Actual Snow

We woke up to a good four inches of real snow in north Texas this morning.
And the snowshoes are in Colorado …

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But don’t let the fluffy powder fool you, there is a solid inch of ice underneath, making driving (or walking) treacherous.

Snowy day knitting, a sock yarn cowl:

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Snow Day

I am doing some pattern writing and swatching since it is too cold to get outside today.

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Snow day in Texas:

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Winter Crochet

imageMy grandson started college in Colorado last fall. It is snowy and cold there, so he requested a long blue and gray scarf.

I found a simple crochet pattern that is reversible, appearing blue on one side and gray on the other. It worked up quickly in Knit Picks Swish (washable wool) and I think it looks very masculine.

Stay warm Mike!

 

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Earrings? Or Stitch Markers?

Some one asked me why I was knitting with earrings.

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These are hands down the nicest stitch markers I have ever used. They are from Miss Babs Fiber. And they do look like cute little earrings.

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How Not To Felt

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Lesson learned: do not put a towel in the washer to assist in the felting process.

You will be picking pieces of terry cloth out of your knitting for HOURS!!

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Amanda’s Squatty Sidekick

imageI chose a felted bag since I have only one skein of wool to work with. The pattern is Amanda’s Squatty Sidekick, available free from Interweave.

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WAL Project Beginnings

My daughter brought home a lovely skein of 100% wool from her trip to Ireland this past summer. She knows her mother well!

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