Lopi yarn with Lettlopi, Alafosslopi, and Plotulopi

Discovering The Goodness of Icelandic Lettlopi Wool

The last thing you may expect a Florida gal to do is order wool from Iceland to knit a sweater! But that is just what I did a couple of weeks ago. I have now fallen in love with this wonderful Lopi wool. While living here in the jungle heat, I dream of being in […]

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Wool yarn skeins, Jamieson & Smith and Rauma

Once I Was a Crazy Yarn Buyer

I’ve been caught in the trap of yarn buying and now I am overloaded with the stuff! Self control and knitting from my stash has worked while Covid kept my income too low to have much fun. I’m no longer a crazy yarn buyer!

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Patterns and Yarn, Hits and Misses So Far in 2020

First the Hits – Love These Patterns Enough To Knit Them Again! Notice that these are hats, which I have always loved best. Even though all three hats pictured here came out large, I had loads of fun knitting them, and am pleased with the outcome. Colorwork and cables are becoming fast favorites of mine. […]

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Knitting Bay's Edge shawl

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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Fana Cap hat pattern

Winter Hats I’ve Been Knitting

All hats shown here were knit from patterns found in the Hats On! pattern book which is available at Amazon. Gansey Watch Cap The pattern is in chart form only, and I was not sure how to do it.  I think the top is not quite right, but it’s good enough.  I would make this […]

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