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10 days left

Although I'm done with holiday gift knitting, I still have been pushing myself to finish my current projects on the needles. *knocks on wood* I might actually finish them in time to be holiday gifts! Of course, now that I've said that, the universe will mess with me, oh well. First up with Miss 4… Continue reading 10 days left

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Cold weather means more wool

Friday night we had a slight dusting of snow. Enough that it covered the ground, more than a dusting but less than half an inch. Our youngest kiddos were so excited to go out and play yesterday morning. As soon as miss 4 year old came back in she said she'd never go play in… Continue reading Cold weather means more wool

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Knit faster, the holidays are coming!

This week went by in a blur. Somehow it's Saturday and I don't know where the week went. I've been knitting and spinning every spare chance I have trying to finish projects. The mitts for my middle kiddo are coming along. The first is done - except for the thumb. I'm going to wait until… Continue reading Knit faster, the holidays are coming!

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Dad’s Christmas hat

I finished knitting my dad's hat with my handspun. This yarn is an Aran weight spun from Gotland lamb roving. There was quite a bit of vegetable matter in the fiber still and I got most of it out while spinning but found some while knitting. I spun this on my Spin-E-Kube espinner. I have… Continue reading Dad’s Christmas hat

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Spinning clouds

My youngest always says I'm spinning white fluffy clouds when I spin this Targhee Debouillet cross. And I definitely feel that way when I'm spinning. I tried to leave a little lanolin in the wool when I scoured to keep it soft and smooth. I plan to use this as warp on a weaving project.… Continue reading Spinning clouds

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Park knitting

I've always loved freaking out the muggles by knitting in public. I've even combed and carded wool at the park while the girls played. Today is no different, I'm knitting on a new project - a hat for my dad for Christmas. I'm using my handspun that came out to an Aran/light bulky weight and… Continue reading Park knitting

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WIP Wednesday and plus a cast on

I'm slowly making progress on my middle kiddos fingerless mitts. The first mitt is about an inch away from binding off, then just the thumb left. She loves it so far and the yarn is really nice to knit with. I decided to put the Milo vests in the basket of ignored projects until after… Continue reading WIP Wednesday and plus a cast on