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Tammy

A Canadian girl living in the Netherlands with her Dutch hubby. A total TV and movie junkie who enjoys crafting, nail art, cuddling her dogs and general geekery. Otherwise just working on getting by and making a life for herself in her 'new' country.

A Summary of Things

Cromac

All it I takes is a quick look at my blog timeline to see that other than the odd knitting project, I’ve not really been writing a whole lot. Why? Well, mostly because I’ve been too damn tired. I had very limited mental and physical energy to put towards anything …

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La Benaize Hat Reveal

La Benaize Hat

My new fair isle hat design is complete and as promised, here is a better look at it! I even came up with a name for it already, which is surprising as I often hum and haw for ages over the name. I’ve decided to name it after La Benaize, …

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Design WIP: La Benaize Hat

La Benaize Hat

The cold weather must be working its magic on me, because I appear to be on a bit of a hat kick! I have been working on another hat design, this time using leftover yarn from my BlueSand Cardigan that I made a while back using Scheepjes Stone Washed. Hello, recycled yarn …

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Black Brook Beanie Pattern

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Wow, so it’s been a while! It has been almost seven months since I last posted about this hat and so much has changed in that time! So much to write about that I’m not even sure where to start, which is why I haven’t yet.  Anyway, I had originally …

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Last Dance on the Beach CAL: Week 12

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Welcome! Well, the final square is mine and I can’t believe we are here already, wow… just a few weeks to go and many of you will have a completed blanket! Although, some of us will wonder what we will do with all our free time on Wednesdays… I hope you like the square …

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StoneWashed BlueSand Cardigan Complete!

BlueSand Cardigan

FINALLY! My BlueSand Cardigan finished! Well, it’s been finished for a while but I’ve been so busy wearing it and loving it that I haven’t gotten around to writing about it! Please ignore the state of me in the photo. I’m dreadfully anemic at the moment and had just had a …

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Black Brook Beanie Reveal

Black Brook Beanie

Remember the hat design I said I was working on, well I did actually finish it! Ta daaa, the Black Brook Beanie! It seems a bit late in the season to be revealing a hat, unless you’re in Canada or something! Whatever, it’s not too early to start preparing for next …

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Stripey Sock Love

Stripey Socks

I’ve been on a bit of a sock kick lately, and have been putting my stash of Scheepjes Invicta Extra and Invicta Colour to good use.  My favourite so far are these striped socks!  If you can knit socks this is super easy.  Not a pattern as such, as we …

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Holiday Hat Design Plans

Scheepjes Merino Hat

A while back I mentioned on my Facebook page that my husband and I have plans to visit Iceland this spring. Of course, with plans for an adventure like that, you need to prepare!  By prepare, I mean knit hats and socks like your life depends on it! Since I’ve been on …

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Mira River Wrap Pattern

Mira River Wrap

As promised, I have the pattern ready for the Mira River Wrap.  I enjoyed making this so much and am really proud of it, I hope you like it too! In the pattern I’ve included instructions for both a beaded and non-beaded version, although I can’t imagine why you wouldn’t …

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Our Cottage Christmas Getaway

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I know it’s not totally unlike me to not write regularly, but just in case you were wondering why I went so silent after my last post, it’s because I’ve been away for the last three weeks! I’ve been blissfully knitting, designing, reading and generally being a big ol’ lazy …

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