The Magic of Blocking

 I must say it was very exciting to finish binding off and see Catkin off the needles.  I used the stretchy bind off she recommended in her pattern.  I know people in the upcoming Catkin class have been concerned at how much the first section kind of puckers and pulls in the center.   I…

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The End is in Sight

All in all Catkin has been a good reminder of the positive results gained by really focusing on one project.  Let me be clear though; when I say one project I mean one demanding project.  I always have a project on hand for tv/social time. I have positioned myself at the kitchen table where the…

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Swatching the day away

I first saw the Catkin shawl at Rhinebeck last fall. It is very striking.  I’m knitting it with Madelinetosh Tosh Sock yarn.  Color A is the dark green, “Norway Spruce” and Color B is the raspberry color, “Lolita”.   Carina Spencer designed the pattern and it is beautifully presented. To give you an idea of it’s…

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