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September 5, 2019
I Came, I Taught, I Had So Much Fun! from Eric the Quilter

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I had so much fun teaching at The Weavers Guild of Minnesota! In fact, this picture is from one of the students in the class. She took the scrap yarn I had from work and turned it into this beautiful yarn! This was from a student named Angela, and she really ran with the idea of working with the scraps to make some gorgeous new yarn! Reclaiming factory waste wasn’t the only class I taught! There was making a scarf from scrap fabric as well! I had so much fun; I can’t wait to come back next year ...

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January 11, 2019
A scarf for me from Granny Maud's Girl

After knitting myself a beanie, I decided that I needed a coordinating scarf; however, I could not decide between the ‘Pavement’ scarf, designed by Jared Flood, or the ‘Hawthorne’ shawl, designed by Susanna.

I bought the ‘Pavement’ pattern and knitted a few inches, only to realise that it was not quite what I was looking for. Instead, I tried the scarf version of a pattern I have used twice: the Mason’s hat by Carol Feller. Perfect!

The scarf’s simple cable design is much less complicated than the bobbles and cables of the coordinating beanie, but the ribbing is ...

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September 3, 2018
Eric The Knitter??? from Eric the Quilter

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I guess you could say I’ve been busy… recently I started working on a new set of scarves for this fall! I made a couple, and threw some pictures out on the internet and sent a few to people I knew, and someone bit! That’s right, my scarves are now going to be made available at The Annex in Highland, In. It’s a super chic boutique on 4th Ave, right off of Highway Ave in the downtown area.

Check out more of the amazing scarves I made after the jump!

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August 22, 2018
Looming Up A Storm from Eric the Quilter

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I loomed a lovely scarf with fabric strips for both the warp and the weft. I know… I’m a rebel!

The warp was some left over quilt backing, and the warp was strips of batik fabric I had chilling in a bag waiting to be used… Well, I found a project for them!

I’ll post pictures of the finished scarf later this week! I just have to unpack it!!!

Follow the jump for more pictures! 

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August 21, 2018
Another Scarf Woven from Eric the Quilter

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I’ve been a busy fellow the past week and a half. I was in Minnesota last week, and I finally finished this scarf I stared months ago. (Yes, I brought my loom on vacation.) I also wove another scarf, and I’ll take pictures of that later this week when I get around to unpacking it. This is one of the scarves I brought with me to the Textile center in Minneapolis, and maybe, just maybe, I’ll be teaching a class on it next year… We’ll see!

Wish me luck!

More pictures after the jump…

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February 17, 2018
Scrollwork from Granny Maud's Girl

Working at Calico & Ivy last year, I heard customers and staff raving about the Brooklyn Tweed range of yarns. I thought I would give the brand a go, so I found a pattern and colour I liked and started this hat and cowl set using Shelter 10 ply in the colour they call ‘flannel’ and I call denim blue.

Casting on in the round

I bought the yarn because I wanted to try Brooklyn Tweed, which has so many fans.

Honestly, I do not think I will use this yarn again. To me, it felt stiff and scratchy (even after soaking in softening wool wash ...

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January 16, 2018
More Scarves From More Scraps from Eric the Quilter

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I’ve been a busy little sewer! Well, at least I’m trying to be. When I started making these scarves out of my scraps I had no idea how much fun they would be! I have a green one currently in the works, as well as a pink one, but they still need to have the topper put on, and sewn more. The only trick is, you have to stitch enough to secure everything in place, but not too much to make it too stiff. It’s a little tricky finding the right amount, but once you get the ...

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June 26, 2016
Baby It's Cold Outside! from Alsha's Space

Just dropping by to let you know that we shall now have until next Sunday, and then we will be back to normal and the word photo will be "black".
Of course I will post another "black" also!

Last night it was around 6 degrees Celsius here - the coldest temperaw ture for June since I don't know when. Tonight is shaping up to be just as cold, so we have the aircon on to try and keep us warm.  I hear that it has been below freezing elsewhere, so wer are pretty lucky I guess!

I have been very ...

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