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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Old siding on yellow house

Beginning My House Renovations, Part Two

Shortly after I moved into the yellow house (June 2011) I began searching for someone to fix it for me. I was new to the area, and new to the state (see my first post on this subject if you haven’t already read it). I knew almost no one. I took a chance on a […]

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9 inch circulare knitting needles

Free Knitting Patterns, Are They Worth It?

As I have just begun to knit, I have looked for “free knitting patterns” to get a feel for stitches, directions and charts. Why would I want to spend money on a pattern that I can’t comprehend and knit once it is downloaded? For this reason a free pattern sounds sensible. But there is a […]

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Flip flop socks hand knit

Knitting Flip-Flop Socks

Until just the other day I hadn’t heard of flip-flop socks. I had begun to try my hand at knitting socks, and asked my daughter if she would like a pair. She said instead she would love a pair of flip-flop socks. My next question, which I thought was pretty logical, was “Why?”. Flip flops […]

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