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Phoncible Hat – Love!

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I really should have renamed this hat, I have no idea what a phoncible is and there’s just no getting cute with that name in a blog title. Anyway, it’s finished and I LOVE IT!  It worked out just as great as I thought it would with the two different color changes and I don’t mind the rolled up edge after all.  It does work out to be sort of a feature rather than an annoyance. I didn’t end up blocking the hat because I wore it the whole time I was on holiday. Oh yes, holiday… it was wonderful.  ... Read More »

Phoncible Hat Progress

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As it turns out, I was able to show some self restraint with my Phoncible Hat, it’s not finished yet! It’s so weird to have to stop myself from finishing something rather than pushing to get it done, but I’m glad I left this one alone. I want to work on it more while I am away. Look at those colors, it has been turning out exactly how I imagined!  I love it already and it isn’t even finished yet.  I wonder if it’s even possible for me to get tired of self striping / color changing yarn. I’m thinking ... Read More »

How Did I Not Notice This Sooner?!

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The Noorse Sokkenwol by Scheepjes, how on earth did I not realize that there was a thicker alternative to the Scheepjes Invicta Colour yarn out there?  I think my addiction to that yarn is pretty well documented and I blame Ravelry.  There are just so many patterns out there for shawls, socks and all sorts of other things using self striping yarn that the Invicta Colour is perfect for, I can’t knit them fast enough. BUT… I have recently been on a hat kick and I found a pattern that I absolutely had to try, the Phoncible Hat (alternative pattern link ... Read More »

Scheepjes Christmas Blog Hop – Christmas Heart Mitts!

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Hey there!  Welcome to anyone who is a first time visitor that hopped by from yesterday’s post over at Fifty Shades of 4 Ply! Also, welcome back to my regular gang!  It’s been a while, right?  Well, I’m still kicking and have been knitting my butt off lately.  I have a lot of projects to update you all on, plus a lot of (REALLY) exiting real life news (that you may have seen on my Facebook Page)… but first thing’s first! I was recently asked to take part in the Scheepjes blog hop and I had the perfect idea for ... Read More »

101 List Update – More Socks!

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Remember back in 2012 when I completed my goal to learn to knit socks?  Well, I have a confession to make. At that time I learned to knit SOCK… singular.  Yup, I immediately got a case of single sock syndrome (where you finish the first sock but never get around to finishing the second. It’s an illness among sock knitters). I feel like I only half completed that goal at the time.  I did a tutorial with some rather crappy yarn I had sitting around and made an enormous sock.  I didn’t make a pair of socks, or even a ... Read More »

My First Lopi Experience – Himinn Cardigan

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I have seen Lopi patterns and yarns around quite a lot and been curious about them, but have never worked with them myself.  I’d seen the yarn in different shops and thought it came in such great colors, but every time I touched it it put me off.  So hard and scratchy!  Having been used to softer yarns, the Lopi didn’t impress me at all.  I couldn’t get my head around why anyone would want to work with it, much less wear it!  Still, I also knew that there were some gorgeous Lopi patterns out there and that a lot of people ... Read More »

Future Project Planning: Stone Washed Sylvi

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Yarn: Scheepjes Stone Washed XL  (850 – Garnet) Pattern: Sylvi (Ravelry) I’m so excited about this project, even though I keep putting it off as more urgent things come up.  I first added the pattern to my favorites on Ravelry last year and filed it away in my brain under “pipedream”… meaning, no way I’d ever be able to knit something that complicated.  At that time I was still knitting mostly square shaped things and the odd sock and thought I could tackle this type of pattern. Now?  I totally think I can.  It’d be a challenge, but I could do it. ... Read More »

Scheepjeswol Bloggers Day

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A few weeks ago I was invited to visit the Scheepjeswol headquarters for a Bloggers Day event they were having this past Friday and I have been counting the days (hours, minutes…) ever since. They had arranged a day for a few of us crocheters and knitters to get together, learn a bit more about the company and tour the warehouse.  We learned a bit about the history of the company, what their plans are for the future and got to see all the different types of wool and other bits they carry.  There was even a workshop on styling photos! There ... Read More »

Dreambird Shawl Progress

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Remember before I left for holiday I posted about my Autumn Dreambird Shawl and how I had become totally infatuated with the yarn?  Well, not a lot has changed, I’m still head over heels in love with this project.  I tried to work on it as much as I could while we were in France, but with places and people to see, and a pool that required my attention, I wasn’t able to get as much done as I had hoped.  Even though I didn’t spend as much time as I thought I would with it, every time I picked ... Read More »

Autumn Dreambird

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Have you ever had a project in mind but were just waiting for the perfect yarn to jump out at you?   If so, then you will understand my recent experience with the Dreambird pattern on Ravelry.  I first saw it ages ago but just wasn’t sure what colors I wanted to do it in, what yarn was going to work or if I was even up to the challenge of all those short rows.  So I stuck it on my favorites list and decided to wait until the time was right. I initially thought I would like to do it ... Read More »

Dad’s Musical Scarf

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Now that Christmas is behind us and all surprises are out of the bag I can start discussing some crafts again.  I haven’t done that in a while for a few reasons. Firstly, because I didn’t do a single thing crafty for about a year.  I picked it up last year around x-mas and then wasn’t arsed with it again until the fall.  I am well and truly hooked again, but I deal in temporary obsessions, so we’ll see how long this lasts. Anyway, one of my favorite Christmas projects was my father’s musical scarf.  He is a musician and ... Read More »