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Re-learning an old skill

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When I was maybe 7 or 8, my grandmother came to visit from Oregon. I hardly ever saw her since she lived so far away. On this particular visit, she decided to teach me how to crochet and knit. So on one sunny afternoon, she taught me to knit while sitting on the front stoop of my […] Read more…

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Imposter’s Shawl

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One of my 2017 goals is to use up what I have – including yarn. This goal is a bit harder for me to stick with because I don’t knit much or crochet without a pattern. I learned when I was young to do them both, but I don’t do it often enough to work without […] Read more…

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Snowflakes in a purple sea

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I’ve been working on using more stash yarn! There was no pattern for this, I just figured out the design and now many stitches to do to make the pattern repeat all the way around – and used a number of repeats that should fit my head well. It turned out to be a good […] Read more…

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B&W beanie

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I have been trying to use up yarn (as well as fabric) around the house. It feels really, really good to use up stuff that has been sitting around. This black and white beanie was knit with two balls, white and black, of Dale of Norway Freestyle wool. I really like how it turned out. […] Read more…

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Peaches and cream

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Gwyneth loves hats. If I have made a hat for myself she likes, she wants to wear it. 🙂 Always. This little hat was made using two different colors of yarn – a pale pink and a white. The effect is very subtle and almost looks like it’s made to be like that. I really […] Read more…

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