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I found a paper piecing template for this heart online weeks ago…I think it was back in February when everything with a heart in it was trending on pinterest….and I couldn’t get the idea of attempting paper piecing out of my mind. Then I found a ¼ inch piecing foot... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at SnapShots & WhatNots
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These past few weeks have been exhaustingly busy. Getting back in the swing of things with work after my trip home took even longer than expected – then couple that with the fact that our lab moved to a new location meaning we had to back up everything, move and... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at SnapShots & WhatNots
Thanks for all the lovely comments you guys - I'm so flattered! :)
They sound great Kathy :)
Nope it wasn't the german short rows (I think they're a great method too) it was a method whereby you use a piece of waste yarn to trap the bridge between two stitches and then on the next row you pull up that bridge to knit it.....terrible explanation but brilliant method!
Wow that's a lovely compliment thank you!
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I’m back in that wonderful phase of knitting where I’m bursting with so many ideas or what I want to make that I can’t actually concentration on what I have on the needles. Perfect time to cast on a second blanket project right? I love knitting blankets. I love watching... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2015 at SnapShots & WhatNots
Don't think I've even tried lace weight yet - but I'm already guessing it'll be even slower than an fingering weight one....but hey it's nice to have a longer term project on the needles too right :)
Bah ha ha all my wooden needles have little tooth marks in them too! Now I have metal ones....less tasty it seems....the cables on the other hand.....
Toggle Commented Mar 11, 2015 on outside...inside... at woolythyme
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Old Town was on the needles for what seemed like a really long time to me. It was also knit in 3 different states and two different countries…which might have contributed to that feeling. I started it in the car on the way to Florida for the half-marathon back in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2015 at SnapShots & WhatNots
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That's a fab idea :) I'm adding to to favourites now :)
You're basically going to have the new sweater eat the old one :) They are some beautiful cables - well worth bragging over!
Toggle Commented Mar 4, 2015 on Take two.... at woolythyme
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I calling these little beauties my Irish socks since I purchased the yarn in a lovely little yarn shop in Dublin called This Is Knit – which for anyone who happens to visit Ireland, is located in the Powerscourt Shopping Centre. I knew exactly what I wanted going into the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2015 at SnapShots & WhatNots
That's how I live on the edge too - crazy daredevils :)
Toggle Commented Mar 2, 2015 on wheaten needed a friend... at woolythyme
Yea I think just going with the flow and not overthinking it will help :)
Toggle Commented Mar 2, 2015 on Losing my running mojo at SnapShots & WhatNots
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I’ve been struggling with getting back into a proper running routine after the holidays. To be honest I’ve been struggling to get back into any sort of a routine but hopefully that will just sort itself out. I had the absolute best of intentions to get in every single training... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2015 at SnapShots & WhatNots
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Remembering my shopping day in Dublin - hard to believe its already been a whole week since I left....My day began on O' Connell Street with the Spire on a grey overcast day that was slightly chiller and it seemed to be just on the cusp of raining – perfect... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2015 at SnapShots & WhatNots
yes an intentional unique design element - that sounds much better :)
If it turns out nice I'll happily share it with others :)
My "deadlines" are also so stupidly arbitrary too like must finish this sock in 1 week or I need to do this in the next 3 weeks....there's rarely (if ever) an actual deadline just me trying to finish faster to start the next project :)
And this is one of those "could take 4 years" kind of blankets :)
Oh I know what you mean I found it really hard to knit a blanket during the summer it's just too hot to have all that wool on your lap
Wheaten looks fab - cables and lace whats not to love!!
Toggle Commented Feb 25, 2015 on starts and finishes... at woolythyme
I really want to try the toe up two at a time socks I hear people talking about about - but so far I haven't had that second sock syndrome I also hear people taking about either!! It's a little addictive making these small knits isn't it
Oh I knew for sure my first pair would have to be purple - it's my favourite too :)