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January 2019

Hey all! it has been one busy month. I rung in the new year with a sinus and respiratory infection that hung on for a while. I managed to keep a slow and steady pace while working on my goal list for the month. I knit 8 dishcloths, 3 hats, 2 Christmas ornaments, 1 shawl,… Continue reading January 2019

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make nine 2019

I know that I just posted this morning about less is more but these projects are part of my Ravelry challenge of making 52 projects for the year. I have 50 patterns purchased and ready to go in my queue for that challenge. Most of them are rather detailed projects that will take a lot… Continue reading make nine 2019

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Crafts of 2018

Greetings! I usually wait until the last minute to post my year end reviews but this year I'm going to do it early because I don't see myself finishing a project in the next few days. I ordered a new yarn storage system from Amazon last night. I plan on cleaning out every nook and… Continue reading Crafts of 2018

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Christmas Gifts 2018

🎄 Merry Christmas from my family to yours 🎁 Here's a photo collage of the things that I made and gifted for Christmas, Advent, & Saint Nicolas Day this year! More information can be found in my Ravelry pages. There were also a few dishcloths and scrubbies that were gifted but not included in the… Continue reading Christmas Gifts 2018


Mini Madness Shawl

This shawl was so fun to knit! I am so pleased with the results especially after the issues with the dye on the last shawl. I plan to make this pattern again with minis skeins as the designer intended. RAVELRY NOTES: PATTERN: Mini Madness Shawl by Angie Kimel STARTED: 7/2/2018 COMPLETED: 7/12/2018 NEEDLES: 4.5mm/US 7… Continue reading Mini Madness Shawl


Dotted Rays

Hello, everyone! I hope that you are enjoying the heat of summer. I'm already dreaming of snowy days and cozy knits. Last night I finished another project! I'm really on a finishing roll! I have five more works in progress not counting my blankets that will take me years to finish. This shawl was really… Continue reading Dotted Rays


All My Stitches Shawl

I needed a warm shawl to wrap up in during predicted arctic blasts this month. So I did what any knitter would do. I made something! RAVELRY NOTES: GIFT RECIPIENT: me PATTERN: All My Stitches by Beata Jezek STARTED: 12/12/2017 COMPLETED: 1/3/2018 YARN: Knit Picks Bare! I hand dyed it YARDAGE: 2597 NEEDLES: 4.5 mm/US… Continue reading All My Stitches Shawl


Imbue Shawl 

I love how my most recent shawl turned out. I knit it with some yarn that I bought in December of 2014 to use for some color work hats. I had found that the baby alpaca yarn was so soft that was slippery and hard to work with. It split when I was trying to knit with it. I was… Continue reading Imbue Shawl 

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My First Wendy Sky Shawl

When I first heard about the Wendy Sky Shawl I knew that I had to make one in colors that my Sissy Brittany would have liked. Wendy's Sister Debby designed the pattern in her memory and 20% of the all pattern sales will be donated to the San Diego School District’s Program for hearing impaired and deaf children. What… Continue reading My First Wendy Sky Shawl


Pretty in Pink Color Affection Shawl

UPDATED ON 11/30/2015 - TO ADD A NEW PICTURE AFTER BEING BLOCKED AND PHOTOGRAPHED IN A BLIZZARD. ORIGIONAL POST:I finished another Color Affection Shawl by Veera Välimäki. I knit it with Knit Picks Yarn in these shades Hollyberry, Peony, and Ivory. I used .52 miles of yarn to knit this shawl. Isn't that crazy???? I… Continue reading Pretty in Pink Color Affection Shawl


Purple Color Affection Shawl

My latest shawl is done!!! I love the colors. I love how the stripes line up and make up an interesting visual texture. I love how soft and cozy it is but... I hate how the shawl refuses to lay flat. Once I get it to lay flat in one area it ripples up in… Continue reading Purple Color Affection Shawl