Monthly Archives: December 2006

Size 1 needles equal torture

In an effort to learn how to make socks, I’m trying lots of different patterns and yarn. Currently on the needles are Fleece Artist merino socks, and they conveniently come with a pattern. (Picture from the Fleece Artist site, I … Continue reading

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A Letter to Non-knitters buying gifts for Knitters

My friend Megan, who is an inspiring knitter, received the oddest gift — a scarf where the knitter obviously ran out of yarn halfway through and switched to an entirely different color to finish. After I finished reading this blog … Continue reading

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New Knits

With Christmas items done, I can’t help my mind turning to what to make in the coming months. This is not really a “to do” list because the likelihood of my actually finishing this many projects is pretty minimal — … Continue reading

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Christmas gifts? CHECK!

I think I’m done! I just finished finishing off the last of the doll sweaters. Excruciating as they were, they are cute. Not quite what I was going for, but I hope it will work. They look fine, I think, … Continue reading

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Idea for next Christmas: Advent Calendar

Boo got an advent calendar in the post from some lovely British relatives. It is Thomas and it has chocolate and he loves it, almost a bit too much. He doesn’t understand counting down or why we won’t give him … Continue reading

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Apron pattern found!

Way back when, I found a blog entry about an apron that I thought was adorable, and it suddenly made me realize that I DO NOT HAVE AN APRON! And I wanted one. Eventually, I found the pattern at Paisley … Continue reading

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Toddler + Scissors = Hole

The other day I was happily knitting away on the foot of the second (and last) stocking when Boo started riffling through the bag beside me. There’s a tape measure in there, and he loves playing with those, so that’s … Continue reading

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