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Knit in Color KAL

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I am slightly late to the game but two of my lovely Instagram friends/knitwear designers (who are also an adorable sister-in-law duo) Andrea and Lesley are hosting a KAL for their new collaboration Knit in Color. I am generally against KALs because knitting on deadlines stress me out, but I love their patterns and I am all about supporting badass entrepreneurial women. I chose Pop Fizzle, which is a hat and therefore not a huge commitment. First step: color choices. I tend to have a difficult time choosing yarn so I got out most of my fingering stash that isn’t already committed to other projects, and started playing around. The pattern calls for a DK but I’m going to swatch fingering held double. Final decision: Tosh Sock and Lynai sock yarn in Bloom. Now to cast on.

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Wooly Wednesday

This week I decided to highlight Vogue Knitting, one of my favorite knitting magazines. These pictures are all from the fall 2012 preview, and they can be found here.

Happy hump day

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Tornado Blanket

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Before my computer just shut down and I lost it, I wrote a witty and charming post about this blanket (now that it’s gone, I get to pretend that it was witty and charming and no one can say it wasn’t). Lesson of the day: save your damn work. It’s okay, I’ll recover eventually from the emotional trauma that this has inflicted. This is a blanket that I’m making for my Bubbe (the Yiddish word for grandma). She has been let’s just say unhappy with my lack of knitted gifts to her (considering there have been many proposed projects but no finished products). That’s all about to change. I’ve dubbed this “The Tornado,” and I’m excited about making it. This pattern is from Woolly Thoughts. All of their patterns are based on math, and they’re fabulous. Back to the Tornado. My Bubbe and I have different tastes in color (VERY different tastes), but the pattern is interesting enough that I can ignore it. 

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Wooly Wednesday

Here are five new wool-related things to get you through the week.

(via dustjacket attic)

Such a pretty pink sweater, and I love her orange glasses. What a cool kid.

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The texture of the fabric in this illustration is stunning.

By Brett Manning. Found via Delightfully Tacky

Granny Square Wreck Room

It’s official, I’m going to be the crazy lady who has this house when I’m old. Let’s just hope it’s not overrun with cats.

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The sweetest crocheted cake rings

via EnnaDesign on Etsy

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All I can say is that I want that lion pillow and I would be perfectly willing to fight the kid in the picture for it. I think I could take her.

via Anna Maria Horner

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Wooly Wednesday

It’s been a nearly  two month break, but I’m back, and hopefully with a vengeance (the good kind, not the kind where I murder everyone). I’m back in Boston for school, and the last month has been a haze of getting ready to leave, and leaving, and starting classes, all of which I know are fascinating for other people to hear. But before I bore you to tears, let me show you pretty yarn, and you can “ooh” and “ahh” all you like.

This piece of knitting is truly breathtaking. Not only is it beautiful, but I cannot really even begin to comprehend the technical skills that you need to have to design this.

via Pugnat

Lately, I’m all about the cables. Not in real life of course, but my imaginary closet is full of aran sweaters.

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I want this sheep. It’s really cute. That is all.

via Karena Goldfinch’s Flikr

Now, you might be saying to yourself, this is in no way a sheep, or wool related. I would tell you that you are correct. The more of these I do, the less sheep-y they seem to be. And let me tell you, I have resisted the cute animal craze for a long time, but I’ve finally caved. So here is a teacup pig for your viewing pleasure.

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Colorful Stripes and Heart Print Curved Hem Long Sleeve Sweater pictures

This sweater has stripes, hearts, and a scoop neck, so it’s pretty close to perfect in my book.

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Wooly Wednesday

I took a little blog break for most of June, but I have big plans for July, so you’ll be seeing me a lot more around here. Also, I’ve somewhat widened the scope of what I consider “wooly” for wooly wednesday, so it’s more wool-y, wool-ish, and wool-like. 

  

   

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skiandhotchocolate:</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> <p>This is what I think about you taking my picture…lol..:O)) by law_keven on Flickr.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />

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This was supposed to go up earlier in the day, but things never go as planned around these parts. Hope you had a wonderful fourth of July (for the Americans), and I will be back later in the week to share some projects.
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Wooly Wednesday

I know that I haven’t posted one of these in a long time and I’m sorry. Today, I’m changing it up a little and highlighting one particular artist. I can honestly say that looking at the work of Sarah Applebaum has made me more inspired than I’ve been in a long time. They are just truly amazing.

all photos found here

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Yarnbombing Part 1

Okay, so the first part of my project has been installed, and I am over the moon. I spent three hours sitting on the damp mulch behind this bench sewing the covers for the slats, and it was totally worth it. People walking by were so excited about it, I had tons of questions and everyone was so incredibly nice. It just makes me so happy.

I will probably have some more updates tomorrow, and then the project will be finished and I get my life back! I’m just hoping that this weather keeps up. Rain and yarn don’t mix that well.
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My yarnbombing project has to be installed by Thursday, so you can imagine that I’m freaking out. If you can’t imagine, let me tell you that I’M FREAKING OUT. I’m doing a little better today than I was yesterday, but it’s a lot of stress. Knitting is tons of work, but I’ve also been worried about attaching them to the poles. Ideally, I would sew them all, but in reality it’s not humanly possible. I thought that velcro would be a good alternative, so it’s being held together with velcro, staples, and dreams. I’m kind of a the point of whatever works. I was freaking out until I did my first test, for real. AND IT WORKED!!!! To say that I am relieved is an understatement. There’s still a huge amount of work to be done, but at least I now know that if I can finish knitting, it will actually work. Breathing hugh sighs of relief. I’ll continue to update on my progress. I’m so happy and excited and proud. And now comes the part where I maniacally knit for the next 4 days.

Yarnbombing Update

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