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After a few weeks of letting them lie dormant, I pulled out the ever-present granny squares project over the weekend and hit a solid benchmark of 180 complete squares. I’ve been working on these in 2 parallel stages – first completing the main 2-colour section, 2 squares at a time with the colour combination swapped, […]

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My knitter friends, just in case you were ever under the assumption that experienced knitters have reached that level because they do everything perfectly all the time, never procrastinate, and make no shortcuts or bad habits at any time during the knitting process, let me divest you of that assumption right now. I’m here to […]

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Knitter friends, how is your post-New Year knitting world taking shape? Have you been filled with the start-itis impulse to cast on everything you were holding off on before gift-knitting season took over? Or perhaps you are in the doldrums of the dark and cold of January and are just plain looking for something new […]

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If you’re a knitter somewhere in the Northern Hemisphere with regular access to yarn supplies, you’re pretty much been experiencing peak sweater knitting season for the last month or two. Or at the very least, you’re likely to be in the time of year when you need to wear warm layers, and knitted sweaters start […]

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High on the triumph of finishing things in the final weeks of 2015, a new hat included, I decided I needed to do right by that hat and give it a new pair of gloves to match. I had 3 skeins of this turquoise Ultra Alpaca in my stash and only used about 1.2 of them […]

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It’s the closing of the year, my knitting blog friends, and it turns out (unsurprisingly) that a few days of food and indulgences and a bit of unscheduled time are pretty good for whatever knitting ennui may be ailing you. Add in finishing a few projects and we are golden. Since I last posted I […]

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Having made no secret of my crankiness over a relatively slow bit of knitting progress in the last couple of months (understandable, given a move and a new job, but still, the crankiness), I sat down last night to finally turn some attention to a sweater project I haven’t knitted a single stitch on in the […]

Dec15-GrannySquare

  Knitter friends, if you are like me, you may be still a bit behind on the couple of knitted gifts you intend to make. If so, I suspect we are well in the realm of normal behaviour at this time of year, and I suggest we all pull up a cozy chair and a cup […]

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Knitters, if you are like me, you have your habits that you stick to 99% of the time. One of these habits for me is that I use the long tail cast on almost all of the time. (I actually usually end up doing it with two hands, similar to that shown here, because that’s […]

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I know it is the least original statement on the planet, in December, to express surprise that the holiday season is coming up so quickly. I mean, what, we haven’t had 12 months’ worth of calendar preparation for this? But still, it does take me by surprise most years, especially this year since I had […]

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