Belated Christmas Knitting

Belated Christmas Knitting

I have almost finished knitting my planned Christmas (belated now) gifts for my friend B. and her family. I have finished and blocked the lap blanklets for her two daughters. I used the Hourglass Throw pattern by Anne Hanson for each but I knit it with my BFL DK as I wanted something a bit smaller. I used 4 skeins with 1 less repeat wide for the orange one (colourway – Orange Julius) for the younger girl. I used 5 skeins for the...

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My Holiday Knitting Progress

My Holiday Knitting Progress

I have finished two more items and I have two more items currently on the needles. First completed item is the 2luvcrew socks from the book Socktopus by Alice Yu (great book – I highly recommend it). I knit these socks using my Cash Sock yarn in the Autumn Glory with quite a bit of yarn leftover (28 g). The second completed item is another Wrapped Ribs Cowl (pattern by Natalie Servant). This time I knit it out of MadelineTosh Merino...

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My sock yarn has been reviewed

My sock yarn has been reviewed on the Ottawa podcast TwoTangledSkeins. They discussed my sock yarn two times during this episode. The first time is near the middle while they are discussing their current WIPs (works-in-progress) since Kari is knitting mittens with my sock yarn and near the end while they are talking about promotion codes currently being offered to their viewers. Thank you Kari and Sue for the great review of my sock...

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Hostas #3

Colour Hostas is a mixture of various shades of green ranging from a darker blue-green to a lighter yellow-green. Yarn Details 4-ply sock yarn 75% superwash merino and 25% nylon good basic sock yarn that is soft with the added strength of nylon great yardage for 100g skein 100g and 420 m (463 yards) machine washable There are 2 skeins in this dye batch. $29.00 Cdn               project ideas This yarn is...

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My current favorite sock book

My current favorite sock book

My friend and owner of the Just Knitting store gave me this sock book Socktopus by Alice Yu as part of my christmas present this year. I immediately fell in love with many of the sock patterns in this lovely book. I have already knit two of the patterns in this book and I have plans to knit more of them. I knit the largest size of the Farmer MacGregor sock as a late Christmas present for my brother using Steam Valley Fiber Hand Dyed Fingering...

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My tweedy socks

My tweedy socks

I knit the first sock as my project sock while I taught a Beginner Sock class at Just Knitting in early March using my A Tweedy Sock yarn in the Purple Tweed colourway . I really like the look of the knitted fabric with this yarn. This yarn looks quite different knitted up than it looks in the cake or skein. My basic sock pattern (64 sts) that I used to knit this sock is like most plain socks patterns out there with a few small differences. The...

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My yarn has been reviewed

My yarn has been reviewed

Check out the Hot Pink Socks Ewes and Reviews blog. Every week she reviews one or two things that are knitting related. Stephanie is reviewing Yvieknits Yarn this week. This is a link to my review. She is also running a contest to win a skein of my sock yarn in the blue haze colourway on her blog.

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