A fair trade

December 17, 2007

I don’t have much in the handspun department today. I spun a little, but then I realized CRAP CHRISTMAS KNITTING! So I stopped spinning and focused on finishing my mom’s socks. Mom wanted ankle socks. Plain Ankle Socks. See how that worked? This yarn didn’t want to be plain socks. So they are No So [...]

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Pretty in Pink

December 11, 2007

Sweet baby niece needs Christmas. And while I am bah humbugging my way through the season, she is only 2 and needs prezzies! So…. I knit her the Make Believe Crown from Interweave Knits. Its available for free from Knitting Daily now. This is a super quick and easy knit. But it wasn’t what I [...]

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Pretty lights!

November 29, 2007

Cristi and I had a little KAL for the December Lights Tam! See our pretty tams! We have pretty pretty tams! Look at those floats! My only regret about this project is that I don’t think I picked the colors wisely enough. I love the colors, but I think the pale pink and pale purple [...]

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November 22, 2007

In honor of the American Thanksgiving holiday, I am thankful today for the Earth we live on. (cheesy, yes, shut up!) The Guilt-Free Shopping Bag! Take it along and use a little less in the plastic bag and paper bag department. Yes, these can both be recycled, but the reality is, recycling these cause a [...]

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November 20, 2007

When mom came to visit this summer she asked if I would make her something to hold her cell phone. Then before I could, she left. Mom’s phone fits in this sideways – so it is a little different I mean, she left within an hour of asking for it, I didn’t even Cast on. [...]

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November 13, 2007

Gems that is. Pattern: Winter Gems, Cast On magazine Fall 2008Yarn: Berroco Ultra Alpaca – less than one skeinNeedles: Knitpicks options size 6Started: Thursday before SAFFFinished: Sunday AFTER SAFF – so just over a week and I was NOT faithful Thoughts: I love these and will probably knit them again, but maybe in a yarn [...]

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Flame On!

November 8, 2007

Yes, it is done. The Candleflame (please forgive the very bad Fantastic 4 reference there). Pattern: Candleflame Yarn: Elsebeth Levold Silky Wool (2.5 skeins)Needles: Denise US Size 8 Start: April 2008 Finish: October 2008Modifications: This pattern calls for lace weight. I made it in fingering weight and love it. I CO the number of stitches [...]

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November 1, 2007

OK … not really, but I do have a Dreamy FO for you. Pattern: Dream Swatch from knitandtonic.Yarn: Lime N Violet Sock Yarn in Lady Chameleon Colorway – 82 yardsNeedles: Denise Interchangeable Size US 5Time: About a week – but this was my around town mindless knitting, so really only a couple hours.Mods: Well, I [...]

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October 30, 2007

I am WAY behind in posting FOs. So look for several over the next week or so! I LOVE this hat! It is cute, but Tattoo Boyfriend could pull it off in a little more manly color! Butterfly says, “There is a face on the other side of this head!” My head isn’t lopsided – [...]

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Boyfriend Socks: Lucky Bamboo

October 25, 2007

Tattoo Boyfriend doesn’t like lacey socks and I find it difficult to find manly enough patterns for him. Granted, I haven’t been looking all that hard, but that isn’t the point. These are part of his Christmas prezzies so shhhhh….he doesn’t read this blog. Eh, he knows he is getting socks anyway. These were a [...]

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