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Everyone Needs a Little Whimsy in Their Life

Happy Holidays All! We are settling in for our Christmas break and I am working on a variety of projects, and nursing an unpleasant cold as well, and thought to share one of my gifts with you. This was from a good friend who knows me well. I was so excited that I actually jumped […]

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Girl’s Sweater Update and FAST Christmas Gift

Well, it has become painfully obvious that I will not finish my goddaughter’s sweater by Christmas. Thankfully, we have gotten her lots of other presents. Here is a picture of it in progress – in all its edge rolling, yarn ends flapping, underarm gaping glory to document my progress, or lack of it. When the […]

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In Progress: Design and Knit a Little Girl’s Sweater, Part Two

Well, we had a wonderful time visiting with our friends and goddaugther. My goodness, she is really tall for her age! At only 2 1/2 years old, she is 38 inches tall. She looks more like a 3 or even a 4 year old. If I didn’t mention she is absolutely beautiful, I should. Sorry, […]

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In Progress: Design and Knit a Little Girl’s Sweater

Today, I’m starting a sweater for my Goddaughter and thought it would be interesting to detail the design and construction steps as they proceed. The design process is not necessarily as straight forward as design and then knit; the designing goes along with the knitting to some degree. Sometimes it goes along with the unknitting […]

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Knitting in the Round – How Do I Love Thee?

Let me count the ways…..Actually there are only two. No purling and minimal finishing. It is really that simple. Because I knit Continental style, knitting is a breeze – fast and easy – but purling is more complicated. So, circular knitting = no purling back across an interminable row. Just because I don’t like to […]