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Best Youtube Knitting Podcasts

I feel like there's been some pretty heavy subjects on the blog lately, or maybe it's just been the world in general getting me down. So I thought I would share something a bit more cheerful. Here's a list of some of my favorite knitting podcasts from Youtube. Below, I've embedded the most recent episodes… Continue reading Best Youtube Knitting Podcasts

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Crafting: 1898 Style

Our village season has officially started, and that means it's time to pick my crafting projects for the summer, the ones I'll keep in my basket to work on when I'm volunteering. What makes a crafting project okay for 1898? Obviously, Victorian women knitted, crocheted, sewed, embroidered, etc, but what other considerations does one need to… Continue reading Crafting: 1898 Style

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WIPs

I cast off two projects last week--you didn't really think I'd last long without two new ones, did you? Actually, I have three, but one of them hasn't been photographed yet. This one, I'm super excited about. I'm a huge Harry Potter nerd, and have quite a bit of pride in my  house, Ravenclaw (though… Continue reading WIPs

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Finished Object Friday

Can you believe it's been more than two months since I had one of these? April was just insane. I think I may have skipped from March straight into May. But look! There's knitting! If this pattern looks familiar, it's because I used The Age of Brass and Steam again. I love the pattern, it's… Continue reading Finished Object Friday

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Finished Object Friday

The crafting continues! You got a preview of this one last week, when I posted about the 60's dress. Pattern: Dilosh Shawl Yarn: Knitpicks Stroll Fingering handpaints in "Coffee Shop" Needles: Chiao Goo US 5/3.75mm This is my 2nd Dilosh shawl. I love the pattern, though I did get sick of it after a while.… Continue reading Finished Object Friday

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Knitting Break

It's  been a while since we had one of these, hasn't it? Well, now that the holidays are over, I can share some of the gifts I made. These socks are, once again, Hermione's Everyday Socks, but they're also a Christmas gift. I made them ankle socks, per the recipient's preference. The yarn is one… Continue reading Knitting Break

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Phryne’s Favorite Cloche

It's been a long time since I put out a pattern, hasn't it? A few months ago, I announced I was stepping back from knitwear design. I'm still not really "back in the saddle" but during the technological failure that was Nanowrimo, I happened across an old, unpublished-but-almost-complete pattern on my old desktop, and decided… Continue reading Phryne’s Favorite Cloche

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Stress Knitting Finished Objects

With all these socks I've been knitting, I guess you could say I've really been stepping it up, huh? It felt so good to get these teal socks off the needles. I started them way back in July, as one of my village crafting projects. I worked on them off and on, but my new character… Continue reading Stress Knitting Finished Objects

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Stress Knitting WIPs

My stress levels have been through the roof lately. I really, really need a vacation. I present the evidence: Do these socks look a little familiar? It's the same yarn I attempted to make socks with a while back, but wound up frogging. I'm once again using the Hermione's Everyday Socks pattern, but making the… Continue reading Stress Knitting WIPs

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Knitting Break

I've been down for the count this week. A bad cold turned into bronchitis. Sometimes, it seems like I can't catch a break. So instead, I've been doing a lot of knitting. Wait, that doesn't look much different, does it? Okay, there we go. That's better. I've got about 5 more pattern repeats left on… Continue reading Knitting Break