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swatching…

I've tried to make a little bit of time for knitting in the evenings in the past week, and my reward is a finished swatch! This one is in Brooklyn Tweed's LOFT, in the color Foothills, and it features a butterfly motif from Nancy Bush's "Knitted Lace of Estonia" book. I love looking at Estonian… Continue reading swatching…

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Almost finished.

A rare mid-week post from me, but I'm so excited I can't help but share: Having my in-laws visit this past weekend gave me a lot more time than I'd normally have for knitting, and it paid off! After finishing Maddy's Vahtralehekesed, I turned my attention to the shawl collar of my second Garter Rib… Continue reading Almost finished.

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things i make for maddy: baby maple leaf cardigan!

I finished Maddy's cardigan, which I will for now call "Vahtralehekesed" (thanks to Katrin for the translation of "baby maple leaves" on one of my previous posts!): It fits (but without much room for growth), so she'll almost certainly be wearing this at Rhinebeck! I'm really pleased with how well it worked out, especially since… Continue reading things i make for maddy: baby maple leaf cardigan!

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yoked

Wow, Sunday sure rolled around fast! We've had a really rough week - poor Madrigal finally succumbed to the nasty, nasty cold that Andrew and I have been struggling with for two weeks now. Add in teething and being on the verge of walking (seriously, she's already taken a few independent steps!), and we're not… Continue reading yoked

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plotting

I'm still working on the Garter Rib cardigan. Shawl-collared sweaters are deceptive little beasts - you finish the body and you think you're almost done, but no no, you've still got a giant button-band/collar to work up! But progress is progress and I'll finish it soon. At least, I hope I will. I'll be teaching… Continue reading plotting

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things i make (and design!) for maddy: even more maddypants!

These have actually been finished for 3 weeks, I've just not been able to find the time to take pictures and blog about them until recently. Oh, life. It's been totally crazy lately. Anyway, the Maddypants, they are finished: Ravelry Project Page Pattern: from my head Yarn: BC Garn Semilla DK (one skein each in… Continue reading things i make (and design!) for maddy: even more maddypants!