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Originally, I had bought this yarn for Sylvi, a big cabled coat. I started it, but it was on hold for years. In the end, I decided to frog it and use the yarn for other things. I usually think of sweaters first when I have an abundance of yarn. I wanted a cozy, easy house sweater. This is an easy and straight forward pattern. It's a top-down raglan with pockets. I even made it…

This project took me almost four months to complete. Unlike some knitters, I knit wool through the summer. I once made my Hemlock Ring Blanket, another Jared Flood pattern, in early summer too. I can bare heat pretty well. I live in Canada so the summers are not unbearable for wool knitting until this year! I started in May, but I put it on hold for a month to knit something else. I almost didn't…

This cardigan took forever to finish. The knitting itself took about a month, but I didn't block for another month after binding off and another week for the buttons. I was very careless with the button sewing, but I was so fed up with this project by this time that I didn't care. Maybe in the far future, I will resew it. Until then, I can wear it as it is going out or staying…

Progress on my blue Garter Yoke Cardigan: [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="367" caption="Taken on the new iPad 3 and Instagram since I wanted to test both features."][/caption] I finished one sleeve yesterday. While I was doing the body, I didn't want the sleeves to take up my remaining yarn so I put the body on hold (it's beyond the waist shaping now) and started the sleeves. That way, I can make this a fairly long cardigan.…

I love Kauni Effetkgarn. In 2010, I bought three balls of the EQ colour in Switzerland. I used up two that summer, but I had one left to save for the future. In February, I finally used the third skein in two projects. First, I wanted to make a sweater with the yarn. I picked Margot and decided to stripe it and make it short sleeved. My Margot on Ravelry . Secondly, the Stripe Study…