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Oslo Jumper

I just finished knitting this jumper yesterday. I semi-retired in May and I thought that I would have more time to knit but I find I have even less now than when I was working full-time!

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Funny Video

Go to www.colinknits.blogspot.com and scroll down to the posting called "Brilliant!". Watch the video - it's great!

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Knitting Gifts for Me

I've been shopping for me again! Patternworks was very wise to send me a catalog all the way to New Zealand.

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Fabulous Fairisle - Book

“Fabulous Fairisle” by John Allen; hard cover, 120 pages; printed in Scotland; 1991 (out of print).

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Poetry In Stitches – Clothes you can knit - Book

“Poetry In Stitches – Clothes you can knit” by Solveig Hisdal; hard cover, 172 pages; 2001 (out of print). It was printed in Denmark but is written in English.

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Loop Knitting - What the heck?

"Looping for Fun and Profit - with the world famous Grant Looper!"

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Traditional Knitting - Book

"Traditional Knitting - Patterns of Ireland, Scotland and England" by Gwyn Morgan; St Martins Press; 1981. It is hardcover with 112 pages and some colour photos. It is out of print.

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"Automated" Knitting Nancy

I don't mind knitting I-cord but it is a rather time consuming when I need a long piece for a hoodie tie.

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Finesse Your Knitting 2 - DVD - Lucy Neatby

Here is one of the newest DVDs from Lucy Neatby. I have all her DVDs and I highly recommend them for any knitter, both beginner and advanced, who wishes to enhance their knitting skills.

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Stitch Markers

I find I am absolutely dependent on stitch markers when I do the Fair Isle pattern knitting. I mark out each pattern repeat by both width and depth.

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