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FO: Third Time’s a Charm?

Color Affection by kikilemarteau After unravelling this pattern twice already, I have finally completed my Color Affection. I really really liked my friend’s Colour Affection, where she paired similar value colours together. It made it look like it all went… Continue Reading →

Attack of the Knitting Mojo

Since the summer, I seem to have been (re)bitten by the knitting bug. Here is an account of my progress. After knitting most of the year on and off on this cowl with lovely silk yarn that Chelle gave me,… Continue Reading →

Multnomah Knitting Progress

I didn’t take any knitting project with me travelling, and I barely read any of my novels (I brought 2), so I’m quite surprised to be so far along this project (and in my TBR pile). I cast on in… Continue Reading →

Visiting the Frog Pond

I bought this yarn from a local designer-friend, Melonhead Knitwear, at Circle Craft Christmas Market in November 2010. She was selling her handknits as well as hand-dyed and handspun yarn by the skein. When I tried on the hats she… Continue Reading →

Just Keep Knitting

So last time I blogged about knitting, I had not finished Gnome for Festivus, I was planning to frog Argante, start Gaenor, and cast on for some fingerless gloves. I still haven’t finished Gnome. Here is how much I’ve knit… Continue Reading →

Start-and-stop-itis

Question for the knitters out there: Are you often indecisive when it comes to a project? Even when you’re over the halfway point? That is what happened to me with my Argante shawl (yarn: Socks that Rock). I was loving… Continue Reading →

Crafty Mojo Returns

On Sunday I went to a different fabric store to look at the selection of blue-patterned fabric. Last time I went to Dressew because it’s right by my work, and I liked the fabric I selected but I didn’t love… Continue Reading →

Crafty Mojo

I’ve made substantial progress on my shawl! I am quite impressed with Argante and may even knit Gaenor. It would look quite gorgeous with my new Unwind Yarns. Unfortunately, today I have totally lost my crafty mojo. It’s not the… Continue Reading →

Look at my Lace!!

That’s right, I’m knitting a lace shawl! The pattern I decided on was Argante by Corrina Ferguson (Rav link) and I’m using 1 skein of Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock in colourway “Garden Daze” (Rav link). I was… Continue Reading →

Knitted Kitty, Sleeping Cowl

As you may know, Henry is a yarn snob. He only fondles fibres with 100% natural content. Therefore, I believed my cowl being knit with Nashua Ivy (50% alpaca, 45% merino, 5% synthetic) was safe. I thought wrong: Fortunately he… Continue Reading →

Knitting Luuurve

I have a lot of Mirasol yarn in my stash, and I often pet it and wonder what it will become one day. I have four skeins (in two different colours) of Mirasol Miski, and one skein of Mirasol Hacho…. Continue Reading →

Luna Cast On

I trekked out to Burnaby yesterday to meet Chelle and her precious ball winder for a Knitting Meetup. It was really nice, I wound all three balls of the Cascade Luna and then cast on for the Quickie Cowl. And… Continue Reading →

Yarn Central

Today my sister and I went to the yarn store! She is learning to weave and so I helped her choose yarn for her class. I picked out some lovely Cascade 220 and Cascade Heathers 220 for her. She wanted… Continue Reading →

Back into the Knitting Groove

So, as I mentioned in my 2008 wrap-up / welcome 2009 post, I didn’t knit my mom the lace stole. However, whenever I wear my knitting hat, earwarmers, or scarf… she likes to say, “ooh, I’d look good in that!”… Continue Reading →

Purple Knitting Update

The second easiest scarf in the world is still not done (the first easiest is just knitting all rows): Why? you ask… well, because I’m cheap. I don’t want to buy another skein of the yarn (also I know that… Continue Reading →

Almost FO

Despite Henry’s “help” with Calorimetry [pattern link], I’m nearly done. I lovelovelove the colour, and as I’ve mentioned before, I adore the Blue Sky Alpacas Organic Dyed Cotton! Yum! Hopefully I’ll finish it off during Birthday Knitting with Julia at… Continue Reading →

Pathetic Progress

No one said my WIP knitting had to be good progress. So I cast on… and I hate casting on. I do the thumb method because it’s the only one I ever learned. And I hate how loose it is;… Continue Reading →

Yessir, Yessir, Three Bags Full

My favourite LYS (and I mean super local) celebrated their 2nd Year Anniversary this weekend. Back in March, my sister gave me a gift certificate to the LYS for my birthday. So, gift certificate in hand, boyfriend in tow, I… Continue Reading →

Bandit Bunny has Ears Stolen

We went over to CW’s Grandma’s earlier today and she helped me work on my Cuddly Bunny. CW’s mum was there too and we all agreed there are some weird things about the pattern. For one, we didn’t like the… Continue Reading →

Not to jinx myself… but…

I’m knitting a cuddly bunny. This yarn just screamed Easter, and I know that I’ve missed Easter but shut up I don’t care. I wanted to use it to knit those Easter Eggs too (I have the pattern that Michelle… Continue Reading →

She actually knits?!

You thought this was a knitblog didn’t you? Well to be honest, it never began as one… back in 2001… on a different blog/server/name. But when I started getting back into knitting properly… I think it was mid-2005, and then… Continue Reading →

“For someone who likes knitting, you get awfully angry with it.”

CW said this to me as I was getting upset at the stupid increases and decreases. 1. I can’t increase on a purl row. I just… don’t know how. The knit into the back of the stitch method doesn’t work… Continue Reading →

Rip (x8) and Re-Knit

Yes, you read correctly… times 8. For any non-knitters, the term “rip” or “frogging” is used whenever you unravel something you’ve knitted. It’s often called “frogging” because you ‘rip-it, rip-it’… and if you pull quickly enough, the stitches coming apart… Continue Reading →

Progress on the 10 Foot Scarf

At the Knitting Meetup Monday night, I just kept knitting the blue ribbed scarf for my sister. Destination: 120 inches (10 feet) After 1 skein: 45 inches Monday night: 57 inches (see photo) The Math: 120 – 57 = 63… Continue Reading →

Finished Clogs

Here are the clogs for my dad all felted and shaped. I stuffed the clogs full of plastic bags to shape them while they dried. I must give a huge thanks to momslake on the KR Forum… she helped me… Continue Reading →

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