Author Archives: babywren

The Big Question

A question for the ages… Finish my WIP (work in progress)? Or start the cashmere lace shawl with the new yarn? I am quite sure I have enough UFOs (unfinished objects) but the new yarn is calling my name!

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Cashmere On A Cone

Look what I found in the mailbox today: Beautiful and soft cashmere silk blend yarn in pale grey. All the way from the UK. I am excited and have started working on a lace pattern for a shawl. This may … Continue reading

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Christmas Roses

I can only guess that it is a combination of all the rain and the cooler temperatures that causes my roses to bloom in the winter. Whatever it may be, I love having roses for Christmas!

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Off The Needles

My hap shawl is off the needles and ready for blocking. Yay!

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Raining In Texas

Flooding and rain in Texas for three days now. We have received just over 7 inches at our house so far. It should let up by tomorrow. In the meantime, knitting. What could be better than being all warm and … Continue reading

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Actual Snow

We woke up to a good four inches of real snow in north Texas this┬ámorning. And the snowshoes are in Colorado … But don’t let the fluffy powder fool you, there is a solid inch of ice underneath, making driving … Continue reading

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Snow Day

I am doing some pattern writing and swatching since it is too cold to get outside today. Snow day in Texas:  

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Winter Crochet

My 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 … Continue reading

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Earrings? Or Stitch Markers?

Some one asked me why I was knitting with earrings. 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

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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