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Knitting: Cardigan
Nouveau-né simply means “newborn” in French, and this is exactly who this little set is for. Designed in a newborn size, it will fit newcomers for about the first 10 weeks or so, depending on their birthweight, and how fast they grow! For me, this is the perfect layette, and has all the things I like. This top-down seamless sweater h...
Knitting: Cowl, Mittens
There’s a certain kind of yarn I like a lot. It’s sturdy, gorgeous, natural and strong. (There’s also a kind of beer like that, and I like it a lot too.) This sort of yarn speaks to me, and sings songs of warm oatmeal, coziness and sheep. Sometimes I think of a pattern and have to search for the yarn, but this one went the other way around. The ...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
My Father-in-law and my husband are both named Joe, and to tell them apart the kids started calling them “Our Joe” and “Old Joe”. They have a lot in common besides their names, and a love of simple but elegant handknit socks tops the list. These socks were Old Joe’s Christmas present. He loved them, and I loved knitting them. The pattern is simp...
Knitting: Mittens
Cloisoneé (cloy-son-nay) is a decorating technique, usually for metalwork, that starts with little compartments that are then filled with enamel or gemstones. I don’t know why, but the whole time I was knitting these, it was all I could think of. These mittens knit up way faster than they seem like they would - partly because they’re worsted wei...
Knitting: Booties
Earlier this year a rash of babies broke out, and I had to replenish my bootie box. (I keep a few pairs of booties on hand at all times. Despite nine months of notice, it still seems to me like some babes come out of nowhere, and booties are a perfect gift every time. They are a supernova of cuteness knit in bright colours, with pom-poms on the ...
Knitting: Scarf, Cowl
This circle scarf was the result of a personal search for a perfect winter accessory. It’s pretty, fast, easy, versatile, worked in the round, and - most importantly to me, completely reversible. The pattern is based on four reversible stitch patterns, repeated in blocks of ten stitches, tiled over the whole project.
Knitting: Cowl
This cowl is- I think, a very pretty thing. In fact, I think that’s so true that I couldn’t think of any other name for it.