Reminder: Anniversary Giveaway

Two hanks of Cascade Jewel

One of the prizes

Just wanted to give a quick reminder, there’s still time to sign up for the Anniversary Giveaway! The contest will officially close at midnight (Central time) on January 31st. The winners will be announced on February 1st in a separate post from the giveaway post. Check back on February 1st to see if you’ve won!

Click here to enter!

PS all of those knitting tips have been spectacular! I’ve wanted to respond to all of them, but I don’t want to skew the numbers later on. I’ve learned a lot from all of you already!

Have a wonderful day!

J’Adore Tuesdays: Hats! Hats! Hats!

I love hats, particularly on windy days. My hair isn’t long enough to pull completely back, but is long enough to start tangling. A hat is a stylish way to keep my hair nice for work. I think this is the next small project I want to work on while working on Ken’s sweater, but I can’t decide which hat to start yet. Here are some of my favourites that I thought I’d share.

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Recycling Yarn

Recycled yarn from the sweater's hood

Recycled yarn from the sweater’s hood

I’ve been seeing this all over the blogosphere the past couple of years: recycling yarn. I think it’s phenomenal! You can go to a thrift store, find a sweater for cheap, and then you have a sweater’s worth of yarn. Easy! Well, no not really. Most of my attempts have been botched by my lack of understanding what kind of sweater to get. Now, though, I’ve finally figured it out.

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Oh Christmas Stocking, Oh Christmas Stocking

Silent Night WIP

Silent Night WIP

Well, the world is supposedly going to end tomorrow. I’m in the non-believer set, particularly as if it does end, I’ve been rushing to finish these stockings for no reason! Not to mention, would the world really end before the Doctor Who Christmas Special?

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WIP: Husband’s Sweater Day 1

The making of a sweater

Last night I started Lesson Two of Nina’s Design Your Own Sweater Class from Knit Picks. It didn’t take long to figure out what to do at this point. I had to cast-on a LOT of stitches. Luckily, I have a very skinny husband, but one who also kind of likes baggy sweaters. The grand total came out to 240 stitches on size 6 circ needles.

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