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Making face masks to send to friends

Making face masks: things have changed

Like a lot of us, I'm making face masks. Here's the free pattern I used (and how they look on).
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Wearing a homemade face mask

Homemade face masks for that quarantine chic

Let's start at the beginning, yes? Homemade face masks may not be effective at blocking The Virus. There's some evidence they might be worse than…
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Inside voices: crafting through the coronavirus

There a joke going around: knitters shouldn’t be afraid of quarantine. We’ve been training for this. My big goal for this year was better work…
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swatching for a knit gansey

Let’s knit a gansey

Gansey, guernsey, jersey. What on earth am I talking about? A sweater, of course. You know the sort I'm talking about. A deliciously cabled, blue…
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Multimodal split bike mittens (free knitting pattern)

I'm so excited to share a new free knitting pattern - multimodal split bike mitts. This split mittens pattern is designed with biking in mind.…
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70+ gifts for knitters and crocheters

It shouldn't be hard to find gifts for knitters and crocheters, right? After all, you can always buy them yarn, right? Wrong. Knitters and crocheters…
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Keeping warm in a knitted hat

Lining a hat: the warmest winter beanie!

Why bother lining a hat? After all, any knitted hat is probably plenty warm, right? Usually, but not always. Jesse requested a new winter beanie,…
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View of the fluffy pompom on my handknit beanie

Cable knit beanie with fur pompom (+ the free knitting pattern I used)

For the longest time, I've wanted a chunky cable knit beanie topped with a big faux fur pompom. I stared at other women's densely cabled…
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Close up of beanie with leaf like lace

Knitting gifts: fingerless mitts and a lace beanie

Living far from family means missing things. We’ve missed weddings, births, birthdays, hospital stays, a funeral. That’s part of the deal: we choose to live…
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