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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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#NSKAL2019 · Goals · makenine2019 · Mittens/Gloves · Nordic Stitches · Pattern Designers · Shawls

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

2018 Free All the House Elves · BoxOSox18 · Christmas · Christmas 2018 · Dyeing Yarn · Nordic Stitches · Pattern Designers · Socks

Xmas in July Socks

So, I started knitting this pair of socks back in July. I knit the first sock and casted on for the second sock before loosing interest and starting something new. I picked them up and finished this week. I knit them with yarn that I dyed with cactus blossoms last summer. I was really surprised… Continue reading Xmas in July Socks

KAL/CAL/SAL · Mittens/Gloves · My Norwegian Heritage · Spooky Selbu

Spooky Selbu Mittens

I have wanted to learn how to knit these Norwegian technique since I learned how to knit more than 13 years ago. I think that one of the things that fascinates me the most with my Norwegian heritage is the Scandinavian knitting techniques and rustic wools. These colorwork mittens will be the perfect birthday gift… Continue reading Spooky Selbu Mittens

2018 Free All the House Elves · BoxOSox18 · KAL/CAL/SAL · Socks

July Socks

I can't say that I am happy with the way this pair of socks turned out! The yarn from the sock on the right had a huge knot in it and the yarn switched directions mid skein. The result was a weird stripe in the middle and me almost running out of yarn. I decided… Continue reading July Socks

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Advent Calendars

I started these advent calendars last summer. I managed to finish 12 of each in time to use them for Christmas last year. I just added gifts for the first 12 days and then added gifts for the 13th to 24th after my kids had opened all of the first set. It worked but it… Continue reading Advent Calendars

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22 Donation hats for the first 6 months

All pattern and yarn information can be found here. JANUARY FEBUARY MARCH APRIL MAY June - I was on hat burn out! I'm working on finishing up some projects that have been sitting around for too long. Donation hats will be hitting the needles soon. I'm already picking out yarn and pattern combinations

2018 Free All the House Elves · BoxOSox18 · KAL/CAL/SAL · Socks

Kool Aid Socks

I got some really good mileage out of this yarn that my kids dyed with Kool Aid. This is the second pair of socks and I also knit a cardigan with it. RAVELRY NOTES: PATTERN: Vanilla Latte by Virginia Rose-Jeanes SIZE: women’s 10.5 STARTED: 6/17/2018 COMPLETED: 6/25/2018 NEEDLES: 2.25 mm/US 1 YARN: Knit Picks Stroll… Continue reading Kool Aid Socks

#LFAFANCYFEETKAL · 2018 Free All the House Elves · BoxOSox18 · KAL/CAL/SAL · Socks

Ribbed Ankle Socks

I knit this pair of socks with scraps of yarn left over from a pair that I knit my daughter last year. My daughter dyed this yarn with Easter egg dyes. I think that it turned out really neat. PATTERN: K6xP2 SIZE: women’s 10.5 STARTED: 5/3/2018 COMPLETED: 6/17/2018 NEEDLES: 2.25 mm/US 1 YARN: Knit Picks… Continue reading Ribbed Ankle Socks

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May Donation Hats

Greetings! The summer heat has arrived. My allergy symptoms are fair to good! I spent most of the Memorial Day Weekend inside knitting donation hats. School has been out for a week already so my normal craft routine has been destroyed! In return I've been annoying my kids with daily updates! SCHOOL STARTS IN 83… Continue reading May Donation Hats

#LFAFANCYFEETKAL · 2018 Free All the House Elves · BoxOSox18 · KAL/CAL/SAL · Socks

Tea Dyed Ribbed Socks

I finally finished this pair of socks. I have to admit that they are the best fitting pair of socks that I have knit so far even if they seemed to take forever to knit. I can foresee knitting several more pairs with this ribbed texture. RAVELRY NOTES: GIFT RECIPIENT: me PATTERN: K6xP2 SIZE: women's… Continue reading Tea Dyed Ribbed Socks

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April Donation Hats

I managed to knit four more donation hats this month. I tinkered with the pattern a bit and closed them up two different ways. You can see it in the picture if you look hard enough. I really like how this hat turned out but after four of them it's time for a new color… Continue reading April Donation Hats

2018 Free All the House Elves · BoxOSox18 · Hats · KAL/CAL/SAL · Socks

February Socks

It took me awhile to finish these socks mostly because they aren't my favorite colors to knit with. Over this last week I spent some time on them just to finish them off so I can start something new. RAVELRY NOTES: GIFT RECIPIENT: me PATTERN: 60 stitch sock with afterthought heel SIZE: women's 10.5 STARTED:… Continue reading February Socks