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September 21, 2018
Magnolia Socks from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

The Magnolia Socks were part of Curious Handmade’s Sock Society package. I started these on April 6, got as far as time to work on the heel and stopped. According to the blog, on April 7, this is what I wrote:  My goal was to get to the heel on my Magnolia Socks and then I would put...

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September 20, 2018
Knitting Suzanne – Swatching from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

To my non-knitting readers, I apologize. You know how excited I get with new things and interesting. I’m trying to be sure to put the appropriate title so you know right of the bat that it’s a knitting topic and you can just mosey on by without wasting your time. Also, I’m going to put...

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Completing Knitting Projects from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

There are many, many projects left to finish but in the past month, I’ve finished a new project (the yellow and blue shawl) and I’ve finished three fairly old ufo’s. The new project was a test knit shawl. The socks I finished last night were started in April. These socks were started October 9, 2016...

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Another Knitting Experience from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

This was something I had never seen on Ravelry and I don’t even know if it’s a pattern, a tutorial, a class but I’m calling it “a knitting experience”. This morning while trying to decide if I was going to get up (at 5 a.m.) or keep sleeping, I  started reading the iPad. As usual,...

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Jaycee Cardigan from Random Thoughts... do or "di"


I finished this Jaycee Cardigan in July but I am just now getting around to writing a blog post about it. This last weekend we were away to our favorite Cayucos Beach rental cottage which allowed me to play fashion model on location.



This sweater, called Jaycee,  is a pattern by Isabell Kraemer and can be found on Ravelry.  I wanted a light weight summer cardigan for cool evenings and the early part of fall when the days are still hot but the nights can be cool.


I used Cotton Pure yarn from Purl Soho. The sweater is knit top ...

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September 19, 2018
Green Beads Arrived from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Today was a great mail day. Two packages of yarn and a package of green beads arrived. Because it’s so hard to judge colors online, I ordered four different green beads. The photo was taken outside and the colors, especially the yarn, aren’t real true. How are we supposed to pick green bead if the...

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September 18, 2018
Rime Sweater Yarn from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Yarn to be used for my Rime  sweater arrived today. Here’s the pattern link on Ravelry. Yarn from Denmark can get delivered to my house in 7 days. That’s amazing. The yarn is a light fingering weight and I got enough to make a sweater for barely over $30. That price includes shipping to the...

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He Wants Me To Purchase Yarn from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Remember the other day when I wanted to make the Elton Cardigan? I found some of the  yarn I needed in the stash but I had to purchase a bit more yarn to make it work. I ended up having to order a few skeins from the UK to try to keep from ordering a...

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A Stash Diving Expedition from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

The search for yarn possibilities for the Ausable cardi produced at least two yarns that may work. This sweater will be a big project but I’m so ready to get started knitting on it. The recommended yarn is Berroco Catena, which has 120 yards/50 g. skein. The gauge needs to be 15 stitches/4″ with size...

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September 17, 2018
Free Cardigan Pattern from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Free Knitting Pattern Alert: Ausable is a gorgeous cardigan. Lots of detail but it’s bulky weight yarn so it would be way faster than knitting a cardigan using fingering weight yarn. I love everything about the way this cardigan looks. This project takes about 1,500 yards of yarn and bulky yarn isn’t inexpensive. I immediately...

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Made it to the Pink from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

My plan was to knit til I got to the pink colored yarn on Saturday night but there was way more of the greenish white than I thought. Last night I got to the pink and just now finished Chart 4. Charts 5 and 6 look pretty easy . . though not quick because of...

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Purple Socks and Green Socks from Michelle's Romantic Tangle

I've got two pairs of socks in progress, a pair that I have to focus on and a pair I can knit with my eyes closed.


The green is kind of ugly, but well suited for Wizard of Oz inspired socks. And the purple is so pretty I'm afraid that I'm going to regret not using it for something lacey or cabled or otherwise fancy.

There will always be more gorgeous sock yarn to play with, even if I somehow manage to knit up all that I already have. Please remind me of that.

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Within Five Minutes from Quilts....etc.

of entering Yellowstone we had seen about 4 buffalo and a small herd of Elk numbering about 6.  Later we saw about 8 more buffalo.  We are now in Montana near Yellowstone and will be here for a couple.  We are not at a rustic campground this time although we had wanted one, but it […]

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September 16, 2018
A Cardigan Pattern and Yarn from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Yesterday I saw Joji Locatelli’s new pattern, Elton, and loved it. I love most all her patterns. It’s an oversized, loose fitting, lightweight cardigan. The pattern has 3/4 length sleeves, which I love but sleeve length is very adjustable. The pattern calls for a fingering weight and a mohair/silk yarn. I went stash diving. According...

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Yarn Arrival from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Yarn doesn’t come in as much as it used to. I somewhat remember the budget! So, when it does come in, it’s a happy day for me. Both of these are from Wendy’s Wonders. Wendy is taking a short break now but she’ll be back soon. There are 600 yards of Keeping the Wolves Away....

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September 14, 2018
The Beaders from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

I’m so hoping my Fleegle Beaders arrive today. But, if not . . maybe they’ll arrive tomorrow. I feel so in charge of my life because I know that today is Friday, even though all day yesterday, I thought it was Saturday. Vince’s retirement has so screwed up my ability to keep track of what...

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Yarn for Soli deo Gloria from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

My yarn has been chosen for the Soli dea Gloria shawl. The pattern calls for light fingering weight (the yarn they recommend 776 yards = 150 grams). I’m going to use Handmaiden’s Casbah yarn. To me, it seems light for fingering weight but 710 yards is 226 grams so it’s quite a bit heavier than...

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Knitted Selvages Rug - A Finish! from MMM Quilts

Yay for another item to cross off my Q3FAL List which is here. I started this exactly a year ago (knitters extraordinaire like Helen in Ireland and Sue in England may roll their eyes at my tortoise pace) and I've just picked away at it here and there, as my selvages stock grew, (that was my first excuse) and then as I accumulated lots and lots of them, my excuse was, well, nothing.



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Knitted Selvages Rug - A Finish! from MMM Quilts

Yay for another item to cross off my Q3FAL List which is here. I started this exactly a year ago (knitters extraordinaire like Helen in Ireland and Sue in England may roll their eyes at my tortoise pace) and I've just picked away at it here and there, as my selvages stock grew, (that was my first excuse) and then as I accumulated lots and lots of them, my excuse was, well, nothing.



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Another Autumn Cardigan from Lizzie Lenard Vintage Sewing


Every time it is quicker and easier... this is the third cardigan I have made for myself using the same basic shape - first the fluffy winter cardy, next the autumn cardy, and now another autumn number.   

I thought that because the main yarn is a wool cotton mix that the finished feel would be cooler than the last one, especially as I have used a stitch that incorporates a band of lacy holes every few inches.  How wrong I was!  It is wonderfully snug, no doubt because the main stitch is essentially a spaced rib.  




I am extremely grateful to ...

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