Monthly Archives: February 2011

A Thrift Fest

I read about several people’s experiences at Goodwill Outlet Stores within the Thrifty Knitters group of Ravelry, but because the closest one is over an hour’s drive from me, I’d never been there, until DH had a business appointment near … Continue reading

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Inspired by a Beach Tote

I often clip examples of color combinations from magazines, catalogs and newspaper inserts. They’re often cut out of pictures of clothing, accessories, or home furnishings. The color arrangement for today’s new ripple was inspired by this little piece of a … Continue reading

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Ripple of the Week #8

Ready for St. Patty’s Day 12,104 crocheted stitches  —  112,792 stitches donated ytd I think adding the second solid green yarn, Spring Green, created a much more interesting design for this ripple. Because of my change in plans, I’m left … Continue reading

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My Cowl, My Way

Late last year I chose to knit the Lichen Cowl by Lauren Weinhold as my first cowl. I used Bernat Mosaic in the Spectrum colorway, which is a self-patterning yarn, so I didn’t need to alternate between two colors of … Continue reading

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Ripple of the Week #7

I planned my first pastel ripple of the year around the colors in a variegated yarn; pink, green, white, and yellow. I chose not to use any yellow solid yarn with it. I had scrap balls of two greens, and … Continue reading

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Finally, Mittens

These mittens have been quietly waiting for thumbs for a few weeks. I guess I’ve been in no hurry to finish them because I haven’t been wearing my red coat lately. But now that they’re finally finished I want a … Continue reading

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Shopping the Sock Yarn Stash

I spent a significant amount of time digging through my sock yarn stash today and made some matches between future project ideas, patterns, and yarns. Berroco Sox in 1477 Kingston (blue on far left in next photo) may become a … Continue reading

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