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Thrifty Thursday

I have had so many excellent finds lately I feel I need to start my Thrifty Thursday posts again.  First up, yarn!  Bet you thought I was going to say Pyrex right? I bought 3 cakes of Valley Yarns Northfield … Continue reading

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Prize Winning Knitting

I entered some of my knitting at the Eastern States Exposition this year. Imagine my delight when I received two first prizes and one second prize!  One of the first prizes was for my Fisherlad Guernsey.  You’ve seen it before. … Continue reading

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How to dye yarn with Kool-Aid, lesson one. A tutorial

Let me just first say I am an amateur dyer.  This is what I do. First you have to buy your Kool-Aid.   You need the kind that comes in packets without any sugar or artificial sweetener.  Store brand is … Continue reading

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The Hogsmeade Hat and an incentive to knit it and then donate it

I’ve got my first pattern ready to put on Ravelry, it is hat #50, also called the Hogsmeade Hat, because if you are going to visit Hogsmeade, you need a warm woolen hat!  I wanted to design a very easy … Continue reading

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Hat # 48

It seems I forgot to post hat #48.  Here it is. This one is  That Easy Guernsey Hat by Christine Roy.  The first hat I knit was with Lamb’s Pride worsted, which is in a perverse way, actually an aran … Continue reading

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Hat # 49

I’ve been lax in posting knitting pictures.  Here is hat #49.  It is called Bulletproof Aran by Chuck Wright and is knit in Northampton yarn.  This was a really fun knit, a bit of a challenge but not so challenging … Continue reading

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Thrifty Thursday

This week I found 2 skeins of Lamb’s Pride for $1.00 each!  Retail that’s about $18.00.  You all know how I love my Lamb’s Pride. In other purchases, I decided I needed another pair or 11 DPN’s in metal.  I … Continue reading

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Hat # 46

I’m not so happy with the results of this hat.The pattern is South End Knitters Hat.  It is  a free pattern.  Hat is extremely stretchy, so that the 96 stitch hat fits an adult, but is too short to turn … Continue reading

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Thrifty Thursday

You can’t really beat a booklet of Lopi patterns for 39 cents can you!  Found at Savers. And speaking of Lopi, my very last sweater that was on the needles has been completed.  This one took over 2 years to … Continue reading

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More Sweater Finishing

I started this one for the Ravellenic Games in 2012.  I finished the sweater before the games were done except for one small pesky problem.  It needed a zipper.  As you can see, no zipper.  I bought a zipper.  Lesson … Continue reading

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