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Knitting WIPs and FOs

This looks a bit anticlimactic, doesn't it? I promise, it'll get more interesting. Eventually this is going to turn into a sock. I swear.Specifically, it's going to become the mate to the sock below that I made a couple of months ago, then walked away from so I could finish other stuff that needed to… Continue reading Knitting WIPs and FOs

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Stash Acquisitions

We all need something to do while stuck at home, right? Prior to the cat fiasco, I had some unexpected money come my way. I ordered some yarn (gasp! Shock!). Some of it I got just because it was pretty, some of it I got because I have personal projects planned for it, and others… Continue reading Stash Acquisitions

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Pattern Diving: Dru Faust

One of my favorite things to do is figure out what my characters would wear. Even better when I can dig through the pattern library on Ravelry for historically inspired knits. All links lead back to Ravelry. All images come from their respective pattern pages and are property of the original owners. Dru 1920s Cloche… Continue reading Pattern Diving: Dru Faust

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Non-Wool Yarn Recommendations, Part II

Last week we looked at some of the different fibers available to people like myself and Ash who can't swathe ourselves in wool. This week, I'll be looking at some of the specific non-wool yarns I've used in the past for various projects, and letting you know how they worked out. Knitpicks Comfy: This is… Continue reading Non-Wool Yarn Recommendations, Part II

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Non-Wool Yarn Recommendations, Part I

As many of you know, we have a lot of allergies here at Chez KnotMagick. Two in particular can make it quite hard for me to find knitting yarn: Wool and lanolin. I don't want to go into a lot of detail on it, but suffice to say it cuts a lot of commercial yarns… Continue reading Non-Wool Yarn Recommendations, Part I

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Current Projects

If you guessed I was doing a lot of knitting in quarantine, then you would be 100% correct. Unfortunately, none of my projects are what I would consider "instant gratification", so I have very little to show for it. These rainbow socks are part of a swap I'm working on with a Ravelry friend. I'm… Continue reading Current Projects

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Current Projects and a Finished Object

I would like to say that I missed Friday's blog post because I was busy doing exciting things, but the truth is, I was catching up on sleep. Bast has spent every waking moment trying to get out either the front or back door, convinced he can find his sister. As they are a bonded… Continue reading Current Projects and a Finished Object

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Giftmas Knitting II

Better late than never, right? I think it goes without saying that the past few months went just slightly sideways. It's partially my own fault. I didn't give myself enough time, but after finishing the first Giftmas sweater in record time, I was feeling overly confident. Sure, I can knit a men's XL sweater in… Continue reading Giftmas Knitting II

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Largess for the Baron & Baroness

On the list of things that should have been done by the end of 2019, these socks are numbers two and three on the list. (Where is number one, you ask? Um...Check back next week.) When we moved to Seattle, we didn't know anyone, except a handful of online friends. We got lucky, though, in… Continue reading Largess for the Baron & Baroness

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A little experiment

You know that feeling when there's something you've had your eye on for a while, but haven't purchased it yet? And then finally, you get your hands on it, and it's not what you were hoping for? That's the story of this yarn. Knitpicks Chroma laceweight, in Sandpiper. I'd been eyeing it online for over… Continue reading A little experiment