Category Archives: knitting

wool stash home

Found a cheap old trunk at a thrift store and made a new home for my wool stash, getting it out of the paper/jewelry crafting space. Since the trunk really is “cheap” I just¬†cleaned the outside and am going to … Continue reading

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felted mohair vest upcycle

Found a lovely handwoven Irish mohair throw at the Thrift that someone had probably machine washed, causing it to felt. The colors are great and the fabric feels wonderful, with an intriguing bumpy texture. I debated for ages what to … Continue reading

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handspun headwear

Bought a beautiful (looking) skein of handspun wool thinking I’d make a cowl.¬†Things didn’t work out. It wasn’t nearly enough, and while the skein looked beautiful, it was not really great for knitting, being under and overspun. In a fit … Continue reading

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many frogs make a hat

This yarn had a mind of its own as to what it wanted to become. I tried 5 different things before this finally came together. And I learned another important lesson: if your yarn hides under the sofa while knitting, … Continue reading

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sweater rescue

A wonderful cabled merino sweater found at the thrift store, that had an ugly, unflattering semi-turtleneck. I removed it and knitted on a fluffy light kid mohair cowl.

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malabrigo beanie

Just enough in this gorgeous skein to make a beanie. The yarn ends and tails make the tuft at the top!

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headline(r)

A finished knitting project, albeit a small one: a headband/earwarmer in a lace-rib pattern.

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