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One slipper finished

I found this slipper pattern in The Knitting Man(ual) and enjoyed the process. I had to make adjustments along the way because my medium foot was not the designer's medium foot.

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Knitting with 1000 strands!

Here's an amazing video of a Rachel John knitting 1000 strands of yarn into a small mattress. Amazing tribute to perseverance and a sense of dedication to a curious form of art. Enjoy.

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Video Tutorials - Magic Loop Sock Knitting

Here are some video tutorials that I found to be very useful for knitting socks. Hope they help those who are struggling with this craft as I do.
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Abysmal sock..but finished!

I finished my first sock. It really is a horrid sight. I didn't use sock-weight yarn, so it's bigger than it should be, but it was a good learning experience.

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Sock Insanity

I have been struggling through my first sock.

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Variegated Scarf

I am using up some of the yarn my wife and son bought for me this past Christmas. This scarf is made with 1.5 skeins of Bernat Mosaic yarn...100% acrylic and variegated...100g/3.5oz.

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Silk Cowl

Another cowl under my belt...this one Andean Silk - "Merryweather". This was a labor of love and determination. It took me three tries to get the tension and the size correct.

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Another Cowl

Just finished my second cowl. This one is of 80% acrylic and 20% wool. I wasn't sure if it would help to soak it and then flat dry it, but it did even out some of the stitches.

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Knitting For Charities

I was doing some research to find some charities for projects that I knit. I found the following sight that lists many places that would be happy to have some knitted work.

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First Cowl Scarf

Hi Everyone. I just finished my first cowl scarf using soft, soft wools and silk yarn. After receiving advice on blocking vs.

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