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March 17, 2014 @ 9:08 PM 449 notes

My cousin’s wife requested  two pairs of mittens for her first ever trip to Ireland, her family’s country of origin.Irish cables it is!

Cream mittens:

Eugenia’s Mittens

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/eugenias-mittens

Gray Mittens:

Emma’s Mittens (I altered to add a thumb gusset for comfort)

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/emmas

February 8, 2014 @ 9:05 AM 39 notes

 A special gift for my Whovian son who wishes to capture the attention of a pretty Whovian in his Philosophy class this semester. This scarf is a reproduction of the one worn by Tom Baker in seasons 16 and 17.
Color progression and yarn recommendations found at:
http://wittylittleknitter.com/seasons-16-17/

 A special gift for my Whovian son who wishes to capture the attention of a pretty Whovian in his Philosophy class this semester. This scarf is a reproduction of the one worn by Tom Baker in seasons 16 and 17.

Color progression and yarn recommendations found at:

http://wittylittleknitter.com/seasons-16-17/

February 8, 2014 @ 8:57 AM 37 notes
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December 15, 2013 @ 10:55 PM 32 notes

When I have long term commitment problems with my spinning/ sweater projects I turn to my paramour…sock knitting. I’m not proud of this behavior, but a girl has needs!

Green Socks-Seduction Socks

http://www.knittingdaily.com/media/p/29453.aspx

Blue Socks-Clandestine

http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall09/PATTclandestine.php

Purple Socks-Pomatomus

http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter05/PATTpomatomus.html

June 30, 2013 @ 2:59 PM 14 notes

This is a short video of the spinning process in my summer quest to produce a garment from a fresh-off-the-sheep fleece.  I am spinning singles using a modified long draw.  This will be followed by the plying process in an attempt to produce a DK weight yarn.  The awesome video production is courtesy of my overachieving husband!

June 17, 2013 @ 9:38 PM 1 note

Carding Day! My freshly washed fleece is taking it’s trip through the drum carder today. Carding aligns the fibers so they are more easily spun and produce a more uniform yarn. It’s hard to believe the resulting fluffy white batts came from the bag of fresh-from-the-muddy-field fleece!

June 17, 2013 @ 8:36 AM 1 note

I have challenged myself to create a garment from as close to scratch as I can get this summer. As my husband will not let me keep sheep or alpacas in our backyard, I bought a fleece directly off the sheep from a shepherd in Door County. Today was the initial wash (you don’t want to know what all got washed out), hand picking (cleaning out vegetable matter, sunburned tips, bug carcasses and other grossness) and then the final wash. The wool is absolutely beautiful! View Larger

I have challenged myself to create a garment from as close to scratch as I can get this summer. As my husband will not let me keep sheep or alpacas in our backyard, I bought a fleece directly off the sheep from a shepherd in Door County. Today was the initial wash (you don’t want to know what all got washed out), hand picking (cleaning out vegetable matter, sunburned tips, bug carcasses and other grossness) and then the final wash. The wool is absolutely beautiful!

June 17, 2013 @ 8:30 AM 2 notes

I am impatiently awaiting the March 30th return of Doctor Who on BBCA.  In anticipation, I have been knitting everything Doctor that I can find.  My latest project is an homage to The Girl Who Waited, The Girl Whose Life Doesn’t Make Sense-Amy Pond. These mitts feature a Tilting Tardis pattern in the color of Amy’s Vampires of Venice scarf. Now, I just need to be ready to take notes on Clara’s wardrobe…

http://www.smartygirl.net/amys_mitts.pdf

February 10, 2013 @ 6:19 PM 22 notes