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Lengthening a short hat: grafting in ribbing

I recently knit Jared Flood's Habitat using his yarn, Shelter. The thing that bummed me out was the way it came out a bit short.

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Another lacey manscarf

Here's the result of an attempt at a scarf that would look nice on a fussy dresser and coordinate with black jackets. We're talking flat, sophisticated, and of course, soft.

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Woot! MSKR 2011 is coming!

At long last, after a couple years of wishing, the Men's Knitting Retreat at Easton Mountain is just a few months away, and I'm planning on being there!

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Sox can be fun

...at least, I think these ones are. It's all because of my indecisiveness. I loved each of the colors involved, so I tried out a couple combos.

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What I've been up to

I got to test run some patterns for a certain male designer recently, and the e-book has just been released! So that means I can finally share the projects I've been so happy to knit.

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OT: guess what song I just unearthed at the nursing home...

This morning I was skimming through a dated collection of even more dated songs... we're talking reminiscing material for the century-old folks.

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Rubbing shoulders - er, ribcages - with the giants

First, a question: what's your favorite pattern for a dressy men's scarf?

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Halloween Costume Time!

I'm not a huge Halloween guy, but working a job that requires I participate in a costume party has helped me to get over my aversion.

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Time for lace!

I like to watch Project Runway, and while I'm in no way a fashion guru, as my wardrobe would quickly reveal, I'd say this is the closest I've gotten in my lace knitting to sportswear (looks, not function).

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Add a shawl to the pile...

After juggling about five shawls for a time, I'm happy to have finished my Traveling Woman shawl. I was encouraged to knit it after seeing Ron's (Ravelry name moreliaman) version.

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