long-sleeve hand-knit sweater

Finished Knitting the Fine Sand Sweater

Here it is, part 2 of my journey through the knitting of the Fine Sand sweater. (To read Part 1, go here.) It came off the needles October 7th (2019) and has been washed and blocked. Overall I did like knitting this pattern. It’s only my second sweater, but with the exception of the short […]

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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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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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Bays edge shawl in ocean colors

Winter Knitting Bay’s Edge Shawl Pattern

Today I finally decided on the seven colors I would use to knit the Bay’s Edge Shawl pattern. I had been searching for a rectangular shaped shawl to knit. It took me days to decide which blue-green shades of yarn to use. Then there were the two contrast colors. The main color was an easy […]

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My Favorite Places To Order Yarn Online

Because there are no good yarn stores near where I live here in Florida, I shop online for my yarn.  I’ve had to discover good yarn by reading reviews and discovering what expert knitters are using.  And by simply taking a chance and buying unique yarn. (Yarn shown is Miss Babs, Yummy 2-Ply fingering,” Sorcerer”) As […]

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