Monthly Archives: December 2011

Christmas in Grannies – an Update

I’m enjoying the process of making this granny, one little square at a time. Watching the tiny scrap balls of yarn disappear is fun! Seeing the cheery blanket emerge is even better! You might want to savor this next shot … Continue reading

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Just What He Wanted, Just in Time

My darling husband asked me to knit him a pair of fingerless mitts to wear to work and a tight-fitting cowl for snow-blowing from this wool/alpaca blend. I looked forward to working with such a soft, smooth yarn. It makes … Continue reading

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Ripple of the Week #62 – Winter Mint Candy Cane

I included both a plain white yarn and a white yarn with a fine silver thread, called Caron Christmas Glitter, in this ripple. I captured the frosty touch of silver here: Unfortunately, I’ve never been able to get the pretty … Continue reading

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I’ve Been Thinkin’

Beginning with Thanksgiving Day, there is an abundance of special foods, music, decorations, parties, gifts, cards and programs we can enjoy as the year draws to a close. Thanks to the traditions of Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Boxing Day and Three Kings … Continue reading

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A Very Merry Christmas to You and Yours

I hope Santa tucked some beautiful hooks (and/or needles) in your stocking last night and left piles of luscious yarn under your tree! Linda @ alottastitches

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What, Another Granny?

Last Thursday I showed you the beginning of my newest granny, the third I have in-the-works. I had no intentions of starting another one anytime soon, but look at what someone started for me! This was in a bag of … Continue reading

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Charcoal Fingerless Mitts – a Knitting Journal

Day One – Friday, Dec. 16th: I’m knitting a pair of 2×2 rib fingerless mitts for DH using two strands of this unraveled charcoal wool, which creates about a worsted weight yarn, in a rather crinkled condition. I started knitting … Continue reading

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Ripple of the Week #61 – Cranberry Candy Cane

Even though I had no hope of finishing this Christmasy ripple in time for the holiday blanket pickup of last week, I had to crochet it! I was anxious to see if this color combination would turn out as great … Continue reading

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Shop with a List or Look for Treasures?

Once in a while I go to Sal’s (That’s what I call the Salvation Army thrift store.) to look for something particular. This time it was black pants and blue jeans. I hoped to find some that were just my … Continue reading

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Just a Couple Pairs of Fingerless Mitts, Please

My darling husband loves everything I’ve ever knitted for him, including the four pairs of little fingerless mitts I made a few years ago. He has loved them so much, some, like these, are looking very tired. They’re quick knits, … Continue reading

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