Category Archives: knitting

learning to crochet, part deux

its been awhile since I’ve talked about my efforts at knitting or crochet.  As much as I like to create, knitting just wasn’t doing it for me.  It was boring.  needles were LONG (or had to use the ones with … Continue reading

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learning crochet

While I know how to knit, it tends to put me to sleep – literally.  and there are things one can do with crochet that you can’t do with knitting, and vice versa.  Recently One of the Yarn companies had … Continue reading

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Today’s finds

  a mere $1.99 at Goodwill this yarn is 50% llama and 50% wool, 3oz and 132 yards per ball. $2.99 per bag am not sure which is the better deal!

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time flies!

Doesn’t it though, even if you are not having a lot of fun!! First, garden is okay.  strange, but okay.  Growing the Armenian Cucumbers for the first time.  Chard is doing well.  Eggplant, eh!  tomatoes, well, they are there, but … Continue reading

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still knitting

Took me MONTHS to finish this.  A Red Heart yarn project – Breezy Knit Market Bag – figured it would use up a large skein of yarn that I had.  Followed gauge but made it wider than the original pattern, … Continue reading

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thrift shop fines

one can tell if someone has died, or moved, as there will a glut of something at the thrift.   Sometimes its 10 pairs of size 11 shoes, or an entire rack of size 22 high fashion dresses. Today, it was … Continue reading

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off the needles

Just off the needles.  This is a Mary Gavin yarn.  Took me about 8 months cause there were MONTHS when I didn’t pick up the needles at all.  But finally finished it last night.  Keep failing to take into account … Continue reading

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great row counter – knitters

Stumbled on a great item from Wychwood Dreams on Etsy. She has done a row counter that is a little abacus.  Look at it and you’ll figure out how to make it.  Its just 10 rings attached together, then attached … Continue reading

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stash

This is not all of my yarn  stash.  There is a nice big box on a shelf, and a large shopping bag for christmas gifts to be started as soon as I finish the sweater I’m working on.  BUT this … Continue reading

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still knitting

This is the “ironwood” shawl, plus.  Found the pattern in an issue of Interweaves Knit Scene.  It is done in sport weight yarn on big needles (for sport weight).  It was not quick, it did NOT knit up per the … Continue reading

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