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Hey, hey, we’re the Monkees

I was commissioned to make a pair of Mike Nesmith-inspired wool hats recently, after somebody saw the one I made for Aidan last year.  So here they are.  I like these a lot better than Aidan’s, actually, which was done on a loom, and totally improvised. I improvised these, too, but I’ve got more experience […]

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Body Powder Gift Set

  Over the course of this past autumn, I swore off shampoo, deodorant, and moisturizer.  I know. Either you’ve done this before yourself and are thinking “good for you” or you’ve never done it and are thinking I’m crazy (not to mention stinky). Well, maybe I am a little bit crazy, but I smell just […]

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January Knitting

Fair Warning: here begins approximately three months of moaning about the cold and longing for spring.  What can I say?  It’s  a little ritual of mine.  Do you know what else appears to be gaining ritual status for me?  January knitting. By the time supper is cleaned up, homework is done, and the kids are […]

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One for me, seven for you

Ok, technically, the one that’s for me isn’t even for me to keep – it’s for my MIL, and it’s part of her birthday gift. I went back to my trusty little blue Knifty Knitter loom this week and made my very favorite neckwarmer pattern: Cashmere Neckwarmer [the only link I can find is to […]

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A shawl, a shirt, and a touch of madness

I have to thank you all for the feedback on my partially-completed shawl.  I was on the fence about splurging for the materials to finish the project, and your comments gave me a lot of food for thought… So, I bought the other two skeins and finished the shawl.  But not before I ripped out […]

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Mr. Woolhat

Whatever would we do without Netflix?  Well, we certainly wouldn’t be introducing our children to old episodes of The Monkees.  And by extension, I most definitely would not be knitting a green wool hat with a pom-pom on top for my older son. But, we do have Netflix, and we have been renting The Monkees, […]

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Striped Sock Puppet

My six-year-old’s buddy had a birthday party today, and we wanted to make him something special.  Enter our friend Sock Puppet.  We’ve made a few of these before, but this time I thought I’d share the steps here, in case you’d like to make your own striped friend.  Eamonn chose all of the yarn colors […]

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Getting knitty

Last week I alluded to the next knitting project I wanted to tackle.  It’s a summer shawl, written for needle-knitters.  I have a tendency to think that any project that involves knitting a flat panel can easily be translated from the needles to the loom. To some extent, that’s true, but perhaps using the word […]

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