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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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WIP Wedensday – A little sockiness

Posted by on Aug 14, 2008 in fiber | 3 comments

I have been working really hard lately with the Ravelympics. I was so busy that I totally missed out on casting on my sock the day the Olympics started. Instead I got it on the needles the next morning. So far, I feel on track to finish on time. I would really like to finish before the Portland to the Coast Walking Relay that I am participating in the next...

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FO Saturday: New Pattern Postponed by the Ravelympics

Posted by on Aug 9, 2008 in fiber | 3 comments

Pattern: Cattrack Cowl by Chris Church Raveled Here Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Silky Merino 1 skein of Smoke Needles: Knitpicks Harmony Interchangeables US 4 (3.50mm) Mods: I created a second size to the pattern I created back in April Facts to Remember: That twining can be slow but so worth it plus pattern development can take longer than you expect. Things I...

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Thursday – yarn tasting

Posted by on Aug 8, 2008 in fiber | 0 comments

Grapefruit EUCALAN NO RINSE WASH BY EUCALAN This weeks yarn tasting is actually a product to wash your swatches and projects in.  Eucalan is a lanolin natural wool wash.  It comes in 4 scents, eucalyptus, grapefruit, lavendar and natural.  The grapefruit was sent as a test and I had a small bottle that I had purchased from Woolgirl a while back to try out....

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WIP Wednesday – almost all new

Posted by on Aug 6, 2008 in fiber | 3 comments

Last week, I had nothing to on the needles so I skipped. This week, I have many new cast ons and the Ravelympics (scroll down a bit) is just around the corner. First up the second sock that was cast on this weekend, CareBears sock has progress to movie knitting length. We will be going to see Indiana Jones soon at the pub theater and I intend to knit on...

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FO Friday – Truly Airy

Posted by on Aug 1, 2008 in fiber | 11 comments

Pattern: Bubble Pullover by Norah Gaughan in Knitting Nature Raveled Here Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Merino Worsted 5 skeins of Polar Morn Needles: Knitpicks Harmony Interchangeables US 8 (5.0mm) Mods: 1) Knit to pattern gauge but reduced each pentagon segment to 28 stitches 2) Provisional Cast-on for all the pentagons 3) Picked up hip band and increase to small...

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