Category Archives: gift

A Manning Park Hat for Him

Laura Dear has a lovely pattern that I’ve spoken about before: The Manning Park Hat  It’s warm (with a double, turned brim), classy and fun! The color work is easy and the crown decreases make a lot of sense to … Continue reading

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FO: Shawl Linus

What’s that you say? I left my shawl in the bushes? No, no, no . . . it’s not my shawl! It’s Spencer’s new scarf! I must say, this Into the Whirled colorway has been transformed by Annett Cordes’ simple … Continue reading

Posted in color, color pooling, colorway, FO, gift, Into the Whirled, knitting, Linus Shawl, scarf, shawl, unexpected, variegated yarn, yarn | 11 Comments

Socks on the Needles . . . Always

These are for my dear partner in crime, Spencer. I have only made him one pair of socks . . . how is that possible? And they were out of Arne and Carlos Regia–which is lovely and durable, but not … Continue reading

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Dad’s Three Socks

Yep, you read that correctly: three socks. I had, of course, planned on only making two socks–you know, the standard number. Because, yes, my dad only has two feet. But things have a way of happening. Remember that cruddy yarn? … Continue reading

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Destashing . . .

Summer time  . . . and the de-stashing it easy! Most has been claimed, there are only a few stragglers; I shipped out 2 lbs of fiber just yesterday! Whoa. It’s feeling great to be making some room in he bins … Continue reading

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Oh . . . Those Aren’t Mine?

I finished my second pair of socks meant for me! As with much of my knitting, I gave away the first pair to my sister-in-law for Xmas. So, this was actually my first pair and I was sooo excited to … Continue reading

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Christmas Finale!

As you may recall, last Christmas I gave my family gift cards for knitted objects. I managed to finish my mom and Jen’s hats, my auntie’s mittens, and, yesterday, just before the year-long deadline, I finished Angie’s mittens. She requested … Continue reading

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