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A Year in the Making: Sparkle Cardigan

Slow cloth is just that: Slow. It takes a long time to make and there is deep consideration of the process. I started spinning for this project last year, on October 1, 2017, to be exact. I finished the spinning in February 2018 after a long final push to get the project finished. It had… Continue reading A Year in the Making: Sparkle Cardigan

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Episode 83 LIVE: A bit of a deviation …

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Live Stream this week! It was a lot of fun and there was a lot of snow talk – never a dull moment, let me tell you! Welcome to new and returning viewers – I really appreciate you taking the time out of your day and… Continue reading Episode 83 LIVE: A bit of a deviation …

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norah sparkles

Recently, Norah asked for some new sweaters to add to her ‘collection’ – she has a drawer full of hand knit sweaters from when James was a baby and I knit quite a few then for both kids to wear. Sadly, they are now too small but she continues to want them in her dresser… Continue reading norah sparkles

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Mammoth of a project. For real.

There is something very satisfying about clearing off the needles and finishing up projects that have languished a long time. One of those projects is this one but not because it was on the needles for eons, mostly it is because it took a long time to spin, ply and finish. This project lasted almost… Continue reading Mammoth of a project. For real.

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the aftermath.

It is difficult to write about this sweater because it has gone on for a very long time. I started this back in the fall with high hopes of finishing it quickly but I became distracted and put it aside. The final product has been a bit disappointing, which I think I have fixed but… Continue reading the aftermath.

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Christmas Grape.

This is another picture heavy since this time it is of Norah! Her Christmas sweater is finished just in time to wear … for next year! Hers is huge as well and while I think she will have a growth spurt before the end of December (she’s due for one), I’m not sure she will… Continue reading Christmas Grape.

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mallard blue.

I am hooked on seamed sweaters. Like really hooked. They are brilliant. And so fast. I knit this in about 10 days! I’ve had this yarn languishing in the my stash, which was originally meant for a sweater for one of the men in my life. In the end, I just never ended feeling inspired… Continue reading mallard blue.