“How’s that knitting challenge going?” a coworker asked yesterday. “Still knitting faster?” She wanted to know if I’d made progress on my crazy personal knitting goal for 2017: starting and completing 17 garments before year’s end. When I last blogged about this challenge at the beginning of June, I’d finished 7 projects—2 of them from […]

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WIP: Fun Times with My First Knitted Project

Venturing into the wonderful world of knitting as a crocheter is exciting. Stitches function so differently in the two yarn crafts that the exploration process is a delight. To me that process means a lot of hands-on practice so that I can get the most out of each stitch. The seasoned musician in me urges […]

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WIP Wednesday: Sara’s Clematis Shawl

Lately I’ve been crocheting Dora Ohrenstein’s Clematis Shawl. It comes from the River of Stitches Cable story in Interweave Crochet Fall 2016. What a wonderful WIP! I love crochet cables, and I can’t stop making projects from this magazine. You may remember I started the Temescal Cardigan a while back. It is still a work […]

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WIP Wednesday: Mason’s Hat

When you agree to make your boyfriend a knitted hat for his birthday after his birthday has already passed, you want something speedy, but still impressive. For me, that means a hat knitting pattern that uses Aran weight yarn or bulkier and a stitch pattern that looks impressive, but which I can memorize after just […]

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Meet Jack Tiberius Rusty Russell Sprouts Bogert, though we call him Silly Old Moose Cat, or just Moose, for short. His name should help you guess the ages of my children when he joined our family. Everyone insisted their choices were the best, so we kept them all. You can bet if I’m sitting and […]

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Our editorial staff is rolling back from the holiday break with plans to start projects, and finish them. We will be sharing this with you through our Wednesday Works In Progress – WIP – and hope that you will share along with us. Before we kick this off, we wanted to be sure and remind […]

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