Category Archives: yarn!

Knitting Insurance (or why I’m likely starting a project that will fail)

With Vary The Gate finished and blocking and One & Done waiting for a photo shoot I gave myself permission to cast on a new project. I know the baby blanket still needs to be finished. I will get back … Continue reading

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A Pleasant Surprise

I completed Vary The Gate just now. I’ll block it tomorrow. The pattern was a little thin on bind off instructions: BO loosely. That’s all it said so being lazy I googled easy loose bind off. I found a super … Continue reading

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Things I Never Learn

I forced myself to finish the bind off of the One & Done shawl. I’m not doing that particular version of picot bind off again. I know I’ve done a better one. This one was wonky when done. I should … Continue reading

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A Brief Dissertation On How I Decide On A Pattern

The chicken has nothing to do with the topic. It’s just as confused as I am. I spent some time yesterday afternoon poking around on Ravelry. I started with this general idea of using stash yarn (there is enough sweater … Continue reading

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Crafty Goodness

I don’t know what you’re seeing in your neck of the woods but Christmas is popping up in mine. Thanksgiving hasn’t arrived yet but still I’m seeing lots of Christmas decorations. There were even live trees for sale when I … Continue reading

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Character Building Bind Off

I’m about half way through the bind off on One & Done. It’s a different sort of picot bind off than I’ve ever done. It isn’t hard, it’s just slow. I tend to be lazy when it comes to my … Continue reading

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Odd Thing

I still haven’t bound off One & Done. Maybe tomorrow. Today there just wasn’t much knitting. Yesterday I did a handful of rows on Vary The Gate. It’s coming along nicely. I’ve been living a bit of a mystery the … Continue reading

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Border Action

I think I told you I ended up taking a chance and just carried on with the extra repeat. Well I pretty much held my breath the entire time I knit the border. I was afraid I’d run out of … Continue reading

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WIP Thursday: We Shall See

I went ahead and just continued on taking a chance by adding an extra repeat. The reason I was brave enough to do this was because I went looking at completed projects on Ravelry. There were enough projects with extra … Continue reading

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The Words, They Matter

Yes. A pitiful picture of the two projects I’m concentrating on. The blanket waits. Vary The Gate had a small issue I was able to correct without too much aggravation. After spending too much time working on One & Done … Continue reading

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