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Thanksgiving 2011

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Happy belated Thanksgiving everyone! It's been a very busy (and yummy) past few weeks! Lots of things still on the needles, but one thing off the needles is an itty bitty cardigan I knit for my itty bitty nephew, Ezra!

I was stalking browsing Never Not Knitting's blog and was totally smitten with her version of the Baby Sophisticate Cardigan by Linden Down (pattern link). She knit hers using Malabrigo Worsted, which reminded me of some that I had languishing in an UFO bin. I pulled out the half-knitted Mara Shawl that I had started eons ago, ripped the whole thing out and immediately cast on this adorable cardigan!

It was so quick and easy to knit, that I was done in 2 days! I was a little worried the colorway (Black Forrest) would be too dark, and his parents might think I was trying to channel Robert Smith from The Cure. If it weren't for the ├╝ber cute light blue buttons, that might have been the case. Not that there's anything wrong with The Cure. I love The Cure! …

FO: Design-Seeds Daybreak

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MyDaybreak shawl is finally finished! Stephen West wrote an amazing pattern, and I want to knit ten more.
In case you missed my earlier posts about this project, the colors were inspired by a Design-Seeds.com color palette, Autumn Chirp. Overall, I'm in love with the results!

Now that Daybreak is off the needles, I can totally focus on knitting the Echo Flowers shawl, {for the KAL I'm doing with @StitchMistress} using the gorgeous Frank Ocre Malabrigo Lace I purchased at Brooklyn General.


I'll be totally honest here, it got off to a rocky start. First, with the needles.  On my first attempt, I cast on using acrylic needles. BAD idea. Acrylic + Malabrigo = Sticky! Next, wood. A little smoother, but could be better. Then I took @StitchMistress' advice and tried metal... success! But now my gauge was too loose. 3 more attempts later, I finally got the gist of the stitches. But once I did, it's been smooth sailing!
In other news, I'm having oodles of fun running

Episode 31: Knit Nooks

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Last weekend I got to sit and knit with some of my favorite knitting peeps:  @RiaKnits, @VenusFueri, @StitchMistress and @KnittingKnoobie at the one and only Brooklyn General! Lots of knitting, laughing, chatting and cookie-eating! All-around great time! I confess I enabled @StitchMistress into getting the same skein of Malabrigo Lace in Frank Ocre! However we agreed to start a KAL and are going to knit the Echo Flowers shawl, a free pattern you can download on Ravelry! All are welcome to join :)


I'm excited to announce my new knitting blog, KnitNook.net!-- a blog where I post about knitting patterns, products, handmade goodies, among many other things! However, my goal is to make it a place for you to come for inspiration for making your own knitting nook functional and unique! Having a personal space to knit and store my yarn is essential, and I'm sure many of you feel the same way... which is also why I'd like to include more interviews with other knitters-- not only …