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  • Making 2-Stitch Cables the Easy Way … And a New Hat Pattern: Merry!

    Finally! The long-awaited cabled ear-flap hat is here! But first, let me tell you my favourite way to make 2-stitch cables. Did you know that you don’t need a cable needle for these tiny things? And you don’t need to rearrange the stitches, either? There’s a fun little trick for making them. Here it is: […]

  • Sock Stashbuster Slouch Hat

    I’m learning to embrace my quirks instead of trying to change them. One of them, dear reader, is that I loooooove sock yarn and, well, any fingering-weight yarn. I have lots of it.  Fleece Artist, Knit Picks Palette, Stroll, and Felici, some Lorna’s Laces, Indigodragonfly, more Fleece Artist, some Madelinetosh… Oh, yeah.  I’m a junkie. […]

  • Unusual Ways to Choose Colors for Your Knitting

    Choosing colors for a project seems to be one of those things that makes us all second guess ourselves. So let’s go over some basic rules and guidelines that might help you to choose colors confidently. 1. Choose colors that you love. What makes your heart sing every time you look at it? Base your […]