Monthly Archives: December 2011

2011 in Knitting

There are no words… …that can express the simple joy that knitting has brought to my 2011. May your 2012 be as wooly and wonderful as you could wish it to be.

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(Almost) A Year’s Worth of Spinning…

It’s hard to believe that it hasn’t even been a full year since my spinning wheel first arrived. In that almost-year, hardly a day has gone by that I haven’t sat down for at least a little bit of spinning. … Continue reading

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Oh!…Oh, Oh, Oh!…Scarf of Loveliness

This is about one of my favorite scarf patterns I’ve ever knit up. So much so, that I can even envision knitting it again. Maybe in handspun! Maybe in the Plucky yarn called for (assuming I can get my knitty … Continue reading

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Ruffle-Fluffle

Here’s a pretty finished thing to start off the week… This is the Scaruffle from the Knitter’s Book of Yarn, worked up in a mohair-silk laceweight yarn of fuzzy goodness. It’s just like Kidsilk Haze from Rowan, only it’s not … Continue reading

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WIP Wednesday: The Crazy Has Passed

Seriously, I thought it was going to be bad. Real bad. And it’s already done. And by done, I don’t mean that I gave up on my ridiculously┬álast-minute conception of a holiday knitting goal. I mean I finished it all. … Continue reading

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December Woolalong: Cotswold, Or Oh How I Love the Longwools

After skipping several months of Woolalonging–with every intention of returning to work with the named breed for each month (Jacob especially), I decided that whatever December’s wool was, I would pick up some yarn (not fiber) and cast on a … Continue reading

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And Then Came the Crazy…

Oh dear. Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear. I should have known better. Really I should have. I should have known, back in October when I told my mom that I was only knitting the one thing for Christmas, and … Continue reading

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Bookshelf: Knitter’s Book of Socks, Complete With a Series of Knit-Alongs

Hoo boy, that was a mouthful. I could have somehow shortened that, but we like to break rules around here, even if they’re just the rules of writing concise headlines. Let’s talk socks. More specifically, let’s talk about sock books. … Continue reading

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WIP Wednesday: Good, It’s Not All Purple

For a while there, I felt like I was only knitting purple things, for some reason. And then there was the big BFL Nightmare (name of the color, not my impression of spinning the fiber) project, which had a heavy … Continue reading

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Handspun: Tasty!

After spinning 2 pounds of BFL, I wanted something quick. Happily, the November shipment from Spunky Club was the luxury–or shall we say gourmet?–fiber. Once in the year’s worth of Club fibers, something a little more luxurious turns up, and … Continue reading

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