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March 24, 2018
Knit Companion Next Gen from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

A new version of Knit Companion has been out for a couple of weeks. It is called Knit Companion Next Gen and the release came with much screaming and gnashing of teeth by some who had been the early purchasers of the “Legacy” version. Some of us who got in on the very early stages...

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The Mary Pullover from Random Thoughts... do or "di"

While visiting my son and his family, in January, I took the time to go to a little yarn shop that I have been following on Instagram. The Altered Stitch was eye candy for my yarn loving soul. While I was there to look for yarn for the Baa-ble mittens I finished last month, I saw The Mary Pullover and fell in love with it's chunky yarn and easy to knit appeal.

Unfortunately, the shop did not have enough of the chunky yarn in any colors that appealed to me so the next week I went to the Purl ...

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March 23, 2018
Knitting Report – March 23, 2018 from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

This has been a fast week for me. I don’t feel like I accomplished much at all. Patterns Added: Penguono Siri Easter Brioche Recipe Crazy 2018 Woolenberry Shawl Club Romi’s Mystery Shawl 2018 Yarn Added: No yarn arrived. Vince should be proud. Projects I Worked On: Penguono – Once I found this pattern, I was...

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March 22, 2018
Progress on Penguono from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

It’s fun working on Penguono because the construction is so “not normal” and choosing the colors is fun. Anything goes. All I’m trying to do is make sure I don’t have very darks next to very darks so that the color changes are lost, and have a variety of lights and darks. I may make...

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March 21, 2018
Knitting Update from Becca's Crazy Projects

I haven't done one of these in a little while, so I figured it was about time.

First up, is my ugly sweater. I'm working on a (pattern: Just the Right Angle) cardigan that will use up a bunch of yarn Aunt Betty gave me. Or, that's the plan. I'm going to put several different colorways together without much care for matching. I'm calling it my ugly sweater. Right now, I'm working on the sleeves before I move on to the body of the sweater. So far I have cream, blue, and brown in ...

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March 20, 2018
Penguono Update from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Last night I got the center back section finished in my Penguono. Yesterday I showed pictures of other projects to Nicole and Addie and they both want one so I need to star knitting lots of pink socks so I’ll have lots of leftovers of pink yarn! I’m now going to work on the left...

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Knitting (what??????) from Susan P Blog

It is no secret that knitting is not something I enjoy very much, but every single winter I take out the knitting needles and knit – and the moment I cast on the stitches I think ‘why on earth am I doing this again?’

Yes, I bought wool. It wasn’t an impulse buy. It was carefully planned and I even made a list. What is wrong with me???????

This is what I bought. And the colour combination looks a bit weird but I am actually planning two little cardigans. No, not one…….TWO!

I am also planning a new smocking ...

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March 18, 2018
Penguono – Step 1 from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

It didn’t take me long to tackle this project. Not long after finishing the earlier blog post, I went to the yarn stash with a bag and came back with a pile of yarn, ready to swatch and cast on for Penguono. The road to stash obsession was paved with good intentions. When I first...

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Late Night Knitting Report from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

The search for yarn for Rose Cardigan has ended, at least for a while, and I’m back to knitting. I picked up Gardens of Giverny Stole that was started in December, and promptly put aside for another project. If someone had asked me, I would have sworn I hadn’t touched this project in six months...

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Socks and jocks from Granny Maud's Girl

My husband’s old pyjama shorts were wearing so thin that the elastic was showing through the waistband. It was time for new ones.

Each pair of shorts only needs 1.2 metres of fabric and a length of elastic, and I made both in one evening, so they are great home-made gifts.

This time, I did not find any bicycle-themed fabric, but you cannot go wrong with spots. He also loves honey and wants to keep bees one day.

Home-made boxer shorts

I made these in one evening.

I also finished knitting a pair of socks for myself. I bought the Supersocke ...

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March 17, 2018
The Swatch from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

All I’ve learned from a couple of hours of digging and swatching is that I don’t have a clue what  yarn to use for Rose Cardigan. First, I swatched with Madelinetosh Sport in Firewood. My concern, other than getting gauge, was that the cables would not show up. I find that cables do not show...

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March 16, 2018
a hat for a friend from Crazy Mom Quilts

Welcome to finish it up Friday!

I wasn't sure what to finish this seems like there is always so much to do and so little time. This hat, which was the closest project to being finished, was a good candidate. I have been procrastinating finishing the top because I was scared that I would mess it up. Turns out it took less than an hour, and it was pretty easy! Once again, I'm thankful for the accountability of finish it up Friday!

Last December, my friend and I went yarn shopping and we saw a knit ...

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Yarn Possibilities for Rose from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Yesterday, from the time I saw the Rose pattern, I couldn’t stop thinking about it. I thought about it while cooking, while cleaning, while at the doctor with Vince. I thought about it during the afternoon. Finally, I got online and looked at some yarn possibilities. One of the concerns I have is if I...

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March 15, 2018
Rose – A Cardigan from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

This morning, while sitting quietly an waiting for Vince to wake up, I was reading through my email and saw that Andrea Mowry – the Find Your Fade and Free Your Fade lady – had three new patterns. One of them is Rose. I was instantly in love. There are things about it that normally...

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Baa-ble Mittens and a tutorial from Random Thoughts... do or "di"

I finished the Baa-ble mittens a few weeks ago and promised on Instagram that I would write a tutorial to tell how I lined them, so here goes:

1. Put the mitten on your hand and lay it on a piece of paper, keeping your wrist flat on the tabletop and your thumb spread wide.

2. Trace around your hand.

3. Add 1/2" to the shape you just traced.

4. I used a thin cotton t-shirt knit from Joann's. You could also use an old, thin t-shirt. Cut out the shape you traced and then serge around the ...

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Sunset Highway Finished! from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Sunset Highway is finished . . finally. There’s no reason why this sweater took seven months to finish except that I get so sidetracked. It isn’t like that’s all I knitted for seven months but still, I shouldn’t drag projects out like this. Tonight I will weave in the ends, soak it and get it...

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March 14, 2018
Knit Companion from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

If I had to do it, I could knit without Knit Companion but I’m not sure I’d want to knit without Knit Companion.  Monday I noticed on my iPad that there was an update to Knit Companion but as I looked more closely at it, it looked a bit different so I went to the...

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March 13, 2018
The Great Sleeve Rip Out from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Over the weekend, I shared this picture of my Sunset Highway sweater. First, I know that I’m a loose knitter. Don’t ask me why every time I mean to say “loose knitter”, I say “noose litter”! The pattern calls for fingering weight yarn with 3.5 mm needles. I’m using sport weight yarn and I did...

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March 12, 2018
Early Morning Knitting from Michelle's Romantic Tangle

That old shale shawl is a few days from being finished so I decided I'd better cast on whatever the next shawl is going to be. Lately, it takes me a couple of tries to settle on what pattern and yarn combination I'll be happy with, so I wanted to get that out of the way while I still had a project to keep me busy in the evenings. 

So, early this morning, I cast on for Close to You. I think it's going to work! 

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Knitted Baby Blankets and More... from Val's Quilting Studio

Many of you who follow my blog regularly know I sometimes like to highlight the beautiful projects my mom knits for our family and friends. I just received this one in the mail yesterday as a gift for my previous teacher partner's family, as they just had their second child, a baby boy, two weeks ago.
They named him Everett and for some reason I just love that name. 

I love the pattern in this knitted blanket. It is super soft and the babies will often be found with their little fingers weaved through those tiny holes when you ...

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