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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…

Last week, my first ever yarn/sock club purchase came in the mail from Hazel Knits Yarn Club. I have been waiting for this package for almost a month. Actually, if you factor in the fact I bought the early bird, I've been waiting for it for two months! I am not sure why it was delayed. From the USA, things can take as quick as one week, usually less than two weeks. I became increasingly…

A quick update: I haven't worked on my Girasole blanket very much. I am on the last repeat of Chart G now. It won't be finished before September. Oh goodness, I'll be so glad to finish it. Hopefully cooler weather will allow to work on it before the four month mark. Onto better news... On Saturday, I went to the first Twist Festival. It was good and I hope they do it again next year.…

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…

A simple yet enjoyable project with gorgeous result. My second Noro project, but my first time with Kureyon. I love this scarf; I am definitely a fan of Noro. It is yet to be blocked, and I am someone who is not bothered by really course or textured yarn. Though, I may block it eventually when it actually gets cold so it can soften up, but it is already quite long and really wide even…

My second entrelac project after Danica. I really like the technique, but I think of the two projects I liked Danica more. I bought this odd ball yarn with the intention of making a Calorimetry with it, but I made one of those earlier in the week for a friend and the Quant entrelac was a-calling. I am unsure if I will wear it since it is flashy and not actually that warm; I have…

Often, I go through periods of knitting washcloths. Like most knitting projects, finding yarn will inspire, and I found out my LYS had all this brandless purple cotton chenille. I never tried knitting with it until this project, and I have already cast on for another project. Having said that, the chenille shed when I was weaving the ends for this cloth. It's soft, but this pattern has to much ends to weave, and I'm…

My first Noro experience! It was on clearance and a steal at $6 a skein. It was scratchy, but I soaked it in Eucalan bath for blocking and I'm not one that is averse to textured fabric. The pattern is quick, reversible, and easy to memorise. I highly recommend it for any colourful yarn you may have to use. Two skeins of Noro yielded less than 50" scarf, but I was able to block about…

Some yarn I got in the last days of 2007. I don't take a lot of pictures of yarn, but I can't resist showing off my Noro Silk Garden. This is my first Noro purchase. It's Silk Garden (55% silk 45% kid mohair 10% wool) in shade #233 which is discontinued. I practically stole it for 2 skeins of $12. I've seen the colours of this shade on Ravelry projects, and I can see why…

    Koolhaas, started December 25, 2007, finished December 30, 2007 Pattern: Koolhaas by Jared Flood - Interweave Knits, Holiday 2007 Made for: Intended for self, but given to Dad Yarn: Cascade 220 (100% Highland Peruvian 100g/220 yards) - 600 Cranberry (variegated red) Needles: 4.0mm/#6 16" circs and 4.5mm 4.5mm/#7 40" circ (Magic Loop) Modifications: Needle change in ribbing, and I used the slip and switch cable method. Cost of Project: $8 for yarn Would…