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Free Preemie Hats, Upcoming Patterns, and Portraits. Oh My!

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Hello, lovely people! My brain is so full right now, of ideas and deadlines, that I barely know what to say when I do have time to write.  Let me begin in the middle. Christmas is coming (yay!), and that means we have five little people to buy gifts for (yikes!).  They are all super […]

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Impunity

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When I was a kid, I remember reading a short story called “Impunity Jane.” I don’t know why I always returned to that story; maybe it was because I was a typical girl who loved dolls, and Impunity Jane just happened to be a doll. But really, I think it was the word impunity that […]

Stars in His Squishy Owl Eyes (And tips on stuffing your Owl)

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I rather love my little Squish Owls. They’re small and fun to make, and, of course, extremely squishable. I recently knit up this little guy using some cotton yarn from Knit Picks (a combo of “Comfy” and “Shine Worsted,” I think, since I have both in a bunch of colours), and I think he’s very […]

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Squish Owls

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Barn owls? Screech owls? No… Squish Owls! On a whim one day, I decided to knit my daughter an owl. Because you see, every day when she wakes up from her nap, she points at the colourful decals of owls on her bedroom wall and yells, “Oww! Oww!” repeatedly. I say, if something is good […]

Hand-Painted Preemie Hat

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I love buying hand-painted yarn, but then I’m inevitably disappointed when I knit it up. The gorgeous, vibrant colours suddenly pool or stripe in weird ways that make the ugliest little hats. But when I use a textural stitch, like seed stitch, suddenly the yarn regains its charm and the hat becomes delightful! You can […]

UnBaby Blanket

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When I saw the blanket my sister was making, I knew I had to have one. The diagonal stripes, the vibrant colours, the texture — they all conspired to hijack my knitting plans, and I happily let them. Her simple design has been a hit, and not just with me. I am excited to present […]

Knotty Baby Hat

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This little cutie is available as a Ravelry download for $3 CAD.   Update:  It is now available as a Knit Picks IDP pattern download for only $1.99!  (But you can still get it through the Ravelry link, too.) It is knit up using a provisional cast on, a hem turn, and stocking stitch.  There is […]