Masonry Mitts sitting in snow.

Week 17 – Skein N⁰. 19 Masonry Mitts

After finishing a large project like My Worket, I always find myself a bit drained. This week I cast on a bunch of different test swatches of a bulky yarn I have but I just kept ripping them out, nothing felt right.  On Friday night around 7:30 p.m. it dawned on me that I had left my fingerless mittens at work and that I was going to need them on Saturday.  Since I can’t get into work on the weekend, I decided to knit some up before our Soda Kiln loading started at 10 a.m. on...

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Hand knit aran cable worket™shawl.

Week 13-16 – Skeins N⁰. 14 – N⁰. 19 My Worket™

I know that you all haven’t heard from me for a while, but I have been busy over the last month knitting.  Last year I bought a cheap synthetic black shawl that is essentially a blanket with a slit in it so you can conveniently wear a blanket and still move around and do stuff.   I nicknamed it the WORKET™ use it is essentially a blanket you can wear at work, which is awesome for a person like me that has been known to wear her down coat inside in July because of cold office...

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Shawl before frogging

Week 12 – Skein N⁰. 14 Swatching

I am all out of exciting yarn until we voyage to a larger city, so in the meantime I am playing around with Lion Brand Fishermen’s Wool. After doing some test swatches, I picked a stitch for a self-drafted shawl pattern, but after some progress, I started to wonder if the overall stitch was looking matronly. After asking several people the answer was clear, it was time to frog….I have already frogged more during this project then I anticipated….

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Finished hand knit South Marysburgh Slipper

Week 09 – Skeins N⁰. 11

 Well it is already Monday of Week 10, my Week 09 project was blocking yesterday and didn’t dry fast enough for photographing.  I have been in need of a new pair of slippers since we moved to Helena and finally decided to make a pair. After doing some research, I decided on the free South Marysburgh Slippers by Sam Lamb.  These little slippers looked perfect for adding that extra little layer for my feet this winter and they have just enough personality. Jason keeps referring to them...

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