Miss Babs Tea Party yarn

Miss Babs “Tea Party” Yummy 3-Ply Yarn

Quite a while ago I bought a skein of Tea Party yarn from Miss Babs. This one is sport weight and is one of the Yummy 3-Ply yarns offered at Miss Babs’ site. I bought it because it was pretty, and I don’t have definite plans for it yet. Before I wound it up, I […]

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Quince Wrap shawl pattern

Knitting the Quince Wrap Pattern

Ambah O’Brien’s Quince Wrap caught my eye because I liked the shape. I’m not big on those triangular wraps because I never know just how to wear them – if I could even wear them here in Florida! But a long wrap is more like a scarf, and that is easier to deal with. Choosing […]

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stripes at bottom of sweater

Knitting the Fine Sand Sweater Pattern

After knitting my first pullover sweater Umpqua by Caitlin Hunter, I decided to try a cardigan. I chose Fine Sand, by Heidi Kirrmaier because I could knit it in a light weight yarn suitable for my Florida climate. At least, that is my hope. Also it is knit top-down, so that is something new for […]

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Mrs. Crosby Satchel yarn in Dogwood

Learning About Plies in Yarn

I’ve been relatively clueless about plies of yarn. Probably like most beginner knitters, you jump in and buy because of color! And….Sale yarns… don’t you hate them? They call to me and say “What a deal! Too good to pass up!” And yes, I am a sucker. Without any idea what on earth I will […]

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Finished little hat

Baby Hat Knitting With Color-work Trial and Error

I got the urge to try out a little baby hat with some color work animals around the brim. Also, I’ve been researching to find the best washable baby yarn for softness and ease of care. First, About the Yarn This was a quick little knit and I used a short, circular 9 inch needle […]

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