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Episode 25: Our Goals This is where I record the eleventy billionth knitting podcast. So should I bother writing out a pattern?2) And what are some affordable super bulky yarns you use and what are you planning to knit in them? Powered by Blogger.

Free Pattern! Crocheted and Felted Cat Mat in Drops Eskimo Crocheted in Drops Eskimo and then felted. Save 30% on Drops Eskimo until the end of February in our Drops Felting Fever Sale! This puurfect cat mat is sure to be appreciated by a feline friend! The mat is crocheted in Drops Eskimo - a super chunky 100% wool yarn - and then felted in the washing machine.

Beautiful new haberdashery at Loop This week we are obsessing over some of the wonderful new haberdashery items in the shop, that are just perfect for those Spring projects for the warmer days to come, or for finishing off your Winter projects with beautiful details. We have new darning mushrooms, buttons, stitch markers and more!

Kapsel Kapsel, by Very Shannon, was such a pleasure to knit this winter. I am so happy I was able to test knit this one because it was finished before our cold weather left. And I have found that it goes with everything. I have to brag on Shannon for creating such a great throw-over-anything pattern.

Mystery Blanket Club 2019: post 1, February First of all I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has joined my brand new "Mystery" knitting adventure. We had an amazing response to this year's Club and extended the number of members from six-hundred to seven-hundred due to an overwhelming demand.

Experiments in yarn… Not sure that this sort of 'preventative cro-jo protection' is possible or if it will be at all effective, but my brain seems to think it's worth a go! - Started breaking into mini skeins for some hexagon sampling. - Worked up various leaves, flowers and assorted bits of greenery for a potential little garden of some sort.

Reader, I frogged them! But when the evening rolled round and it came to picking up and knitting on them, I procrastinated and avoided them. I thought about trying different needles but the idea didn't excite me right then. So, I took the plunge and frogged. I feel better for it too.

Souvenir yarn… Artfiber: Tsuki turquoise #10. bought in 2011 on a trip to San Francisco….at Artfiber. cast on immediately and knit 2" Fast forward….2019. Look what I found. Tsuki is a mohair/silk blend which combines for the lushest, softest, loveliest fiber ever.

5 weeks of knitting season We are five weeks in to the Knitting Season Club - a three month exploration of creative making, following a format that's a little different to previous clubs, with weekly essays and creative assignments as well as the usual collection of new patterns.

Photoshoot…. I just finished a photoshoot for my mom. I'm actually feeling just a tad piqued. After my last post….I had a really bad fall outside. Dad had to pick me up; I was crying, and I sort of messed all over myself. When Daddy brought me inside….I messed all over myself again.

Cosy Tea Love This colourful Fair Isle design features panels of hearts and little houses inspired by a croft house on the west coast of Scotland. The Home Sweet Home Tea Cosy pattern includes a knitting chart to make it with 11 pastel colours of Jamieson's of Shetland dk yarn and is knitted in the round.

Free Pattern! Moss Stitch Cowl knitted in Cygnet Seriously Chunky Metallics Knitted in Cygnet Seriously Chunky Metallics. You'll need the following materials for this pattern:. Download the free pattern by clicking here.

New patterns using gorgeous Mrs Moon yarns ~ and a great giveaway on Instagram! We're so excited about all the wonderful new patterns that use Mrs Moon yarn! A favourite at Loop, the different bases from Mrs Moon are all super soft and wonderful to work with and the bright, beautiful colour palette always makes us happy. We have the Plump, the Pudding, and an amazing kit that includes Plump DK.

New shawl pattern and video series! I am so excited to introduce my newest shawl pattern with you! It's available on both Ravelry and! I am offering an introductory discount, so be sure to use coupon code GEM at checkout through Friday, February 8 to receive 15% off! Offer will end at midnight CT.

Get cosy by joining the blanket trend Are you knitting or crocheting a blanket? Blankets are one of the big knitting and crochet trends right now with lots of patterns and knits available. They are particularly appealing at this time of year because you get more cosy as your blanket grows.

How to swatch for a sweater One of the most common stories I hear, and one I've experienced myself, is that despite getting the right gauge on the swatch the sweater turned out unexpectedly huge or tiny.

The Circus Blanket Sometimes you make something and you feel just a little bit joyful about it. You have an idea, plan a project, make it and then it turns out grand. This is true of the Circus Blanket. The idea, what it would look like and how I would make it was a thing of moments.

February blues February might be the shortest month but it always feels to me like time runs much more slowly in February than in any other month. To be honest I'm tired of grey, dreary, overcast days and I'm so looking forward to feeling the days lengthen out and seeing brighter colours emerging in the countryside.

Sweater kal prizes In my last post, announcing the knitalong, I mentioned prizes and here's what you could win. Of course, getting a sweater you really love that loves your body back is a pretty great prize too!

Podcast Episode 62 Cherry Heart Podcast 62: In which I have a new Podmail section and share the usual makes with you.

Winter Colours There is knitting in this post I promise, but there's also lots of winter colour because if you're anything like me, you find the natural world and the landscape endlessly fascinating and inspiring. Those eleventy hundred bulbs I planted in the autumn are beginning to reveal themselves and I can't resist showing you a few:.

Well hello there… I am back, a day later than promise…but some days are just like that. :) I have missed you loads. Thank you for being so understanding about my time away. I know that it did me a world of good and it feels like my words have come back. How have you been?

FO: Mini Purl Ridge Scarf Here is another small project I knit for my daughter. She loves it and wore it right away! Success! It is a modified version of the Purl…

Aging…. You remember me, don't you? Some people thought that we weren't blogging anymore because of my untimely demise, but that's just not so. Granted, I'm very very very old…probably entering my 15th human year which would be my 105th doggy year, so I guess one might call that old.

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