Category Archives: Knitting

Manhattan Bound Ingenue Cardigan

Football season has started – time for knitting projects. I have always wanted to knit the Wendy Bernard Ingenue sweater (LOVE top down knitting!), but wanted a cardigan rather than a pullover.  The upcoming trip to Manhattan  seemed to be … Continue reading

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Bubbles and Butterfly Kisses: Instructions Continued

From Yoke Instructions: Body of Sweater: Rows 48 – 55 start the lower portion of the sweater.  Knit them in Stockinette Stitch (Knit right side rows, purl wrong side rows) with MC.  End with purl row. Divide for Sleeves: Summary:  … Continue reading

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Bubbles and Butterfly Kisses: Yoke Instructions and some Stitch Count Philosophy

Bubbles and Butterfly Kisses:  A True Destashification Project.  Knit with 100% Stash Yarns.  This is designed to be a fun project.  Don’t let being off by one or two stitches interfere with that fun.  Please scroll down for philosophical discussion … Continue reading

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Bubbles and Butterfly Kisses: A Destashification Sweater

Knitting Instructions posted here. All knitters have it… It may be hidden or carefully stored, but it is there…. That skein – and that other skein – of yarn purchased “awhile back” for those scarves. It was called “novelty yarn” … Continue reading

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Beaded Scarf

Beaded yarn is something to drool over!  Beautiful, but with a price in excess of $40 for 100 yards, it is prohibitively expensive. “I could make that for a fraction of the cost!”  (A comment every needleartist has made at … Continue reading

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More Football = More Knitting

Four Football Playoff Games + Pre-Game Shows + Post-Game Shows = One Silk Sage Sweater. Yarn from the Stash and a knitting pattern from 1968! The Stash contained two cones of sage green  Elann.com Soie Bambou, a silk bamboo double … Continue reading

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Football and Knitting

Are you ready for some football? Line up the Unfinished Knitting Projects from the Stash, knitting needles, and a coffee – turn on ESPN and the playoffs and… I…it is time to knit! Football and knitting! A great Destashification Weekend! … Continue reading

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Luscious Yarn = Lovely Sweaters

The Yarn Stash is more tactile than The Fabric Stash.   It contains yarns spun from qiviut, cashmere, silk, merino, linen, bamboo (even some wool and acrylics) and combinations there of.  Yarn just has a feel that is difficult to resist. … Continue reading

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The Five Year Sweater

When winter sets, so does the urge to knit.  Even after moving to Arizona. My sons, now men, still live in the Northeast and still need warm sweaters (at least in their mother’s opinion). Five winters ago, I started Jack’s … Continue reading

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Arizona AC-Proof Destashification Sweater

The Arizona Desert in the summer is hot, but the AC is not.  Most buildings are air conditioned to a surprisingly cool temperature, although even 80 degrees is chilly after being in 110+ degrees. To ward off the summer indoor … Continue reading

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