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have you any yarn?

The bowl I knit from Cat Bordhi’s pattern from “A Second Treasury of Magical Knitting” is complete! It measures 9″ across the opening, and is 6″ deep. The buffalo wool locks did cooperate with lots of careful attention, and an acorn embellishment of a clear crystal bead with a silver tone cap finishes it off beautifully. Now it […]

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moebius kitty bowl

It is gratifying when knitted gifts are appreciated as much as this Moebius kitty bowl. We have two feline companions who take turns nestling into its warm embrace. Juniper, the smaller of the two (above) fits perfectly, while Frodo (below) fills it to overflowing. Perhaps it is time to knit a second bowl (in a larger […]

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the art of fulling

Fulling hand knit pieces in the washing machine is a very hands-on process. Items go through a slow metamorphous, first slumping into loose, stretchy blobs in the hot water, then slowly firming up, while still lacking defined shape. Pieces are regularly pulled out of the water, squeezed, checked for progress, and returned for more agitation […]

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moebius bowl

As a big fan of Cat Bordhi’s moebius patterns I was keen to make another fringed bowl from her book “A Second Treasure of Magical Knitting.” I used Alafos Lopi for the bulk of the bowl, switching to another wool from my stash when the Lopi ran out. Still needing fringe material, Buffalo Wool (also from […]

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