My current work in progress:

1. Hats!
2. Myriad stealth projects.

Brooke Nico Does It Again

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She’s back with a new book: This is More Lovely Knitted Lace by Brooke Nico, newly published by Lark Crafts. It has sixteen patterns that are organized by basic shape: circle, square, triangle, and rectangle. You can view all the patterns here on Ravelry. I’ve picked some favorites. From the “Circles” section, I love the DeBauliver Top. […]

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Insane Cowl Posse

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The other day, Monica posted this blog comment: Would love to read an article or blog about how you knit the complex patterns you design, like the Stained Glass Cowl.  Do you design the printed pattern and then follow-it?  Or, do you decide row by row or groups of rows by groups of rows as […]

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60 Quick Cotton Knits

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In my ongoing quest to excavate my desk, I found this (the book I was actually looking for last week): This is 60 Quick Cotton Knits: The Ultimate Cotton Collection in Ultra Pima™ from Cascade Yarns® from Sixth & Spring Books. Just in time to start planning your summer knitting! Cascade Ultra Pima is a […]

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Cowls

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Tidying up one’s desk has its advantages. You find stuff that accidentally sunk down in the pile. Like this: This is 60 Quick Cowls: Luxurious Projects to Knit in Cloud™ and Duo™ Yarns from Cascade Yarns® from Sixth & Spring Books. That’s 60 patterns in one book, people. For cowls. You may have noticed that a […]

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Stained Glass

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Here is an update on my WIP: This is, you guessed it, another cowl. I am knitting this from two colorways of Wollmeise Pure: Schwarz and Tiefer See. I started with a provisional cast-on (that’s the solid light green at the bottom) and am knitting it from the bottom up. I usually work my fingering […]

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