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Kaleidoscope socks

Good evening all! I finished up a pair of socks a few days ago and I'm just getting a chance to post about them. I decided to call them my Kaleidoscope socks because of all the crazy colors. The sock yarn is Imagination from Knit Picks in the

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New project bag completed!

Hi guys, just following up on my last post: I decided to buy the pattern for the Sock Sack a few days ago. After looking over the pattern, I went to one of our local discount stores, Mardens, where they have a large selection of fabrics. I found some fun robot-themed

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Favorite knitting bag?

I currently have a large knitting bag that will hold a lot of stuff...right now it's holding all kinds of notions in different zippered pockets, a drop spindle and some roving, a couple books, and three different knitting projects. It's great for carrying a bit of everything, but I often would like something smaller that would hold just my current project as well as a few essential notions.

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"Evil Genius" Socks

Hey guys, a couple weeks ago I finished a pair of socks but haven't had a chance to share them until now. These were made using a basic toe-up sock formula by Don Yarman who

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Fun with felting

Hey guys, I finished my project today so here are a few pictures! It is a felted, two-pocket bowl (aka Fanny Basket) by Cat Bordhi. Cat said that...

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What could it be?

Hello gents. I am currently finishing up a project which I'll post more about in a few days. In the meantime, I took some pictures of the in-progress item which looks so weird that I had to share it. Any guesses on what it is I'm making?

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Spinning something new

Quite some time ago I posted about how I had gotten interested in spinning fiber on a drop spindle. Since then I have acquired a few spindles, mostly Turkish, and have gotten in a fair amount of practice.

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Brethren Sock, too.

Hi guys! After seeing all of Andy's wonderful socks, and shortly after Mark mentioned starting a pair, I decided I'd join the fun and try the Brethren sock pattern as well.

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A different provisional cast on method

Hello Gents! I am currently working on a project that requires a provisional cast on (PCO). I haven't knit a lot of items that use a PCO, but when I have I've used the crochet chain method. This works pretty well and has the nice feature of a sturdy and easily unraveled PCO edge.

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Penguin Sweater KAL, anyone?

Hi guys, I recently got an email from an old friend. Knowing that I'm a knitter, she included a cool link about a need for penguin jumpers (sweaters) at Phillip Island Nature Parks in Victoria, Australia. They use them for penguins that are affected by oil in...

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