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logan’s slippers

Having outgrown his slippers my son begged me to make him another pair for Christmas. I knit a basic sock in his favourite green Paton’s Classic Wool with Storm in the Attic’s clever elf toe construction. The cuff design is by Pamela Wynne […]

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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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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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easter goodies

Knitted eggs last so much longer than chocolate ones! Some of these are destined for our local Highlands Easter Egg Hunt, and some for consignment (along with the baskets) at Knotty by Nature in Fairfield.

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woodland slippers

With elven like magic the loosely knit slippers have shape-shifted into their destined form. What feet will find their sole-mates therein?Inspired by the pattern Elf Shoes by Pamela Wynne on Ravelry, I used her cuff and toe, but knit the foot as for a regular sock. The addition of an extra layer knit and attached to the bottom resulted in a […]

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