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   Jun 12

invasion of the catnip mice :)

So easy to knit, so much fun for the felines!! Knit from leftover wool, cotton and alpaca, these mice are filled with some fiberfill and catnip. The tail is securely braided, the eyes and whiskers are knotted firmly so that nothing can come off and get swallowed. Give this to your cat and in about […]

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   Mar 19

just in time

for warmer weather, I finally finished my own Northman Mittens! The inside lining is knit from grey baby llama, soooo soft and warm! The hand dyed yarn was so much fun to knit and did a playful striping now and then. Pattern: Northman Mittens by David Schulz Yarn outside: CrazyMonkeyCreations Bad Monkey in color Sunshine […]

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   Feb 06

Got Balls?

You need balls I am trying to figure out a way to make a nice light ball that I can use for TaiChi practice. Some 8 inches or so in diameter, a bit bouncy perhaps and organic sortof. Getting closer. My first was the thread ball on the right. What a fun mess to do […]

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   Feb 01

NorthWOman mittens :)

I think I’ve got the right gauge now for mittens for myself. You see, the yellow/green ones were not originally thought for my huge-paddled son…. Size 3 needles and SLIGHTLY thinner yarn works! The pattern again is the Northman Mittens . by David Schulz. This time I used the opposite colorway with a light background […]

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   Jan 30

we have take-off!

The temperatures are going down again. After a few cosy afternoon knits OUTSIDE, by tuesday the high temperature is going to be 4F with snow or something like that. What a mom to do? Make sure your chicks are warm 😉 Joining the mittens is Charlene Schurch’s Danish Earflap Cap:

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   Jan 26

We got GUTS :)

The Northman Mittens that is: Dang these are WARM! The inside is Llama yarn, very cozy and fluffy and soft. I did not measure for the inside as suggested in the pattern (to wrap inside out over the outside) because that would definitely make the insides too large as one can see in numerous complaints […]

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   Jan 19

Meet Mr. Right :)

Not what you thought? hehe…. This is his shell anyway, a lightweight of 56 grams, still will get an inner lining. That means I’ll have to knit three more mittens altogether, ugh… I have not decided yet what yarn I will take for the inside, something alpacaish perhaps for some amazing double layer warmth? The […]

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