2014 Projects


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Hats for Neighbours

  • Hats for my wonderful neighbours, Morry and Shirley, as thanks for their watching over my cats whenever I’m away from home, and for the beautiful quilt that Shirley made me as thanks for watching their cats!
  • My project pages on Ravelry for Shirley’s hat and for Morry’s.
  • The Jacques Cousteau hat pattern is available for free in many languages, accessible from the Ravelry library, and I highly recommend it, though I agree with many reviewers that the sizing runs very large. I used Cascade 220, my go-to hat yarn, for these.


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Teri’s Armwarmers

  • Armwarmers for my friend Teri in her signature black and silver, to help her keep warm.
  • The Ravelry project page for the armwarmers, and a blogpost about them with more pictures.
  • The Lacy Fingerless Gloves pattern is available as a free Ravelry download. It was a fun quick project in Kraemer Yarns Sterling Silk & Silver, and I have about half the skein left for something else!


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Fleeps Redux

  • My original pair of Fleeps had gotten very threadbare, so I made another pair in dark green.
  • The Ravelry project page for the new Fleeps, which doesn’t have finished photos either because I’m lazy.
  • I used a combination of the Cigar and Gnomittens patterns along with my notes from last time to create a pair of gloves that fits me perfectly. This time I sewed in magnet-snaps to keep the mitten tops from flopping around. The yarn is Jo Sharp Silk Road DK Tweed, which I think has been discontinued in the US.


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Choppy Seas

  • My third free sock pattern, which I designed for Michael.
  • The Ravelry project page for the socks I knit.
  • I modified a stitch pattern from one of the Barbara Walker dictionaries for this sock. In Patons Kroy FX with contrasting toes/heels/cuffs, it was a pretty quick knit with an interesting texture. You can download the pattern on Ravelry.


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Acres Wild

  • A hat that I designed in a fit of inspiration and commemoration became the first pattern that I listed for sale. All the proceeds for the first five weeks were donated to St. Baldrick’s in memory of Rebecca Meyer. We raised over $200!
  • The Ravelry project page for the hat I knit up.
  • I knit my hat in Dragonfly Fibers Traveller, which I bought at MDSW about five minutes after I’d said “Okay, really, no more yarn this year!” You can buy the patternfor only $1.99 on Ravelry.


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Skiing, Circa 1986

  • I could not resist this yarn when I saw it in the store, and I knit socks with it right away rather than letting it languish in the stash.
  • Here’s the Ravelry project page for the socks.
  • The yarn is Online Supersocke 100, which I don’t usually see in yarn stores around here. I liked knitting with it! The colours are really vibrant. I didn’t use a particular pattern for this, just made a plain ol’ stockinette sock with a flap and gusset heel.


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Kroy Me a Rainbow

  • Michael picked out this rainbow-striped yarn for some more obnoxious socks, and that’s what he’s getting!
  • The Ravelry project page for the socks.
  • I used Patons Kroy again, and a free basic sock pattern with a Dutch heel that I know fits him well.


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Christmas Snowflake

  • A snowflake for Michael’s mom’s Christmas tree :)
  • My Ravelry project page for the flake.
  • I used Aunt Lydia’s Crochet Cotton in size 10, and the free Savannah Snowflake pattern from Snowcatcher.


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