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Medusa Cascade Reboot

I have been slowly refreshing my older patterns to bring the style more in line with my current one and to redo photography for those where the original shots are no longer available (can you say computer crash?). My latest update is Medusa Cascade Shawl. It was one of my more popular patterns despite the …

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Stitch Markers – Knitter’s Best Friend

Why you need them and how to use them We all see the cute stitch markers for sale on yarn websites and Etsy and we are drawn to collecting them for various reasons. But this simple item is one of the handiest tools for knitting since the invention of the knitting needle.  Here’s how you …

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Long Tail Cast-on for Socks?

Yes it works. There are many people who will tell you that the Long Tail Cast-on isn’t flexible enough for sock. I submit that it definitely is, if you do the cast-on properly. There are loads of people who will tell you that the trick is to cast on over two needles. Sadly, all that …

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Spring Fancies Shawl

Spring Fancies

  In the Spring a fuller crimson comes upon the robin’s breast; In the Spring the wanton lapwing gets himself another crest; In the Spring a livelier iris changes on the burnish’d dove; In the Spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love.

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Bilbo Baggins

Say hello to the newest addition to the Sockses for Hobbitses Collection. Bilbo Baggins, though best known as an adventurer, was a hobbit who relished his comforts. He liked things cozy and organized. These socks are comfortable and orderly, just the way Bilbo likes things, but with a touch of adventure, to appeal to his …

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