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Short row heel

My sock-knitting obsession continues, and I tried a short row heel. I'm pleased but not 100% satisfied.

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Tangled mess

OK, men...I am in the process of balling several hanks of yarn, and no matter how careful I am, I end up with knots and tangles that I can't fix. I am losing dozens of yards of good yarn.

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Yarn bowl

I got a yarn bowl for my birthday - very nice. Apparently, it was made to order and my wife got email updates during the process. It was made by Valorie Scherr at Mornin' Glori Pottery:

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I LOVE to knit socks!

OK, after outfitting my family (wife and three kids), I'm just finishing up my 5th pair of socks in the about the past month.

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My first sweater...

Well, I'm "finished" with my first sweater, which I started in January.

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My first socks!

I made my first pair of socks for my 8-year-old daughter. She loves them, and I'm happy to have conquered another knitting frontier.

Patrrick :)

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Stitch marker tip

I haven't been knitting very long, but I've already developed a dislike for those little plastic ring stitch markers.

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It's March 23rd, and we're having a blizzard. Yes, a blizzard. Looks like a good night to get cozy at home and knit!

Patrick :)

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Washable wool

I'm interested in hearing about the experiences of others using washable or "superwash" wool.

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I'm knitting gloves, and after each finger the pattern says to "rejoin" the yarn. I assume this means to start over with a tail and weave that in when I get around to it.

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