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Workbasket – Christmas Sweaters Done

Right up to the last day too!  DW was at work, so I finally had time to work on his Christmas blanket.  He'd mentioned that he would like a larger sofa blanket than the one previously.  Because of the size of the blanket, I had to lay it out in the living room. The only… Continue reading Workbasket – Christmas Sweaters Done

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Weekly Workbasket – getting my money’s worth from my yarn (100th post)

I managed to remember to take photos of the yarn that is used in the creation of the little Christmas Sweaters. On my lunch break, I had finished the front of the little red sweater.  The whole time I was knitting it, I kept catching myself reading the wrong measurements.  I should be using the… Continue reading Weekly Workbasket – getting my money’s worth from my yarn (100th post)

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Mending Monday – running shorts

The panel of "breathable" fabric had worn right through.  Other than that, these running shorts were in good repair.  The first step was to purchase a replacement fabric.  I didn't go for anything "breathable", as per DW's request.  I picked up a knit fabric that was a little more sturdy, a very fine 1x1 ribbed… Continue reading Mending Monday – running shorts

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Workbasket – Christmas Knitting has begun

A couple of years ago I made some Christmas sweaters (sweaters that I give as gifts at Christmas time, not the awful "ugly sweaters" that it is popular to wear to Christmas parties) for the grandsons.  I used the pattern from this book:   They were made from a lovely heather-blue washable yarn with an… Continue reading Workbasket – Christmas Knitting has begun

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Mending Monday – black denim again & again

I looked for my last mending post regarding these jeans, apparently I hadn't posted about them.  Let me correct that now.  On November 2nd I worked on mending the worn fabric BF's jeans. For this project I used the electric sewing machine,  Pfaff Hobby Quilter. Added the feed dog cover and the embroidery foot. Starting… Continue reading Mending Monday – black denim again & again

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Workbasket – 7th time is the charm

Sigh. In my knitting group they often use a term... "doing a Lorri".  What does this mean?  It means to frog the whole knitting project and start over. Usually this is because the number of errors has exceeded the amount that can be tolerated by the knitter. Directly after the last workbasket post, I reached… Continue reading Workbasket – 7th time is the charm