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Coffee Swap package

Posted by on May 28, 2008 in fiber | 0 comments

I got my Spring Fling Coffee Swap. My pal was Helen from the UK. I got lots of cool snacks from the UK that I have never had a chance to taste or see in my many trips there. There is some lovely green yarn that I don’t know what I will do with it. The bag was handmade by my pal. The coffee is awesome. I have been having trouble drinking coffee...

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FO Friday – What is real here?

Posted by on May 23, 2008 in fiber | 0 comments

Pattern: Beet by Norah Gaughan Raveled hereYarn: Berroco Comfort DK – Lovage 2761-61yds, Rabe 2754 -50yds, Teaberry 2730-29yds, Beetroot 2760-25yds Needles: US 4 (3.5mm) & US 6 (4.0mm) knit pick’s harmony interchangables. Mods: I did not do anything different unless you consider threading pipe cleaners through the stems of the leaves. Facts...

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Thursday – Yarn Tastings

Posted by on May 22, 2008 in fiber | 0 comments

Manipur by Karabella Yarns7.5 sts/inch on US 3s100% silk190 yards color: 150 Being not a big ribbon yarn fan, I expected to dislike these yarns this month. This yarn surprised me. I loved the feel as it flowed through my hands as I knit on it. This is definitely a yarn that would create lovely texture within a stockinette fabric. It is not difficult to...

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WIP Wednesday – a bit late

Posted by on May 22, 2008 in fiber | 0 comments

This week has been hard. I have barely knit. Maybe a few stolen stitches here and there, but not many since I got back from our anniversary weekend. I have finished a WIP from last week but mostly I have only touched a few things so I will just show you what has changed since last week. These socks have progressed since last week simply because they were...

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FO Friday – The End of the endpaper

Posted by on May 16, 2008 in fiber | 1 comment

Pattern: Endpaper Mitts by Eunny Jang Raveled hereYarn: Knit picks Gloss in (3/4th skein) Woodland Sage & (2/3rds skein) SerengetiNeedles: US 3 (3.25mm) knit pick’s harmony fixed circular for the body & US 2 (2.75mm) knit pick’s harmony fixed circular for the ribbing. One bottom ribbing was done in US 0 (2.0mm). Mods: I used a different...

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Thursday – Yarn Tastings

Posted by on May 16, 2008 in fiber | 0 comments

Bamboo splash by Wisdom yarns5.5 sts/inch on US 6s100% Bamboo87 yards. Color 106 This is a machine created variegated yarn. You can tell by the regularity in the pooling. I love bamboo and hoped that I would like this yarn. It was a disappointment. It was too heavy. The gauge I got on US 6s was a bit smaller than the stated gauge and as you can see I ran...

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