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It sounds way more complicated than it is but basically you knit one, then slip a stitch purl wise, knit 1 then pass the slipped stitch over the knitted stitch as if to bind off but instead of dropping it off the needle you knit it. Then repeat the slip 1 knit 1 pass over stitch until one stitch is left and then knit 1. On the wrong side you purl two together but before you drop off the stitches you purl into the first stitch a second time. Sounds horrible but it's really easy I swear!
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I have actually started to make some progress on the hand-quilting for the rainbow quilt but right now I’m in a bit of a love/hate relationship with it. I don’t mind doing the quilting but honestly it’s kind of boring which makes motivating myself to do it hard. There have... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at SnapShots & WhatNots
Mine too!!! It's the only reason I have to buy nice clothes - lab coats have ruined by fashion sense! I just need to convince Kathy that thrifting a cheap as chips dresser is something I need!
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[Running shoes: Brooks, Dress: Anthropologie, Scarf: Loft, Fabric: Fabricworm, StitchMarkers: Etsy, Dresser: World Market] My September window shopping was a little hit or miss. I didn’t find a great pair of boots (yet), I bought the yarn but returned it because it looked very different in person but I did... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at SnapShots & WhatNots
It's ice-cream that's made with ingredients that shouldn't upset the dog's stomach - like peanut butter and veggies etc - rather than giving them people ice-cream that would have a lot more dairy and sugar in it.
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on Howl'oween dog party at SnapShots & WhatNots
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My friend and I brought our dogs to a Howlowe’en dog party which was organized by a local dog park. It sounded cheesy and fun so we decided to go along. It was crazy! They were holding a pet costume contest which was hilarious and cute to watch. I loved... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at SnapShots & WhatNots
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How many times have I written the phrase “the last few weeks have flown by” or “life is super busy right now”? It seems like that is always true, I’m not complaining about being busy because life has been anything but boring lately but when I get stressed out by... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at SnapShots & WhatNots
28lbs is fantastic well done!! - just keep at it, slow and steady is the best way to help keep it off :) Martina
I know I normally never do it but I don't have a local yarn shop so whenever I roadtrip (this one is 2 and half hours away) I always plan to stop off at a yarn shop if I can - but this time I have too many projects planned already but I know I won't get close to a yarn shop until the new year......at least that's what I told myself in the shop :)
Toggle Commented Oct 22, 2014 on Chevron baby blanket at SnapShots & WhatNots
See this is what happens from reading other peoples blogs...I get the urge to make everything and then have to speed up the knitting because there is never enough time to make all the things....so yes you are definitely rubbing off on me!!
Toggle Commented Oct 22, 2014 on Chevron baby blanket at SnapShots & WhatNots
Cables are nowhere near as scary or complicated as I first thought they would be. I feel like the more techniques I try the more I'm encouraged to try more complicated things - for instance the idea of making socks seems fiddley and complicated to me but I'm determined to try soon :)
Toggle Commented Oct 22, 2014 on Chevron baby blanket at SnapShots & WhatNots
I love Freddy's curls! He's fluffier than Boomer is right now but I'm doing my best to stop Kathy from cutting Boomer's hair again so it will grow out all silky and cuddly for winter. I also have a shocking number on projects on the go - at least a shocking number for me.....I used to be so monogamous with my knitting and sewing and now I have so many new and planned projects that sometimes I can't even decided what to work on! Fun problem to have though :)
Toggle Commented Oct 22, 2014 on yarnalong... at woolythyme
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I’ve been happily knitting away in the evenings for the past few weeks and managed to make some fairly good progress on several projects, including finishing the chevron baby blanket. I wasn’t entirely sure of the colours at first (especially that bright yellow as I normally prefer more muted tones)... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2014 at SnapShots & WhatNots
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Oh thanks Brandy - I just wrote back to your email. Looking forward to taking part :)
Toggle Commented Oct 22, 2014 on Let the training begin! at SnapShots & WhatNots
I think I'd have to call myself a reluctant runner at heart - love the idea of being runner it's just all that pesky training that's tricky!!
Toggle Commented Oct 22, 2014 on Let the training begin! at SnapShots & WhatNots
Forgetting the tent, really! Ok now I feel better :)
Toggle Commented Oct 21, 2014 on Cherokee NC at SnapShots & WhatNots
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A ridiculously long time ago (May to be exact) I signed up to run a second half-marathon. I’d run my first one about 2 months before and it had gone better than I’d hoped, I was enjoying the “break” from running but thought that it would be a good idea... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2014 at SnapShots & WhatNots
you and me both - I would happily move it Asheville tomorrow if the opportunity popped up - it's such a fun town :)
Toggle Commented Oct 20, 2014 on Cherokee NC at SnapShots & WhatNots
I shared a sneaky peak on IG but I'll share each one once I've decided what exactly I'm going to make with it!!! There's some lovely super chunky wool for a cowl and then some cotton and bamboo to play with :)
Toggle Commented Oct 20, 2014 on Cherokee NC at SnapShots & WhatNots
Let's just say that puppy is teaching me to be a better knitter in that I'm getting all sorts of practice rescuing projects and fixing holes in things! Little fecker! So I guess I shouldn't trade him in for a cat then if I want to protect my needles!!!
Toggle Commented Oct 20, 2014 on The dog ate my knitting! at SnapShots & WhatNots
I'd call that a slouchy hat for sure! I'll bet she'll love it!
Toggle Commented Oct 20, 2014 on Beret... at woolythyme
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On Friday evening after work we packed up the car with our camping gear and drove 3 and half hours north to Cherokee NC for an impromptu camping trip – I say impromptu because Kathy was running a race on the Saturday morning and I of course had forgotten about... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2014 at SnapShots & WhatNots
Yay for purple! I'm a sucker for anything knit in purple yarn. Isn't it great that you're bursting with ideas for projects (not to mention casting on!)
Toggle Commented Oct 16, 2014 on yarnalong... at woolythyme
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Potato and leek soup is one a soup that I love to eat but rarely make. When I think about making soup I always default to my usual Butternut Squash and Roasted Red Pepper recipe but I think I’ve actually eaten it so many times recently that I’ve been in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2014 at SnapShots & WhatNots
I would have liked this post more if it had side by side then and now images of the projects but it's great to see updates like this all the same :)