Tag: scarves

Spooky September Challenge: Campfire stories? Nah!

Spooky September Challenge: Campfire stories? Nah!

September 3, 2015 by Maire in Hobbies, Writing / 3 Comments

Today’s Spooky September Challenge was supposed to be my favourite campfire story, but anyone who knows me well enough is aware that I don’t camp. I haven’t been camping for about fifteen years now, and that last time was supposed to teach me about all the awesome things I’ve missed out on, not being a camper (it was cold and rained almost the entire trip. Seriously. We had to go back into town to get a tarp because nobody brought one. Not my best weekend, only salvaged by good company).

So, instead, I bring you an update on the things I do when other people are telling stories around a bonfire. I knit.

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Don’t Panic!

Don’t Panic!

April 27, 2012 by Maire in Hobbies / 2 Comments

Meet my buddy Max Max is a Phrenology head. He is currently modelling Robin’s Bowler hat and 2-Row Noro Scarf (Robin accused me of dressing Max up, but I maintain it’s to keep the hat from getting crushed). Max sits in our front hallway, where he can greet people as they come through the door. […]

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Moar Stripes

Moar Stripes

April 11, 2012 by Maire in Hobbies / 0 Comments

I have a weird feeling that this scarf/shawlette may actually fit me. I’m also impressed with the camera in my iPod (it’s been handy, and doesn’t seem to distort colour the way my cell phone recently has). The “point” of the scarf (and thus the current “middle” of the scarf) is up on the stool. […]

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Don’t Panic

Don’t Panic

April 7, 2012 by Maire in Hobbies / 0 Comments

Remember this? It’s been ripped back and now being knit as such: May I just say that I’m loving the HitchHiker pattern by Martina Behm?  And that I’m particularly loving it as a Noro striped-scarf? I’m also thinking that the pattern might be a good knit for some of my completed handspun. It’s definitely worth […]

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Clockwork (with orange!  Really!)

Clockwork (with orange! Really!)

April 4, 2012 by Maire in Hobbies / 0 Comments

Not exactly a WIP for Wednesday…I cast off my Clockwork Scarf yesterday! I decided that the deck post could do the modelling for me. At some point I may get Robin to do the honours, maybe on a less-overcast day. The scarf needs to be blocked, but even so, it still looks wonderful. I think […]

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Like Clockwork

Like Clockwork

March 28, 2012 by Maire in Hobbies / 0 Comments

Not much going on, knit-wise, but that scarf I showed on the 24th?  It’s grown! The Clockwork scarf is basically knit in two sections. I’m finished the first half and am  working my way through the second. I’m starting to run out of room on the needles, and I think that’s due to the fact […]

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A little distraction

A little distraction

March 24, 2012 by Maire in Hobbies / 1 Comment

I keep meaning to work on the sleeves for Robin’s sweater, but I keep getting distracted. That’s about an inch or two of Stephen West’s Clockwork being knit in two different colourways of Kroy sock yarn on size 5 straight needles.  Colour A is “Gentry Gray” and colour B is “Burnished Sierra Stripe”. I was […]

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What’s in progress?

What’s in progress?

December 21, 2011 by Maire in Hobbies / 2 Comments

Well, I’ve gotten most of my sock knitting done for the time being, and now I’m just playing with yarn and seeing where it takes me. I could be trying to bust a move with cranking out last minute gifts, but I’m very happy to be going into my Yule celebrations without having any kind […]

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Executive Decisions

Executive Decisions

December 14, 2011 by Maire in Hobbies / 0 Comments

I tried. Honestly, I did. I snagged my Regia and proceeded to cast on 125 little tiny stitches using a provisional cast-on. And then I did it again because I wasn’t happy with the way my provisional cast-on turned out. Then I muttered and cursed because I wanted to get that second set of 125 […]

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Stuff in Progress

Stuff in Progress

July 20, 2011 by Maire in Hobbies / 0 Comments

Last week I mentioned the socks that I’m designing.  I got a little farther along and have decided to take a little rest to decide where to go from here. You see, I love the texture, but it takes a little longer knit.  I’m also a little worried about whether I will warp the fabric […]

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