Cathartic Ink

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Christmas Craft: Tiny Mittens

I’ve been having some issues with large knitting projects, which means I had to abandon 3 pieces of Christmas knitting. I was knitting for too many hours a day trying to finish two large projects for gifts and ended up with very sore shoulders, elbows and wrists. I knew I wanted to make some ornaments read more


Pay-it-Forward Gift 3: Herringbone Neckwarmer

My final pay-it-forward item went to Emily (no link that I know of). I used some Malabrigo Worsted in Olive to knit this super cute neckwarmer. The pattern is free from Loop Knits. It is a great stashbuster, using somewhere around half the skein and working up in just a few days. I dug through read more


Pay-it-Forward Gift 2: Teeny Tomte

Teeny Tomte, knit from an Alan Dart pattern now lives with one miss Ren of Ren Knits. Knit on size 3 double pointed needles, he was knit from a combination of Berroco Pure Merino DK, Jo Sharp Silk Road Tweed and Sirdar Foxy (which I had to order from eBay UK because it has been read more


Pay-it-Forward #1: Mup’s Invaders Hat

Here’s the first of my pay-it-forward items to be received. (I sent them just under the wire, it arrived with only 4 days left before my 365 day deadline.) This one is for D and I’s friend Mup so it needed to be a. something nerdy, b. something not too flashy and c. something to read more


Christmas Mitts!

I have known TheBoy for a hair over three years now. He has known that I am a knitter for almost as long as he’s known me and yet I don’t think that he ever realized what that meant for him in the long run. Pieces of yarn everywhere, piles of yarn everywhere, and [until read more

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