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Works in Progress

As we move into cooler weather, it is 100% crafting season. I always want to break out the knitting and the sewing machine when the seasons change. My biggest project at the moment is what I'm calling the Clawsome Sweater, or my Ravenclaw* Quidditch Sweater. I'm using one of Yarnia's customer blends, combined with some… Continue reading Works in Progress

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Things Made on Break

As you might expect, I did a lot of crafting while I wasn't blogging, though as always it wasn't as much as I wanted to get done. Bast Bed What does one do with two skeins of yarn one can't actually wear? Make a cat bed, obviously. This was a very off-the-cuff crochet project, just… Continue reading Things Made on Break

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An Open Letter to Ravelry

For those unaware, in June the yarncraft website Ravelry.com suddenly and without warning rolled out a full site redesign and rebrand. Immediately reports of migraines, dizziness, and nausea appeared, as well as reports of seizures. While I won't go into detail here, the following is a copy of an email I sent to the Ravelry… Continue reading An Open Letter to Ravelry

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Works in Progress

This week has been busy, which means I'm procraftinating more than previously. Poor Decisions After Midnight My fireworks socks got put on the backburner briefly, but I'm back to working on them again. I'm hoping to finish the foot this week. Lace Yardage The lace for my Victorian underwear got off to a rough start.… Continue reading Works in Progress

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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