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Pauline Wayne

The path to naming this cowl is long and winding, and I won’t bore you with all of the details. Suffice it to say that Pauline Wayne was a cow. In fact, according to Wikipedia, she was perhaps the most famous Holstein ever, as she was the official presidential pet to the 27th President of the United States, President William …

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Diamond Tread Socks

My husband is forever trying to name my things. Hand-dyed yarn that I’m knitting with, designs I’m working on… Usually, his suggestions are a bit goofy, and I just laugh them off. He like cars and trucks and things that go, so it wasn’t surprising that he christened these socks “Diamond Tread,” like the grippy material used on semi-truck steps …

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Peregrine Shawl

The Peregrine Falcon is the fastest bird, and in fact the fastest animal on the planet, when in its hunting dive, called the stoop. It soars to a great height, then dives steeply at speeds of over 200 mph. While I can’t guarantee quite that speed, it’s safe to say this shawlette worked in chunky weight yarn does knit up …

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Legwarmers Like Lea’s

One of my mom’s besties, Lea, is known for her fantastic leg warmers. I was both jealous and inspired by hers, so grabbed a skein of yarn that’s been calling my name and started knitting. And knitting. And knitting. These long, long leg warmers are the result.

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Bon Bon Kerchief

This wee kerchief is like a bite of candy. Take one skein of a special yarn (something tres yummy in keeping with the theme), add a few evenings and voila – the perfect little project. As an added bonus, it can easily be upsized to make a bigger shawlette.

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Weekend Harvest Hat

This great hat is quick to make, fun to wear, and in two different styles (beanie and cloche), it will be a perfect last-minute knit to keep your head warm while at the pumpkin patch or tree farm. Best of all, with a decorative button accent each one you make will be unique and special.

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Pine Court Mitts

I spent a delightful weekend at my new home on Pine Court stealing moments with these mitts between chasing after my two wee rascals, scrubbing the bathroom, drinking Sunday champagne with some good friends, and laughing with my hubbie. Casting off on Sunday night was the perfect end to a perfect weekend.

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Zed

Quick. Easy. Cozy. The simple yet pleasing Z (or as the Brits say, “zed”) motif on this shawlette shows off striped yarns to wonderful effect. You’ll find that after knitting one you’ll need another and another and another for every letter in the alphabet.

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Fall Ramble Legwarmers

This pattern truly was a labor of love. I loved the flow of the lacy chevron pattern. I loved the quickness of the knit. I loved the feel of the Imperial Stock Ranch yarn. I loved how the test-knit turned out in Silky Wool. And I love wearing these legwarmers. I’ll be rambling all around town in these this winter, …

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The Cursed Cowl

For a long time, this cowl was truly cursed. It refused to be what I wanted it to be. I knitted and ripped and knitted and ripped, and then, whammo, blammo! With Kat’s council, something finally worked, and I must admit, I’m quite pleased with the result. There’s a spooky spider cable on a background of spider webby yarn overs …

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Tytonidae

In this cowl, I am honoring the humble Barn Owl, of the family Tytonidae, scientific name Tyto Alba. Gorgeous in coloring and patterning with striped wings reminiscent of this pattern, the Barn Owl seemed a fitting mascot for this fun and funky cowl pattern. Once you get into the rhythm, you’ll soar through this cowl.

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Jules Shawl

The simple lace pattern, easily customizable sizing, and lovely shape make this shawl an intermediate knitter’s dream. It’s a dedication, of sorts, to my friend Julie, who helped out by test-knitting (and re-writing parts of) this shawl right around the time my second baby was born and my brain… wasn’t working so well. So, thanks, Jules!