The Time I Tried New Dishcloth Yarn

Confession: I’ve tried scrubby dishcloth yarn but I’m not really a fan. I found it hard to knit with. The scrubby parts of it stuck together at seemingly every stitch. So as family and friends hinted with varying degrees of subtlety:   “I really like those scrubby dishcloths” “Have you ever knit with that scrubby…

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The Time I Knit an Octopus

Last year I discovered a series of patterns for toys that you literally knit together as you go thereby eliminating on of my pet peeves: sewing it up and sewing in the ends. This is truly a concept I can get behind. I assumed when I settled in to knit this year’s toy I’d be…

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Sunday Night Heel Prep

Planning for the week ahead is all about priorities. Some people think carefully about their meals and prep ahead for the upcoming week. Me, I looked at my travel knitting and said, “I’ve got to turn that heel.”   My love of socks as a travel/work knitting project is incomparable; the rows and rows of…

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