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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…
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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…
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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…
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A sweet and cabled blue baby aran sweater

Baby Aran Sweater

When my niece was little (well, littler), my sister dressed her in a sweet baby Aran sweater. It was densely…
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Evil Eye Gloves for March for our Lives

Evil Eye Gloves for March for our Lives

I knit a pair of Evil Eye Gloves for the March for our Lives, because how inspiring are these young…
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Knitted turban styled with glasses and the flu

A Vintage Knitted Turban Pattern (For When You’ve Knitted Every Hat)

Why a knitted turban? Well, there comes a time in every knitters life, where one has simply knitted every beanie.…
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Close up of my completed Persian Tiles Crochet Blanket

Persian Tiles Crochet Blanket: Finished!

After six weeks and two countries (three, if you count our stopover in Singapore), my Persian Tiles crochet blanket is…
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Welcome blanket spread out over the couch

My Welcome Home Blanket

The Welcome Blanket project is amazing, right? All those people pulling together to create something more than the sum of its…
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Finished Welcome Blanket Project

Knitting a Welcome Blanket

Knitting a Welcome Blanket is art, politics... and a lot of fun. If you're reading this in 2017, then you've…
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Close up of cute amigurumi dashund dog

Amigurumi Sausage Dog (Just Add Mustard!)

Stop the presses: this amigurumi sausage dog might be the cutest thing I've ever crocheted. "Who me?" "Yes you!" The…
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A wall full of modern macrame plant hangers

That 70s Plant: Modern Macrame Plant Hangers Tutorial

Does "modern macrame plant hangers" sound like a contradiction in terms? Well it shouldn't, because macrame is back in a…
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Baby boom bear beanie stuffed and standing up

The Fastest Baby Knit in the West

It's official. Everyone I know is having a baby. This time it's an old colleague of my husband and I.…
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