I started Rosemarkie over again with the correct size … Continue reading

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A tale of two Starmores

I’ve started knitting my Malin pullover.  The two swatches really helped, but I still had some finagling to do to get individual stitches in that ribbing section to flow smoothly into the body.  That was actually a fun challenge!  The … Continue reading

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Planned Malin modifications

The Malin sweater is knit with an Aran weight yarn.  I wanted to knit it using Alice Starmore’s Bainin yarn, since that’s the yarn it was designed for.  I had about half a skein of Bainin yarn left over from … Continue reading

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Finished travel/TV project

Last week, I finished that cute little Guernsey that started as a travel project.  It was a joy to knit!  Evelyn

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Finished baby hoodie

This morning I put the finishing touches (buttons) on the baby hoodie that had been hibernating due to my running out of yarn.  As I told you here, I ordered some more, but the dye lot was different and I … Continue reading

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Baa-ble hats

Donna Smith designed the cutest hat for the 2015 Shetland Wool Week annual festival.  It’s called the Baa-ble Hat and it’s so adorable nearly 10,000 of them have been made by knitters all over the world.  I wanted to make … Continue reading

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Travel project

We traveled to New Jersey over the weekend for two family get-togethers.  I’m a Jersey Girl at heart, born and raised there.  We only came to Virginia in 2006.  I spent the first half of my life in North Jersey … Continue reading

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