Crafting · Finished Object · Knitting · Pattern

Blocking – Before and After

I have a confession to make:  I don’t like blocking projects. It’s not always required, but it is almost always helpful and makes the project look better and finish it properly.  I like the look of projects when they are blocked and fully believe that they are better off for it.  I just don’t like… Continue reading Blocking – Before and After

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Finished Object Friday – Carson Throw

This post has been 8 months in the making and I am so happy to be able to show off the final results (photo heavy post warning!).  I started knitting this throw as part of a knitalong (KAL) hosted by Eat.Sleep.Knit. (ESK) who put together some lovely colour co-ordinated kits.  I have been knitting this… Continue reading Finished Object Friday – Carson Throw

Crafting · Finished Object · Knitting · Project Planning

Happy Birthday Mom! (FO Pics)

Happy Birthday to You! So, as many of my readers know, I do craft for family members for Birthdays, Christmas and just because I feel like it sometimes.  I do try to rotate around who gets knit items as I can’t do them for everyone for every year!  My Mom and Husband both tend to… Continue reading Happy Birthday Mom! (FO Pics)

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Crochet to the Rescue! (Free Bookmark Pattern)

Last week we arrived at the boat for our vacation and the first morning my husband pulls out his book and looked a little distressed.  Turns out that he forgot to bring a bookmark. Yarny wife to the rescue!  I pull out my hook roll that I packed (with only a few select tools as… Continue reading Crochet to the Rescue! (Free Bookmark Pattern)

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Blocking – Before and After

The magic of blocking is amazing!  As much as I hate taking the time to block after finishing a project, it is well worth the effort to do so.  Especially with any lace work! The following finished object was adopted by my Nannie (grandmother) right off of the needles.  I don’t knit many projects without… Continue reading Blocking – Before and After