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Toast for Granny

So I made another pair of Toast.  This is the style without the thumbs – they’re just plain, straight tubes of knit stitch, and about as simple as it gets.  In theory anyway. Ever get the idea that some projects are just doomed from the start? First I cast on too few stitches.  Then too […]

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Sticks, part two

I survived the experience of knitting in the round with DPNs, and I have a pair of Toasty fingerless gloves to show for it.  Thanks for all of the encouragement this weekend (and the expressions of disbelief – I got a nice laugh out of some of those comments.) The second glove looks a lot […]

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Beanie babies

Have you seen Leslie Friend‘s new hat pattern?  It’s called Chunky Knit Beanie, and it seemed to me that it would be a very simple thing to adapt to the loom.  And since Eamonn needed a new hat, I gave it shot. Please forgive the photo – most pictures of Eamonn are a blur of […]

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Last day

Today was the last day for a while that I’ll be able to sleep past 7:15.  It’s the last day that I’ll be able to sit on the couch with a knitting project, listening to a couple of podcasts, making something for myself without unanswered business email hanging over my head. Tomorrow Neil goes back […]

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Where have I been?

Two posts from me on New Year’s Eve and then nothing.  It’s three days into the new year, and where have I been?  Well, see, the beautiful thing about having a husband who works in education is that he generally gets a Christmas break just like the kids do.  This translates into long, cozy days […]

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