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Guys, I’ve remembered why I love knitting socks on yarn heavier than fingering weight. Wait for it…it’s because they’re fast. I know, I know! Shocking, right? But the fact is the heavier the yarn, the fewer stitches you need and therefore the less time you need to knit it up. But very heavy yarn is […]

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Sock knitting continues around these parts! Some days depending on how busy I am, a few rounds of sock knitting are the only knitting progress of the day. It’s reassuring in that way. As promised, here are answers to a few questions I got about sock knitting. If you’ve never tried it and are curious, […]

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When last we caught up with my spring sweater project, I was just about to join the body and the sleeves to work the yoke – the final main step before the final finishing, so all was looking up! It was then, I discovered (dramatic music cue), that about five inches earlier on the body, […]

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Last week the fabulous ladies over at Mason-Dixon Knitting (Ann and Kay, I really am going to get back to that Liberty Blanket I started last summer, honest I swear) were kind enough to give me a shout-out on their post about getting into sock knitting, and it made me remember, oh yeah, sock knitting […]

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Something else I’ve discovered in my “hey let’s take a pause on churning out granny squares from now until the end of time” crafting phase, is that, hey, you know what? Most knitting projects have noticeable parts to them. Not everything needs to have an endless repetition of the same crafting process over and over […]

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Since putting down my granny square project for a much-needed pause (I’ll get to those borders and assembly in due course), I’ve found myself with a bit of knitting ADD. Or possibly whiplash from having focussed on such a large project for such an amount of time…Or another metaphor which I have yet to come […]

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Ladies and gentlemen, at long last I am pleased to present to you: Granny Square #340. It is not the most ostentatious of colour combinations, nor the most dull, but it is the three hundred and fortieth such square to fall off of my crochet hook since the end of July of last year, and […]

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Springtime is one of those occasions when we make a broad (if sometimes gradual – hello sub-freezing weather forecast this weekend) transition from one set of clothing to a different set. Such occasions are good excuses to take at least a passing glance at that other part of your wardrobe that you wear literally everyday. […]

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So, here’s the thing. When I started out on this granny square afghan, I decided I wanted, ideally, a size of 5 feet x 6 feet. I’m 5-foot-9 myself, so my main goal is that I wanted a blanket that I could legitimately nap under while lying on the couch – that would cover me […]

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I’m enjoying the pleasant sense of accomplishment of being closer to the finish line on my granny square afghan project (at least on the squares, even if the borders will still take a bit more effort), but have had to remind myself to put them aside for a few days lest my shoulder and wrists […]

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