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Abby
Durham, NC
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1/2/3 To be fair, it was recently Christmas in July. And while I agree that Christmastime deserves recognition during more than one month of the year, something about it being 87 degrees at night just doesn't get me in as festive of a mood. :) Anyways - as we inch... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2015 at goodstitch
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Top Left/Top Right/Bottom Left/Bottom Right I'm spinning my life away these days. The past two weekends we have been laying low, staying out of the heat, spinning, reading about spinning, and dreaming about it. There are so many beautiful places to buy fiber in the U.S., and these are some... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2015 at goodstitch
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Continuing in my recent trend of working with LOTS of color this summer, I worked on a couple of spinning projects this past week that were filled with bright color changes, soft fiber, and all around just a great time. I first found Melissa of Hey Lady Hey months ago... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2015 at goodstitch
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"Dotted Rays" by Stephen West Started: June 28, 2015 Finished: July 11, 2015 Fiber: Madelinetosh Pashmina DK in "Holi" - 2 skeins Notes: 2 countries, 2 weeks, one shawl. My sweet friend Virginia gifted me this beautiful yarn back in March and when I decided to go with my O-Wool... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2015 at goodstitch
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Pure|Worsted by cabinfour Started: May 30, 2015 Finished: June 16, 2015 Fiber: O-Wool Local, one skein each of Gingko Nut and Steelhead Notes: After much debating I decided to go with a yarn I knew I would love for a pattern I had a feeling I would love. Now that... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2015 at goodstitch
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It's done! It's done! It's done! Gable by Hannah Fettig Started: March 18, 2015 Finished: May 28, 2015 Fiber: O-Wash Fingering in color "Barn Owl", 3.5 skeins Notes: This was SUCH a great first sweater. I've admired Hannah's classic and beautiful designs for a long time and knew I wanted... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2015 at goodstitch
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Well, I'm doing it again. The classic, I'm-almost-done-with-a-project-lets-preemptively-start-working-on-the-next-one dance I seem to do every time a monster project is close to being done. Tonight I joined all of the pieces of my Gable together and while I'm so excited, I'm also catching all of the infectious energy surrounding Marlee and... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2015 at goodstitch
So I am a huge fan of ABM and have been for over three years now, but this post is extra special to me because I'm pretty sure it saved my cat's life! My favorite flowers are also lilies but I had no idea they were toxic to cats. On Thursday night one of my cats got into our lilies but was acting totally normal so I didn't think anything of it. When I saw this post I immediately called my vet and took him in and he was in kidney failure even though he was acting fine. After intensive care this weekend, he's going to be ok, but I just wanted to say THANK YOU for this post. Everything happens for a reason!
Toggle Commented May 18, 2015 on At Home With Toshiko Shek at A Beautiful Mess
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1/2/3/4 Lately I've been dreaming of summer vacation, of getting this sweater off of my needles, and of long stretches of time to knit on a beach. Or on my porch, or anywhere, really. And what I want to be knitting the most in this dream scenario is a shawl... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2015 at goodstitch
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I realized it's been a while since I gave an update about my first sweater! Luckily, there's lots to talk about. The twisted rib is really elegant, and with a minor mishap in counting I even managed the short rows without much difficulty. A little side shaping, a lot of... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2015 at goodstitch
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A few weeks ago, the day was completely perfect, not a cloud in the sky, and I drove my Civic out past Chapel Hill towards the Carolina Fiber Fest. My first and only other experience with fiber fests being Rhinebeck, the queen of all festivals, I didn't know what to... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2015 at goodstitch
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1/2/3 As I write this post, I'm catching up on the season premiere of the final season of Mad Men, so I can't even pretend that that doesn't have something to do with my recent knitwear loves. The 70s seem to be coming back in a big way, and I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2015 at goodstitch
I would LOVE to win!! I've been doing so much sewing recently and would love to make my own garments!
Toggle Commented Apr 6, 2015 on Sew with Us eCourse Giveaway! at Smile And Wave
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My two big projects I was working on so far this year, Hansel and my husband's socks, both came to a conclusion within a week of each other in March. I got this sudden drive to stop staring at all of this lovely O-Wool I got for my birthday and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2015 at goodstitch
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My husband LOVES socks. It must be a family thing, his youngest brother has two full drawers of them, and in our house, there's a pair of socks to coordinate with every bow tie. So when we went to our LYS a few months back, I was totally not surprised... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2015 at goodstitch
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1/2/3/4 My just-finished "Hansel" also has been doubling as a great lap blanket on these cool spring nights, so I've had knitted blankets on the brain recently. I love the idea of having a long-term piecemeal project I can work on whenever I need a break from whatever current project... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2015 at goodstitch
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image source Hi! Just wanted to pop in for a quick note to say that I'm being featured as a "Man on the Street" for this week's Woolful podcast, episode 15. The question this week is, "What advice would you give someone starting out on their fiber journey?" I've been... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2015 at goodstitch
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World, meet Hansel. Hansel, meet world. You two are going to get along swimmingly I think! "Hansel" by Gudrun Johnston Started: December 25, 2014 Finished: March 7, 2015 Fiber: Knit Picks Gloss Fingering in Black Notes: Hansel was a true labor of love, and it taught me so much. I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2015 at goodstitch
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I have never really been a monogamous knitter. Maybe on my first ever project, but that's it. I like to think that's because there's too many good things to knit in the world, but it's probably just because I'm scatterbrained :) I'm currently knitting two fingering weight projects and so... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2015 at goodstitch
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My brother-in-law moved to Boston this summer, and there was only one thing he really wanted for Christmas to survive his first Northern winter: warm clothes. On Christmas morning he received no less than two coats, three sweaters, gloves, warm pants and four pairs of socks. And from his knitterly... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2015 at goodstitch
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Hi ho! Took a bit of a break over the holidays but hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas and happy New Year. As is the case with the new year, and with a good break from work, I found myself doing a lot of thinking on what 2014 meant... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2015 at goodstitch
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source Hi hello hey there. The closer that the holidays get the shorter the days seem. Does anyone else tend to feel that way? Lots of knitting in my life, not so much picture taking because the sun has been setting at 4:30 PM. Wut. Anyhoo, last night the hubs... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2014 at goodstitch
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I've been doing a lot of knitting lately, to be sure, but on top of the projects I'm working on for Christmas (which is approaching much more swiftly than I'd like), I've also been doing a lot of research. Two weeks ago the first Woolful podcast came to be, and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2014 at goodstitch
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My brain isn't quite working completely cohesively today, what with the several different projects on my needles, several different projects I am meaning to start before Christmas, and the general business and detox of the brain that comes after hosting guests for a whole weekend. Here are some lovely random... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2014 at goodstitch
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1 / 2 / 3 / 4 Brooklyn Tweed released Wool People 8 this week, and as always, it's love at first sight. I think it's so fun that the design team at BT can produce so many different types of patterns and still stay true to their signature style.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2014 at goodstitch