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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


Lace Ribbon Scarf

I’ve decided to visit some of the things I’ve knitted this year. First up is one that I am extremely pleased with, a Lace Ribbon Scarf knit from one skein of Handmaiden Fine Yarn Sea Silk. This is a blend of silk and sea cell, a rayon made from processed sea weed. I knit this read more


Monday Musings: On Holiday Knitting

I hate deadline knitting. Hate it. I like to just kind of plunk along, putting the knitting down for days if something else strikes my fancy. And yet it seems like I keep getting sucked into work on deadline. Knitting for babies, knitting to have something to wear at a wedding and knitting for the read more