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Thanks to my enabler

There’s something important that I need to say about that blanket. And about who deserves it.

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Fluffing Awesome

My friends in the Uptownknitmob are the most incredible, generous, loving people. Also, they are ninjas. Sneaky, brilliant, awesome ninjas.

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Oh Cecilia, you’re breaking my heart

The Cecilia cardigan I’ve been working on for my friend to wear at her wedding is done and blocked! But, like the song says, she’s shaking my confidence daily… Continue reading


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Knitting and Crochet Blog Week: Day 3

Here is my contribution to Day Three of Knitting and Crochet Blog Week, organized by the adorable Eskimimi. Today’s theme is Your Knitting or Crochet Hero…

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A Cashmere Hug

Even while I was knitting the Damask shawl, by Kitman Figueroa, for my sister’s wedding, I was already plotting which of Kitman’s patterns to knit next. Seriously, that woman is some kind of stitch-whisperer; the way she combines stitch patterns is nothing short of magical.

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Wedding knits

Oh, right! I’ve been so distracted waiting for Jane Austen Knits to get published that I have somehow neglected to tell you about all the OTHER secret knitting I was doing!

My sister got married in August, and that prompted a total of 3 knits — some secret, some less so. I might as well blog about them all now!

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Gift knitting, revealed! 4.0

I almost didn’t blog the final knitted gift I made, because I completely forgot to take any FO pictures of it. However, in the interest of giving a Really Good Pattern greater exposure, here we are.

Rusalka Mitt v2.0

Rusalka Mitt

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Gift knitting, revealed: part the third

The third gift I made this Christmas was by far the biggest undertaking, and the one I’m most proud of completing:

Peacock Pretties for Gillian

Peacock Pretties for my sister

Ravelry details

Pattern: Mystery and Manners mitten pattern by SpillyJane, from Knitty
Yarn: Koigu KPM in acid green and teal, plus KPPPM in a multicolour green/teal/purple/orange blend

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Gift knitting, revealed! (Part the second)

The second Christmas gift I knit was the Indian Summer hat by Kalurah, for my mother. It suits her, no?

Mom in her hat

It suits her, no? (She's not blurry in real life, I promise. My blood sugar was low when I took this shot.)

Ravelry details here.

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Gift knitting, revealed! (Part one)

Christmas Gift Knit #1: Morgan Hat for Dad

Dad with his Morgan hat & Laptop

Dad modeling the Morgan hat, with assistance from Laptop the Cat

I made one of these ingenious hats for my soon-to-be-brother-in-law Jamie last Christmas, and this year, Dad’s only Christmas request was to have a Morgan Hat of his own.

Full details are on Ravelry, but here are the basics:

  • Pattern: Morgan, by Anne Kuo Lukito (@annekuolukito), on Knitty
  • Yarn: Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool and Rowan Kid Silk Haze, held together — just under 1 ball apiece
  • Needles: Two 4.0 mm circs
  • Other notions: Fine gauge plastic canvas, felt, and sewing thread for stiffening the peak

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