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September 20, 2017
Addie’s Neon Rainbow Sweater from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

It’s a good thing I started this one a size or two larger than she needed. This one was started in March, 2016. Here she is trying it on when I was there in the summer of 2016. Yes, she was trying the sweater on under duress. For some reason, she did not want to...

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Aunt Betty Strikes Again from Becca's Crazy Projects

Aunt Betty dropped off a bunch of yarn again.
I'm still knitting through the last batch she dropped off.
 This was made from some of that yarn.
This crochet shawl is also coming along nicely from some of the gifted yarn.

I may never have to buy yarn again!

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September 19, 2017
Charlie McGee from Michelle's Romantic Tangle

I won!


After I explained to my son how yarn chicken works, he wanted to know if there's a prize for winning. Absolutely -- you get a pair of socks that doesn't have an inappropriate contrast color at the top of one cuff. And a huge sense of relief.

I went into this project fairly sure that I'd be playing yarn chicken by the end, but the colors of the yarn were perfect for the pattern, which called for 350 yards. Hawthorne comes in 357 yard skeins, so I knew I'd be cutting it close but was ...

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Socks Finished from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Socks will probably always be my favorite thing to knit. I love making plain vanilla socks, probably because I feel like I’m creating but not having to pay much attention at all. Every time I pick up a pair of socks to knit, especially after having worked on other projects, I sigh and think to...

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September 18, 2017
Another Mystery KAL from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Yes, I said I was done with mystery knit alongs but . . I was wrong! Last week while at the retreat, Eat, Sleep, Knit posted about Sweet Georgia’s Knit Along and if you ordered yarn, you got an extra star for your team. Yes, we’re adults (most days) but a star for our team...

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Yarn Shopping from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Shopping for yarn online works when I need one color and I do ok sometimes when choosing up to three colors but much more than three and I struggle, often having to order yarns several times to get colors that work. When I saw True Colors by Melanie Berg, it was love at first sight!...

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Purple Hats from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Thanks to my sweet blog reader who sent 7 little purple hats, my friend met her goal of 25 hats to send to Oklahoma for the CLICK for Babies campaign. This lady helps so many people and donates her time to so many projects. She’s one of those people who is happiest when she’s doing...

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Another Quick Shawl Finish from Becca's Crazy Projects

I couldn't find a free, shawl pattern to make this shawl so I ended up writing my own. I don't think this is the final version I would want to share with others, so I'm going to make another, with a slightly different technique.
I really like the little points, but they aren't quite right. I'll do it again, and let you know how it works out.

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While I'm Avoiding the Heel on That Other Pair of Socks... from Michelle's Romantic Tangle

On Wednesday that I was hiding from a new heel technique. It looks like the procrastination is making me more productive. I finished the Great Lakes socks late Wednesday night and immediately cast on the Mesa Socks.


Then on Thursday I cast on Charlie McGee, another pair for the Super Sock Scarefest. This pattern is all techniques I know how to do and I love the yarn and it's really hard to put these down once I pick them up to knit a few rows....

The next pattern comes out in a few days. Maybe it'll give me ...

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September 17, 2017
Calculation Yarn Needed from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

A friend who is new to knitting was asking about how to calculate yardage for a project. I was about to go through some long, drawn out, and probably wrong on my part, math calculations and then I found this “Knitting Calculator” at Jimmy Beans Wool. I like Jimmy Beans Wool for several reasons: A...

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September 16, 2017
Knitting Retreat Details from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Our knitting retreat was very similar to any quilting retreat you’ve been on — we all packed too much stuff, we laughed and talked and laughed and talked and didn’t get nearly as much done as we thought we would. Some of our ladies had been to Camp Allen on quilting retreats before and some...

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How To Knit A Flower from Lizzie Lenard Vintage Sewing


Suddenly my life has been filled with flowers.  Knitted ones.  They are the perfect addition to the twiddle blankets I have been making, and a great way to use up small left over balls of wool.

This flower measures three and three quarter inches across.  Because I wanted a sturdy and firm finish, I used a double strand of double knitting yarn on 4mm needles (no. 8 in the old sizes).  Knit stitch is used throughout.

To give the petals neat edges, I use the cable method of casting on (shown on an excellent video here), and at the beginning ...

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Knitting Report – September 16, 2017 from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Patterns Added: Grey Morlaix – This looks like a very wearable pattern and it’s free! Sweet Georgia Mystery Shawl KAL – Did I just say I wasn’t doing mystery knit alongs again? Yarn Added: Another week that no yarn arrived. Vince called and told me yarn had been delivered but it wasn’t yarn — it...

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Home! from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

It was a fun week!  Our knitting retreat was held at Camp Allen in Navasota, Texas. It’s a gorgeous place. I highly recommend Camp Allen to anyone looking for a retreat location. It’s hotel type accommodations and the best part . . all meals are included in the price and the meals are quite good....

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September 15, 2017
Knitting Report from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Maybe I should call this the Knitting Non-Report!  Can I please do my knitting report tomorrow? I’m off at my knitting retreat and yes . . I have a whole lot to show but it will be so much easier for me if I can do this from home tomorrow. Thank you for understanding. Hopefully...

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top part sewn........... from Exuberant Color

I have knitted 3 more dishcloths and have a 4th one started.
I decided not to web all 19 rows together on this baby quilt.  This is the top 10 rows sewn together.  Now I need to sew the other 9 rows and then sew the 2 sections together.  I need to cut 6 more little tumblers too to finish it.

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September 14, 2017
Great Lakes Socks from Michelle's Romantic Tangle


At least I think they're Great Lakes. I still stink at hanging onto the label until the project is done. Whichever recently discontinued color it is, the yarn is Knitpicks Stroll.

Nothing exciting here, just pretty yarn that kept my fingers moving while I hid from the  pair of socks that I should be working on right now.


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Second Attempt at Bobble Cowl from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

For a more solid color for my Bobble Cowl, I grabbed one of the yarns I had originally planned to use for the Brioche fade project. I think the design will show up much better in a more solid color. It’s such a fun, quick and easy pattern. The yarn is Madelinetosh Twist Light and...

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Longline Cardi from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

I’ve started another of Joji Locatelli’s patterns – Longline Cardi. I’m doing this as another project for her Fall Knit Along. I’m using Malabrigo Mechita in Azul Profundo. This photo was taken in the evening with my horrible inside lighting. I need to get a picture in the daylight because this color is just gorgeous....

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September 13, 2017
Bobble Cowl from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Another Joji Locatelli pattern — Bobble Cowl. It’s also another project for Joji’s 2017 Fall Knit Along. The yarn I’m using  is Madelinetosh Twist Light and the color is Augustus Gloop. It’s one of Eat, Sleep, Knit’s monthly colorways, and this year’s theme is Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory. I have no idea who...

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