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Gloves and Linen Stitch

Hi everyone. I just finished knitting a pair of fingerless gloves. I used some leftover yarn from other projects. I still have to weave in those pesky little ends and block them before I wear them in public. And the other thing I have been working on learning is some new stitch patterns using cotton yarn in small rectangles. The "linen stitch" has a wonderful texture and lays fairly flat (it does curl and roll slightly at the edges). I think I will make a couple of washcloths with these stitch patterns.

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Socks, Mittens and Balls

Hello all. I continue to be inspired by the various projects everyone shares on this site....I'm continuing to work on basic socks and mittens. When I work on mittens this time of year, I feel like a squirrel getting ready for colder weather and that thing called winter. And just for fun, I knit a couple of small balls and stuffed them with bamboo fill. The pattern came from Susan Anderson's book "Itty Bitty Toys". I'd like to make about a dozen in several colors and put them in a bowl. They are wonderfully squeezable and tactile.

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Socks and Puppets

Hello all. Thanks for all the support on my first sock project. This week I just finished the other sock of the pair. The whole process was much quicker and easier.

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Your Favorite Sock Yarn

After I finish my first pair of socks, I want to buy some good sock yarn for another pair of socks. Frankly, I have been overwhelmed by the number of different "sock" yarns available.

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1st Sock Adventures

Hello all. Warm weather and spring are finally here in Minnesota. It's nice to be able to knit outside. I'm learning how to knit socks. Socks share a lot of the techniques in making mittens.

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More Mittens

Hi all. Finally it's beginning to feel like spring here in Minnesota. I am making another pair of mittens. I'm being a little more adventurous with using two colors.

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Mittens in the Round

Hello all. I am getting the hang of knitting in the round. I just completed the first of a pair of mittens done on double pointed needles. At first, things felt very clumsy and awkward.

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Round and Round

Hi everybody. A couple of days ago, it was 14 below zero here in Minnesota.

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Happy New Year....a technical question

Happy New Year....How do I knit even looking stripes of color when knitting in the round?

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Finished Hat and Mittens

I finished a simple stockinette stitch hat and mittens. Both were done with 2 needles and required a seam. I did learn the mattress stitch. I got better at this stitch as I went along.