Category Archives: Works in Progress

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Crackerjacks and Baseball Stripes

It's my favorite time of the year - the start of baseball season!  It's that magical time when, no matter how badly your team did last year, it's a fresh start for everyone - new faces, new plays, new records to break - and for my fellow baseball knitters, a new Crackerjack to start! Last year I wrote about my Mariners Crackerjack scarf - a very fun pattern that follows a baseball team through the year, adding a different stripe after every game, depending on whether they won or loss.  While the pattern is infinity scarf, I chose to do mine as a regular scarf, since I wear those more.  And I kept with it throughout the ups & downs of the season and finished on the very last day of the regular season (heartbreaking, since the boys were thisclose to making it to the post season).

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Welcome, Worsted!

I'm working on a mutimedia project with Swish yarn in rainbow colors, to be completed in coming weeks. I had a few scraps left, so I thought I'd add a neutral and cast on for a sweater for my daughter.    There was one catch: Swish is worsted weight, and I use fingering weight yarn, almost exclusively.

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Knitting (and crocheting) with Chroma

So have you seen our new Chroma yarn colors? We've had the samples in the office for several months and we've been dying to show them to you! I think these are my favorite batch of colors we've put out - both the neutrals and the super cheery brights.

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Dreamy Spa Cloth

I've been doing a lot of traveling this summer and have been looking forward to times when I can relax for a bit.  So for my newest 52 Weeks of Dishcloth pattern, I decided I wanted to do a spa cloth to use when I have a little time to myself.  So I came up with the Dreamy Spa Cloth.

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Yep, it’s another Billow Blanket

Have I mentioned lately how much I love Billow for blankets of any shape and size? I am officially hooked! This is my second blanket that I've made with this bulky cotton and there are just so many reasons why I will inevitably continue to make more. Aside from Billow's supreme softness, I adore how the slight thick-and-thin nature of Billow translates in crocheted stitches. Plus, it's an excuse to whip out my hefty 6.5mm crochet hook! And that means lots of progress in short amounts of time, which is insanely satisfying when it comes to making blankets.

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New year, new projects

Every year, I cast on for a new project for the new year. This year, I opted for my favorite type of pattern - a plain cardigan with some neat details. So I went with Andi Satterlund's Armande from Knitty. I just love the pockets & collar! I happened to have more than enough Wool of the Andes Superwash (my new favorite yarn) in Garnet Heather and it seemed like a perfect choice. So I dutifully cast on January 1st.

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Northern Dreams Crochet Pullover

I'm about to start on my first serious crochet garment. I stumbled upon the Northern Dreams Pullover during a long Pinterest session trawling for new crochet ideas. In two shakes, I had the Best of Interweave Crochet book on order from our warehouse to replace our missing office copy and I headed straight for the Wool of the Andes Sport yarn bins. I had a few color palettes in mind that I wanted to see in person before I settled on one.

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