Monthly Archives: February 2015

“It’s Too Short!”

Sometimes you find that a child or grandchild grew taller without growing much wider!  The long sleeves of the sweater you lovingly knit that once fit perfectly now end several inches or centimeters above the wrist.  Or maybe even the … Continue reading

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A Few Pictures of FOs

  After Thor’s Valentine Day sweater was blocked and dried, he graciously agreed to model it for blog post pictures. First Picture:  Raglan sleeves work well on Thor.  This picture shows how the faux (twist) cables I worked in between … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Babycakes Creates:
I love knitting. I love Cary Grant. And this video clip of Cary Grant’s character learning to knit in Mr. Lucky is hilarious. Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Transforming Plain to Stylish for Valentine’s Day

Every Valentine’s Day I give Thor something I’ve designed and knit with him in mind.  I felt I had to make up for his birthday sweater out of yarn that quickly pilled miserably.  So last month I raided my stash … Continue reading

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The Knitter Kneads

On my last birthday, Thor gave me a Panasonic bread machine.  I loved it (still do), and it encouraged me – after a 30 year hiatus – to start making bread again.  (I enjoyed having the bread machine as I wanted … Continue reading

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When Yarn Wears Poorly …

Sometimes we knit or crochet something that doesn’t wear well.  Several factors on the maker’s side can affect a garment’s wear, including (but not limited to): improper cleaning (e.g., dry cleaning is very harsh on natural fibers), too loose a stitch gauge, … Continue reading

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