Share List A co-worker has a baby, I make a hat. That’s just how it works, you know? The latest co-worker baby, a girl, arrived in February, and I have been trying to make a hat ever since. Trying. And, ohhh, is it trying. The yarn was simple enough. I recycled a bunch of yarn […]

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Share List The Secret of NIMH is one of my favorite movies from my childhood. I found it on DVD a few years back and had to bring it home with me. I was pleasantly surprised to see how well it held up all these years later. In the movie, there’s a black crow named […]

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Share List I finally, FINALLY finished unraveling the Ralph Lauren sweater! I had band-aids on my fingers at the end since pulling the yarn was cutting into them so hard that they were on the verge of blisters and blood. That would have been no good. Anyway, if my ad hoc yarn measurement technique is […]

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Share List The purple-blue yarn I dyed on Friday night has finished drying, so I wound it into hanks this afternoon and took pictures. I named this one “Blueberry Cobbler”. I used roughly 400 yards of the merino/mohair blend I recycled from the Ralph Lauren sweater. It is lusciously soft. I need to make something […]

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Share List So, this is a knitting blog, and all I’ve been talking about is unraveling sweaters and dyeing yarn. Which are definitely related to knitting, but which are not actually knitting. HEY LOOK I KNITTED SOMETHING!    I’m calling it the Pop Rocks Cowl. Why Pop Rocks? The colors on this yarn remind me […]

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Share List This is the Ralph Lauren sweater I found at the thrift store last weekend. There’s a sort of nerdy glee that comes with the willful destruction of an expensive designer sweater. 80% Merino Wool, 13% Mohair, and 7% Nylon. It’s not felted, but it is extremely fuzzy and soft. The uberfuzziness is making […]

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Share List I’ve been intrigued by the idea of unraveling old sweaters to reclaim the yarn for other projects for awhile now. And with my plans to attempt yarn dyeing in the near future, the two notions seem to dovetail nicely. What better thing than to unravel a thrift store sweater, dye it, and then […]

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