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FO Friday – A new pattern

Posted by on Sep 6, 2008 in fiber | 6 comments

Pursuit of Fiber will be on a break for the month of September.  From Sept 6-21, I will be away from my computer sunning myself in the mythical state of Hawaii.  Hopefully I can catch a volcanoe and make my inner pyro happy. I have released my Firebrick Mittens for your pleasure while I am away.  They are a blast to knit and much simplier than they look. ...

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Thursday – yarn tasting

Posted by on Aug 21, 2008 in fiber | 0 comments

Kid Mohair Blend by Sublime buy 4.75sts/inch on US 8s 60% Kid Mohair, 35% Nylon, 5% Merino 122 yards. Color: 0070 Kid Mohair Blend by Sublime on Ravelry So I am not a fan of mohair so I’m not sure I can give a fair review of this yarn.  People keep saying that Rowan Kid Silk is the best so I will still reserve complete judgement on the entire fiber,...

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WIP Wednesday – knitstoned & David Paul Boreanaz

Posted by on Aug 20, 2008 in fiber | 4 comments

I have been knitting my little heart out for the Ravelympics. I had a 24 hour late start and I had a few days of no knitting. I finished first sock Sunday night. Monday I cast on and knit my daily need to finish by the end of the race, but had to rip it all out since my cast on was too tight on the second sock. I caught up yesterday but have had little...

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FO Friday – Christmas in July

Posted by on Aug 15, 2008 in fiber | 5 comments

I finished these in July. They are BILs Christmas socks for this year. Pattern: Personal Toe-up pattern for US Men’s 8W Raveled Here Yarn: Pagewood Farm Yukon Hand Dyed Bamboo Sock Yarn – 3/4 skein in Camo Needles: Knitpicks Harmony Fixed Circular US 1.5 (2.50mm) Mods: You could say this is entirely a mod. I used Judy’s Magic Cast-on for...

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Thursday – yarn tasting

Posted by on Aug 14, 2008 in fiber | 2 comments

Cashsoft DK by RYC 5.5 sts/inch on US 6s 57% Merino, 33% Microfiber, 10% Cashmere 142 yards. Color: 512 Cashsoft DK on Ravelry This yarn is a dream to knit with.  I just enjoyed the swatch making process.  I don’t normally, but this time it flew past.  I was also surprised since I got the suggest gauge above with the correct needle size. This yarn is...

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