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Back to School U-Neck Vest

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Pattern: Back to School U-Neck Vest by Stefanie Japel (from Fitted Knits
Yarn: Cascade 220 Superwash
Needles: US7 and US5
Notes: Super fun to knit, beautiful FO! I definitely recommend this book.

Hourglass Eyelet Socks

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Pattern: Hourglass Eyelet Socks by Cindy Putnam

Yarn: J. Knits Superwash Me Sock in Florida

Needles: US1

Notes: You might recognize this pattern from the now defunct online knitting magazine Magknits. The pattern's been moved to Ravelry! These were fun to make, short repeat is easy to memorize and breaks up the tedium. These socks are so comfortable to wear. The stitch pattern is very stretchy. And I love this yarn. I chose it specifically to knit in the winter because it's so bright and cheerful, but when I started knitting with it, I couldn't stop thinking about candy corn!

FO Post: Right here!

Celtic Moonrise Mittens

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Pattern: Celtic Moonrise Mittens by Rhiannon Don
Yarn: Cascade 220
Needles: US6
Comments: I made these as a gift and they were very well received! They came together quickly and were fun. I was a little put off by the flap thumb (I prefer a gusset), but these fit really well.
Bog: FO entry here!

Amanda Hat

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Pattern: The Amanda Hat by Gina House

Yarn: Grignasco Cashmere Soft

I messed this up somehow. My stitch pattern looked NOTHING like the pattern. I gave this hat away to someone who really loved it, but I plan to try again!

Saartje's Baby Bootees

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Pattern: Saartje's Bootees (look in the sidebar)
Yarn: Woolen Rabbit sock yarn in Leaf Peeper
Needles: US2
FO Entry: If you're interested....
Quick Notes: These booties were super fast, and they're super cute! Perfect last minute gift. Though be advised, sock yarn and US2 needles make a TINY bootie. I'm pretty sure the baby's only going to wear them once, but at least her parents can admire them!


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Pattern: Cassidy by Bonne Marie Burns for ChicKnits
Yarn: Jo Sharp Silkroad DK Tweed in Treasure
Needles: US7
FO Entry: Right here!
Quick Notes: Unfortunately, I made this sweater a size large on purpose, and then lost some weight, so it doesn't fit at all. It's so gorgeous though, and was so much fun, I'm sure I'll make another!

Peapod Baby Set

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The sweetest little cardi ever.

Pattern: Peapod Baby Set, Kate Gilbert (no longer available)
Yarn: Nashua Creative Focus Cotton DK, color 245
Needles: Oh jeez... I'm not sure. It took me a freaking year to get this done!
FO Entry: Here ya go!

Ribby Pulli


Pattern: Ribby Pulli by Bonne Marie Burns, in the short sleeved hoodie version
Yarn: Lorna's Laces Shepherds Worsted in cedar.
Needles: US6, US5 (As usual, Bonne Marie and I have the exact same gauge! Spooky!)
FO Entry: Right here!



Pattern: Coupling by Deb Barnhill
Yarn: Cascade Yarns Heritage
Needles: US1
FO Entry: Check it out!
Quick Notes: I did my own heel and toes, but I think that was the only modification I made. The stitch pattern was fun, and I love how it looks stretched on my foot. The yarn was a total dream to knit. It's soft and squishy, and also seems like it'll wear really well. Also, and perhaps most importantly, the yarn was completely, absolutely solid! SO hard to find in a decent yarn!

Children's Neck Down Bolero


Pattern: Children's Neck Down Bolero, by Knitting Pure and Simple

Yarn: Dream in Color Classy, in Visual Purple

Needles: US7&8

FO Entry: Right here!

Quick Notes: A nice, straightforward pattern. I was looking for something simple and small, and this definitely fit the bill. I don't have a kid to give it to, but whatever! The yarn is dreamy (I slay myself!), and the yardage is incredible. I hardly used the second skein at all, and I'm plotting whether to do some sort of matching hat thing for the bolero, or some snazzy mittens for myself.

On Ravelry? Check out some more pics/specs here!