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Stash Pile Knitting

I raided my and my mother’s stash piles for some recent knitting projects. I finished what I’m calling the butterfly sweater for my daughter-in –law. The original pattern called for a front panel that we decided we didn’t like so … Continue reading

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Embracing Emerald! Pantone’s 2013 Color!

Move over Tangerine Tango, not the book.  That’s alive and strong. The color steps from the limelight New Year’s Eve when Emerald takes over as the “it” color for 2013. Pantone crowned Emerald,  the new must-have hue, bringing back a … Continue reading

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Finished Projects: Uri’s Sweater & Marina’s Scarf

I finished the color block sweater for the second grandson, Uri, nearly 18 months. It sort of matches what I made for the eldest grandson, Simon.   Hopefully we’ll get photos of them modeling their hand-knits together soon. I had … Continue reading

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Scarecrow Invasion!

Scarecrows have invaded downtown Madison, CT in a competition sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. Any business or community group could enter by creating a scarecrow that represented their organization and paying a nominal fee. Citizens vote on-line to select … Continue reading

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Winning! A Knitted Ballerina!

I couldn’t resist the Giveaway offered by Edna at crayonsandmilk.  Her knitted toys are delightful. I won a doll and chose the ballerina, which I gave to my granddaughter. She’s not quite ready for ballet lessons, though she seems to have … Continue reading

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Finished Projects: A Toddler Pullover, A Summer Cardigan, & A Scarf

A hot, humid day with intermittent thundershowers provided a great excuse to finish some projects. This is for my oldest grandson.   It’s a roll raglan from Plymouth Encore Worsted,  75% acrylic/25% wool on size 5 & 7 needles. I did … Continue reading

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Finished Project: Cabled Cardigan

Perfect for the Playground.   Pattern from Vintage Modern Knits: Contemporary Designs Using Classic Techniques  by Kate Gagnon Osborn and  Courtney Kelley (borrowed from local library) Araucania yarn, hand-dyed merino wool, alpaca, silk blend from Chile and  Blue Moon buttons purchased from Accents on Knits, Morristown, NJ.

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