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If we got together to knit...

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while you were here...we'd watch this...and maybe some vintage Clint Eastwood after!



Until next time, 

Happy Knitting

Anne x


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Another KAL?

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Ha ha ha, yes, ANOTHER KAL!
I had heard about Ysolda Teague's "Follow the Arrow" mystery knit along, but didn't participate. The gallery of finished shawls is impressive!
The Follow the Arrow mystery is unique. Each weekly clue gives two options...you choose! You get to make a choice every week! Let's see, with 6 weekly clues and two options...there is the potential for ....gosh, LOTS of different shawls ha ha ha!
When the Follow the Arrow 2 mystery KAL started popping up in my Ravelry feed....I decided that I had to join!
A few of the members in my new knitting group, the Silvercreek Knit 'n Sip knitters, are doing the KAL too! What a great way to get to know people when joining a new group! There is nothing like figuring out the clues together! 
My first choice was clue 1a. 


It looks good in the Rowan Fine Art yarn that I chose. This fingering weight yarn is hand dyed in South Africa, and is a spectacular combination of merino wool, kid mohair, mulberry si…

Kaffe Klatch Update

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Well, it seems that most of the Kaffe Klatch got caught up in Merriment during the holidays.  

Tsk tsk I say :)

One of us was very busy....and it wasn't me!




Now I have to also explain that while all this afghan knitting was going on...



Yes, Ros actually finished this beauty!  Another huge amount of stranded knitting!  (She graciously allowed me to share this photo.....as long as I removed her head :) )
I MUST find out what Darlene and Ann (the other Kaffe Klatch members) have been up to.
Me? You want to know what I have been doing?

Now, in my defence, I did knit and completely finish, my Nordic Tree Garland! I have been living in reno land too - hopefully to be totally, finally, finished! next week! I knit and completely finished my Muddy scarf.... I couldn't resist trying out Sarah Hatton's newest idea - one design, three options...so I swatched! I spent a day in the big city of Toronto at the Creative Festival!
ALL while the Kaffe Afghan KAL was going on, and during the Holidays!  S…

3 New Rowan Yarns for Spring/Summer 2015!

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Summerlite 4ply




Cotton Lustre




Tetra Cotton

Rowan Brushed Fleece!

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Rowan Brushed Fleece is like no other yarn I have ever knit with!  It is so soft, knits to a chunky weight, it has loft and is a dream to knit! When knit up, it is so light!


But I have to admit, I didn't even swatch for this scarf!  No I didn't!  Ha ha ha! Me, the one who is always saying to my knit friends....did you swatch? 
After all, this was a scarf!  Heavens, if you can't just cast on a scarf!!!

But, before I start a major project with a yarn, I do like to see how it going knit up, how it is going to wash and wear...

The gauge called for was 13 stitches and 19 rows to 10cm/4inches....so I cast on 18 stitches and knit a stocking stitch square.  With just a bit of gentle hand manipulation, I was spot on 19 rows, but was measuring 14 stitches in a 10cm/4in - this was with me pinning the square out to 6".
One stitch might not seem like a lot.....but say your sweater piece, the back, is supposed to be 24" across.  The pattern would call for 78 stitches which wou…

Just a hint...

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Rowan is introducing three new yarns for the season...




and continuing the "Simple Shapes" series of designs...




More about these new yarn collections  and the Simple Shapes designs in future posts!
I know, I am such a tease :)


Now if this isn't inspiration to finish your winter knitting, I don't know what is!
Until next time, Happy Knitting!
Anne :)
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