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The tale of the imperfect glove

I am not a perfectionist about most things, knitting included.  I tend to think that any errors in the fabric are far more visible to me than they would be to the casual observer, and as such, I often let little imperfections slide.  These Trenza Mitts, though, crossed the line from “little imperfections” into “glaring mistakes” […]

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Turn a Dashing Square

I’m trying to learn not to be so matchy-matchy.  I’ve been hearing lately that it’s very stylish to coordinate one’s accessories, but to match them? Not so much. This isn’t an easy lesson for me, as you might imagine, being someone who has spent much of the last fifteen years attempting to exactly match the […]

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Chill

Not a lot of chatter in the comments here these days.  I wonder why that is.  Am I talking about things that you find completely uninspiring? Am I not posting enough? Am I posting too much?  Does it have nothing to do with me at all, and everything to do with October?  That’s it, isn’t […]

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Thumbless Dashing

I just realized it’s been a year since I first picked up the knitting needles.  My first project with them was a pair of fingerless gloves, and surprise, surprise, guess what my most recent project has been? Yes, it’s another pair of Dashing.  After making three pairs for other people, I was eager to make […]

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Dashing Young Things

I’m thinking I may need to have my “crafty blogger” license revoked.  Not counting photography-related posts, I haven’t dedicated an entire post to anything craft-related in almost a month.  A lot of that is because I haven’t done much of anything crafty.  I’ve wanted to, but I’ve been stalled by the state of my craft […]

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How dashing

I’ve been drooling over this pattern since before I knew my way around a pair of knitting needles, and I finally started a set back in January.  This is Dashing, from Knitty.  I love them because they are masculine enough that I can make them for those hard to shop for men in my life, […]

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What else is Saturday morning for?

If not mis-matched pajamas, Mommy-made wrist-warmers, and Wii? My 2-at-a-time experiment went well – I think it was probably a smart idea not to complicate the process of learning to work two items together by also trying to learn how to make socks at the same time.  At least for a newbie like me.  I […]

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