Tag Archives: knitting

When I began sewing clothes in August, I put down my knitting needles and became a bit obsessed with sewing. This weekend as we prepared to drive across the state to see our son compete in his final state speech and debate meet, I decided to find something new to knit! I ordered the Curls […]

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Well three more Merchant and Mills patterns arrived in the mail several weeks ago, but bow hunting season has slowed down my sewing as I’ve spent more time with my love hunting the Montana backcountry.  During our hunting weekends I switch gears to knitting and I’m currently working on a piece which suspiciously resembles something […]

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Lately I’ve been fascinated to learn there are quite a few celebrity knitters, men and woman alike.  I was thrilled to learn that one of my all time favorite actresses, Audrey Hepburn, was an avid knitter.  In fact she knit so well that one Christmas she knitted matching sweaters for she and her husband. Audrey […]

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These slippers, or Mukluks, are a favorite with Shane and Jude.  Ms. Janet from Joseph’s Coat Yarn here in Missoula made a pair for Shane as a gift and Jude immediately put in an order for a pair in purple.  So I got the pattern, which you can find online at Knitting Pure and Simple.  They […]

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Delicious autumn!  My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns. – George Eliot The days are getting shorter and the air is brisk and cool each morning.  Our autumn here in Missoula has been gradual and quite mild allowing us […]

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Currently I’m working on a pair of socks for Shane.  Using an Alpaca wool, these socks are soft and warm.  The colors are forming into a beautiful pattern. I’m using Toe-Up 2-at-a-Time Socks by Melissa Morgan-Oakes.  This process is revolutionary and eliminates the “orphan sock syndrome” which plagues most sock knitters, or at least those […]

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Fascination with beards and mustaches has taken many forms over the course of human existence; some people grow them, others are attracted (or repulsed) by them.  And, chances are, some mustache aficionados (“mustachianados?”) are searching for that perfect upper-lip strip at this very moment. The mustache craze has been quite evident in our home for over […]

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