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December 3, 2019
Yarn Arrivals from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Since I’ve told you I’ll share the yarn arrivals that come in, here are the arrivals from the past week or so. I am done with ordering but it will take a while before it all arrives, especially the last of the Madelinetosh orders. Fingering weight; Three Irish Girls Adorn Lux; Color – Bon Om...

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Knitting Summary – 12/2/19 from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

This is a weak knitting summary and basically proves I didn’t accomplish much this past week. There was Thanksgiving with a couple of full days of cooking, maybe a bit of shopping and that’s about all I can think of to explain my lack of accomplishments. Finished Projects: Nothing! Projects Started this Past Week: Nothing!...

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December 2, 2019
Sewing and knitting........... from Exuberant Color

On a relaxing Sunday I made some blocks for 3 of the series of solids with prints.  The crow print is from many years ago.  I have it with a yellow background too.  








I used up the ends of 7 balls of yarn for this dishcloth.  I don't think the lime green matches very well but it was exactly the amount I needed and I used it all.

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November 30, 2019
A Green Sweater from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Earlier in the year when I was trying to decide what to make for my fade project, I thought about making a shawl using Malabrigo Dos Tierras but I just couldn’t get the fade to fade the way I thought it should I had ordered 8 or 10 different colors, single skeins, of Dos Tierras...

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Yarn Buying Frustration from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

This is how I know I’m going to do better in 2020 about not buying yarn. Lately, buying yarn has become frustrating. The fun has kinda dwindled. I want to make a Grey Fox sweater. I knew I wanted to use a dark gray for the main part of the sweater so before buying yarn...

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» Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Probably Monday I started working on a colorwork sweater, Gilda. It’s more colorwork than I’ve ever done in a project and it has the corrugated ribbing so I was having to purl the back side so my purls looked a bit sloppy. I got through several inches of ribbing and started on the colorwork, realized...

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November 29, 2019
Black Friday Online Shopping from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Even though I feel like I’ll be strong with my commitment to not buy yarn in 2020, I feel like I feel before I start a diet – eat everything I can find so I won’t be wanting anything bad once I start the diet! Eat, Sleep, Knit has their mystery discount Black Friday sale...

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November 26, 2019
2019 Holiday Project Planner Journal For Knitters And Crocheters from The Ruthless Crafter

Are you a knitter or crocheter who is feeling the stress of looming gift deadlines? Organize yourself with our free holiday project planner journal.

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November 25, 2019
Knitting Summary – 11/25/19 from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Finished Projects: It’s been a good week! I started and finished Eleri Cowl. I also finished the cowl for Addie’s teacher, Kings and Thieves. Projects Started this Past Week: In additional starting the Eleri Cowl, I started a cardigan, Gilda, which is another project out of The Knitter magazine, Issue #130. Projects in Progress: I...

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Knitting Up Leftovers from Becca's Crazy Projects

I learned about the Helix Hat pattern on Instagram. Someone had made one and I was intrigued. I needed an easy to take along project and hats always fit the bill. I cast on and got stitching. 
I grabbed some of my leftovers and just kept going. This is a very scrappy project. Perfect for using up those worsted weight leftovers. I failed to follow the instructions so my hat is going to be much pointier than the pattern intended, but I'm going to keep going with it. As my son would say "One's head can never be ...

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Teacher’s Cowl Blocked from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

The cowl for Addie’s teacher is blocked and ready to send. I love it. I’m glad I have an extra skein in these two colors. I may make one for myself. The smart thing to do would be to keep the yarn and use it for something for next year’s teacher but I really like...

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Eleri Cowl from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed this pattern. The Pattern: The Eleri Cowl is the first project I’ve made out of the back issues of “The Knitter” magazine. This pattern, along with a matching hat/tam is in issue #143. I started this project on the evening of November 20 and finished it on...

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November 24, 2019
Proximity to a Yarn Shop from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

This morning Vince and I were talking about a knitting designer who lives in an area where there are multiple yarn shops nearby. I told Vince “We’ve never lived near a yarn shop!” He said “Well, that’s something we could strive for with our next location.” I’m thinking he must not be paying attention to...

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November 23, 2019
Canceled Yarn Orders from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

I probably shouldn’t keep going on about it but since finding The Knitter magazine, my thoughts about knitting have changed . . a lot! I mentioned it in the earlier post today but there are so many “new to me” yarns I want to try and so many different patterns I want to make. Hopefully...

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November 22, 2019
Madelinetosh Yarn from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

The good far outweighs the bad but this is the frustrating thing about Madelinetosh yarns. I ordered enough yarn to make a sweater for Vince with Tosh Sport. To be safe, I ordered 12 skeins for his sweater since I didn’t have a clue what I was going to make. The color is Nocturne, which...

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Keeping it Together from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

About 99% of the time, when I start a project, all the yarn, the needles, and some kind of note with the name of the pattern and anything else I might need to know when I get back to that pattern all goes into the project bag. I make a lot of notes on Knit...

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November 21, 2019
Mac & Cheese Yarn from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Everyone knows about the Madelinetosh sale, right? Just in case – Madelinetosh is one of my favorite yarns. Towards the end of September, they announced a “final” 40% off sale but no other explanation. Many of us bought a good bit of yarn because 40% off is amazing. Within a couple of days, that went...

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Knit Companion Help from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Very Pink is the screen name for a knitter whose helpful knitting videos (YouTube) I have loved for quite a while. Today she released her first video on using Knit Companion. She is going to be releasing more videos so you may want to subscribe if you’re interested. I’m going to watch them! She mentions...

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November 20, 2019
Velvet’s Magical Unicorn Headband And Scarf Set from The Ruthless Crafter

Velvet is a shy, self-conscious unicorn. Her story and magical unicorn headband and scarf set come ready to ship or as knit and crochet patterns.

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Teacher Cowl Finished! from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Last night I did finish the knitting on the cowl for Addie’s teacher. Late night bad pictures! I did get the ends sewn together using the kitchener stitch. Today I’ll soak it and block it and maybe by Friday it will be dry and I can share finished pictures. For the next couple of days,...

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