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Amanda’s Squatty Sidekick

I 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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Wool Along

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Another Kate Davies Design

I am starting on a shawl designed by Kate Davies. I can’t seem to get enough of her designs. This one is called Northmavine Hap. It is from her book Colours of Shetland. I am using Knitpicks Chroma fingering yarn … Continue reading

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Kate Davies Designs Sheep Heid Hat

All done with my sheep heid hat! Many thanks to Kate Davies for all the inspiration and beautiful designs!

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First Stitches in Shetland Lace

Originally posted on Crafty Tails:
Last weekend, my local yarn shop This Is Knit, organised a workshop on Shetland Lace with Gudrun Johnson. The class was really interesting. Gudrun began by explaining the construction used in Shetland lace, and then…

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Dog jumper No. 1

Originally posted on Crafty Tails:
I finished two dog jumpers* in the last few months, but because the weather has been seasonably warm (i.e. hot in Summer, which is surprisingly rare in Ireland) I haven’t had the chance to photograph them…

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Short Rows: Shadow Wraps

Originally posted on Socktopus Unplugged:
Over the last couple weeks I’ve reviewed the plain wrap, the yarn over wrap, the Japanese wrap, and the double stitch wrap. Finally we come to my little unvention, the shadow wrap. Thank you to…

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Wildflowers Part Two

Bluebonnet season has passed, this is what I see on the roadside these days:

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Neglected Roses

No pruning. No fertilizer. No watering. Just sun and rain. Look what happens when I let Mother Nature tend my roses: .

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