Work In Progress Wednesday

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Attempt the FirstIt's Wednesday.  I figured I'd share what I've been crafting around with. My first item to share is the Emerald Keep Scarf, which will be a giveaway in the forthcoming Keepsake Tour starting March 8th, to celebrate the release of Book 2 in the Persis Chronicles, Emerald Keep.It didn't work.I mean, yeah, it's fabric, and it's knitted.  But that's about it. For one thing, ...
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Make Something Monday – Bryce Canyon Hat I

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Bryce Canyon Hat, all done!I finished the hat late Sunday night.  I used a sewing needle bind off so that the edge is nice and loose.  It's very warm; reflects heat back against my head.Top ViewI love the way the top came out with swirls.  One thought I had is to continue the swirls down the body of the hat using decreases after each yarn over.Bryce Canyon Hat, Almost ThereHere's a ...
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Stash Sunday: Introducing Aubergine

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She has a name now!I'm so excited - I settled on a name, and I'm nearly done with the scarf!  This picture is a little too heavily slanted toward blue, but you get the idea.  I've decided the name is Aubergine.  I should be done in another day or two.This is a fun project because the stitch is much simpler than it looks.  It's just a four row repeat, and two of those rows is to...
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Work-In-Progress Wednesday

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The BeginningI received my first commission as Knoontime Knitting!  I am making a scarf for a friend in two colors of purple, Royal Purple and Lavender.  Here is the beginning as it sits on my design pad after the starting swatch.The Middle Here it is after a bit of knitting.  It knits up quickly.  I am using 30 sts cast on for width.Still the MiddleThis is how far I got b...
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Make Something Monday

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What's In YOUR Wallet? or Bag?Happy Monday, Dear Reader!  I've gotten some of my design mojo back and have been playing with some different knitting designs.  This morning, as I waited for the bus, I checked the Bus Tracker tool.  It said the next bus wouldn't be there for 27 minutes.  Aside from making me late for work, that meant I had time to get some knitting done.Then, mid...
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A Journey Into 3-D Notebook – Hats!

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So I've been playing with knitting from the top down.  I started a sweater and have been wrestling with it (which I'll share later), but for now I want to share my newest creation:  a hat!My first hat was almost a decade ago.  A friend asked me to make a hat for her friend.  I did so.  It was large enough to fit her, her friend, AND me - and not just our heads.  It wa...
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A Journey Into 3D Notebook – What I’m Working On

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November is coming, and with it, NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month.  During the month of November, NaNo-ers write 50,000 words on a draft of a novel - some more, some less, and the madness that ensues is infectious.I wish we had a NaKnitMo, National Knitting Month.  Wouldn't that be awesome?I was lamenting recently to Rachel Wilder, my partner in writing crime, that my stash is ...
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Journey into 3-D: Notebook – The Jewel Scarf

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I learned a valuable lesson when working in 3-D:  never take the knitting needle out of live stitches by accident, especially when working a lace pattern.I bought some lovely yarn on one of my trips and, since we just moved, I can't find the ball band to tell you about it.  But suffice it to say that it worked up into a lovely narrow scarf for use with a work outfit or something.  J...
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Humpday Update – Bryce Canyon Shawl and Prayer Shawl

I finished the Bryce Canyon Shawl today. The last step was to add a 6 row garter stitch border to match the edges of the shawl and the bottom of the triangle. Then I used a knit one, purl one bind-off to make sure it would be elastic enough. The edge took a while to finish but I’m pleased with the results. I’ll share the bind-off here since I’ve used it a couple other times and really like it....
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The Design Notebook

I showed the Bryce Canyon Shawl to some folks recently and again heard the comments "Wow, that is a lot of work!" and "I'm not patient enough for that." I find these comments interesting because they are so misguided. I am not, by nature, a patient person. I don't sit down to knit and think, "Oh, yay, now I have time to focus on my knitting and only my knitting." I come to knitting from a very...
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