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close up of my Veter Shawl. The shawl is light blue and cream.

Veter Shawl

Pattern: Veter Shawl by Life Is Cozy (link leads to Ravelry) Yarn: Robin's Egg on Simple Sock and Vanilla on Mohair Lace
Amount: 1 skein of each Needles: US 8 (5 mm), US 9, US 10 Started: May 16, 2020
Finished: June 8, 2020 Modifications:
I cast on with a US 10 and bound off with a US 9. I ended my shawl on sections 19 - instead of working the last wrong side row, I bound off. I just barely had enough of my Robin's Egg yarn to finish! Notes:
This is quite possibly the FLUFFIEST piece of knitting I own. So ...
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closeup of a purple hand knit cardigan

Portage

Pattern: Portage by Melissa Schaschwary (link leads to Ravelry) Yarn: Perfect Storm on Classic DK
Amount: 7 skeins (88 g remaining) Needles: US 5 (3.75 mm), US 6 (4 mm), US 7 (4.5 mm), US 8 (5 mm)
Size: 35" Started: February 15, 2020
Finished: March 31, 2020 Modifications:
Because I tend to knit in the round more tightly than when knitting flat, I went up to US 8 for the sleeves and US 6 for the sleeve cuffs. I also knit an extra inch before starting the cuffs, only knit 4 inches of the cuff, and did not include the turning row ...
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closeup of a purple hand knit sweater

Kniterator Raglan

Pattern: Kniterator Raglan by Tineke Corin Yarn: Dreamcloud on Classic DK
Amount: 5 skeins (56g left of my 5th skein) Needle: US 6 (4 mm)
Gauge: 4.5 stitches and 8 rows over 1 inch Started: November 6, 2019
Completed: January 15, 2020 Notes:
What I love about this pattern is that it is completely customizable! You get to input the measurements you want for your final garment and chosen gauge (with whatever yarn and needles you want)... and like magic, Kniterator churns out a pattern just for you! Including estimated yardage needed! Since I'm tall, this was such a nice change ...
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featured image for the crochet bedside basket blog post. light grey basket filled with jewlery surrounded by scissors, yarn, needle, and crochet hook.

Crochet Bedside Basket

Oh goodness! It's been quite awhile since I've published a blog post. Since my last post I've moved into a new house! And with a new house, comes new organizational issues. Case in point, my bedside table. It's a disaster pretty much all the time. Frankly, I've lost things on it. It's also an old family piece that I painted several years ago, so I'd really like to show it off, not bury it under junk! And unfortunately, my watch and ring have made a few chips in the paint on the surface. That's no good! Enter my solution: a ...
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Special Olympics Texas Scarf

Crafting for a Cause: Special Olympics

I started knitting about 3 years ago and crocheting 2 years ago. I had no idea it would happen, but knitting and crocheting has become a part of my everyday life. I carry yarn and hooks/needles everywhere I go. Seriously… everywhere. However, I quickly ran out of things to make for myself! Thankfully, that didn’t mean my yarn crafting days were over! My friend Julie introduced me to charity crafting. I still get all the joy of knitting and crocheting with the added bonus that I’m crafting for a cause. I’ve made things for several different charities, but today I ...
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