Tag: shawls

The Cat’s Pyjamas

The Cat’s Pyjamas

November 18, 2014 by Maire in Hobbies / 0 Comments

The problem with knitting so many things that you eventually give away, is that you wind up not blogging about things until months have gone by and you’ve finally tracked down the person you’re gifting it to. I never want to spoil the surprise.  I’m thinking I’m going to take a leaf from the Yarn […]

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WIP Wednesday: Knitting with Handspun

WIP Wednesday: Knitting with Handspun

August 29, 2012 by Maire in Hobbies / 10 Comments

Hooray for WIP Wednesday! I actually have pictures taken this week. Amazing! Usually I get caught a little flat-footed due to the fact that my schedule is all over the place. First up, a pair of plain old vanilla socks in Trekking XXL. Not very exciting, but we can’t have everything. I actually do still […]

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Finito!

Finito!

August 25, 2012 by Maire in Hobbies / 5 Comments

My garden sometimes surprises me. We cut back the rose bushes this past spring, and I really didn’t expect anything from them. I’ve since learned not to underestimate my roses.  Well…the roses at the back of the garden. While the rose bush at the front of the garden continues its three year trend of producing […]

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Yarn winding and deck painting

Yarn winding and deck painting

August 22, 2012 by Maire in Hobbies / 0 Comments

I totally forgot that today is Wednesday. Good thing I remembered in time! So…what’s in progress around here? For starters…I’ve been working away at my spinning: That’s Crown Mountain Farms Corriedale Pencil Roving in “Stonehenge”, for those who missed the last post on the subject. I’m enjoying spinning this stuff up, even though it’s not […]

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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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