Golden Afternoon mittens pattern

Golden Afternoon Mittens With a Cable

The Golden Afternoon Mittens pattern can be found in the “By Hand” Lookbook No. 11 which features, among others, Harrisville Designs of New Hampshire. I mainly bought this book because of the New England focus. I used to live very close to Harrisville, but never visited. I was not a big time knitter back then, […]

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Hand knit mittens in shades of green Arbor yarn

Fiddlehead Mittens

I’ve caught the mitten knitting bug! As I write this the temperature here in Florida is 88 degrees (says the app on my phone) but it feels like 101…! What? I don’t think that is correct, but the humidity here can really spike the “real feel”. My AC is not on, so I don’t think […]

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Knitting the Oxbow cardigan sweater

Knitting (Nope) the Complicated Oxbow Cardigan

I had informally decided to give sweater knitting a break, along with shawl knitting. Then I changed my mind when I saw the Oxbow Cardigan pattern. The pattern is by Andrea Mowry of Drea Renee Knits and I have never knit any of her patterns although she is everywhere and is very popular with knitters. […]

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winter hat roll brim

Knitted Black Winter Hat in Quarry Yarn

I want to say right off that I knit this hat for myself and did not use a specific pattern. I did take notes as I knitted, which I can’t seem to find. The two skeins of Quarry yarn I purchased a while ago were meant to be used to make warm, winter hats for […]

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Quarry yarn

Not Happy With Quarry Yarn

Recently I purchased two skeins of tweed Quarry yarn from Harrisville Designs.  I’ve been looking for tweed yarn in dark colors to knit hats for my boys.  The company is located in New Hampshire.  The tag notes that the yarn is “sourced” in Wyoming, “spun” in New Hampshire, and “dyed” in Pennsylvania. I purchased “Obsidian” […]

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