Category Archives: sewing

warm arms

  the last sweater I knit had 3/4 sleeves, and I have another I bought with the same (in black).  So some additional coverage was needed.  These of course will also work as just plain hand and wrist warmers when … Continue reading

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feathered nest cowl

out of a book called Birds of A Feather.  Their original pattern is much shorter, so it looks like a nest.  I wanted something longer, with texture, and I got it.  Didn’t really pay much attention to gauge, just used … Continue reading

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stash buster

This is a knit “basket”, found the pattern in a magazine awhile back – you know how it goes, you pull out the page, put it in your to do pile and one day you stumble back across it and … Continue reading

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knitting

  finally finished this sweater!  Used the Beracco Remix yarn again. Didn’t come out exactly as planned, but definitely wearable.  This is my first  totally knitted parts sewn together; sides, top, set in sleeves. So pretty pleased.  No pattern last … Continue reading

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yarn decanter

When I was a kiddy, and I’m talking brownie scout age, we made a yarn decanter out of a large quaker oats container.  Painted or decoupaged or contact paper the outside, put a hole in the top, ran a string … Continue reading

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destash day

Utter sacrilege I know, but today, went through the yarn stash and de-stashed about a 1/3 of it! We all know we acquire yarn for a variety of reasons, and as we learn and develop our skills, some of that … Continue reading

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