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Charlotte’s Knickers

It was a lovely sunny morning followed by a good soaking rain. I continued my little holiday and finished Charlotte’s knickers. I’ll make the rest of her ensemble, but I did a little bit of sewing first. I completed the […]

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Charlotte, Complete

The Baby has a new friend. This is Charlotte the Fox, from Louise Crowther’s Knitted Animal Friends. She’s knitted up in Scheepjes Stonewashed, main color Coral and second color Moon Stone, on #2 needles. I used Suncatcher safety eyes and […]

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Charlotte the Fox

Charlotte the Fox has a head and one ear now. I knitted up the muzzle. The shaping is clever. We’ve been having our Friday team meeting at #1 daughter’s house. Today my grand baby called me “Kema,” which I take […]

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The Geo-Snow Begins

Here it is: the Geo-Snow shawl. I’m making it in KnitPicks Luminance, 100% silk laceweight, colorway Emerald. It’s on a #3 needle at the moment. It doesn’t really make sense to swatch for a shawl of this kind, since you […]

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More of the Argyle

  I decided to try adding guidelines in sewing thread to improve my chances of making the rakers accurate. I alternated among embroidering the rakers, taking them back out, and working on the neckband. In the end, the neckband is […]

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Knitting for Our Men

While I knit hats and scarves for men from a variety of patterns, I have made almost all the sweaters I’ve made for men from one go-to book, Erika Knight’s Men’s Knits. I’ve recently bought two more men’s knitting pattern […]

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Christmas Hottle

A good hot water bottle with a pretty woolen cover makes a practical gift for practically everyone. People who love hand knitting can revel in the cables and use it to dress up their beds. People who don’t care about […]