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You Have to Knit (or Crochet) to Understand

Project – Country Rug (knit)
Bernat Free Pattern (download here)
Yarn – Bernat Handicrafter Cotton Twists in Dream Twists and Taupe Twists
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For my next project, I will be knitting a rug to put by my kitchen sink.  I can say that here.  But when I tell a non-knitter/crocheter that I am knitting

The First of Many Cowls

Project – Cowl (knit)
Bernat Free Pattern (download here)
Yarn – Bernat Mosaic in Spectrum
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I’ve never knit a cowl before.  Actually, I’ve never even worn a cowl before.

That’s all changed.

Now, not only have I knit a cowl but I plan on knitting many more.  It was

A Happy Change of Plans

Project – Cowl (knit)
Bernat Free Pattern (download here)
Yarn – Bernat Mosaic in Spectrum
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I was all prepared to write a post about failing.

After knitting on this cowl for more than 2 weeks something went horribly wrong.  I skipped a row somewhere and the wrong side of

What to Do When You Don’t Know the Answer

Project – Cowl (knit)
Bernat Free Pattern (download here)
Yarn – Bernat Mosaic in Spectrum
Blogger – JenWKnits

Alternate Title: What do you do when it is a weekend, you really want to work on a project and you’re stuck on a pattern direction?

If you’re me – you guess about what

I Think I Might be in Love….

Project – Cowl (knit)
Bernat Free Pattern (download here)
Yarn – Bernat Mosaic in Spectrum
Blogger – JenWKnits

We need to talk about Bernat’s new Mosaic yarn.  I was so excited to start knitting with this yarn.  I liked the pictures on Bernat’s website, but now that I’m working with the yarn,

Happiness is a Pair of Hand Knit Legwarmers

Project – Baby Legwarmers (knit)
Bernat Free Pattern (download here)
Yarn – Bernat Baby Jacquards in Orange Blossom
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I’m often critical of my own knitting.  I always see the flaws and I’m very rarely as happy with the finished product as I am with the process of knitting.

But,

The Matching Game

Last time, I showed you how the first legwarmer came out.  Well, I’ve now started on the second legwarmer.

My goal was to make them as close to the same as I could with regard to the self patterning yarn.  I was slightly concerned that I wouldn’t have enough yarn in one skein to pull it off but, I’m pleased

Turns out the Magic Number is Zero

Project – Baby Legwarmers (knit)
Bernat Free Pattern (download here)
Yarn – Bernat Baby Jacquards in Orange Blossom
Blogger – JenWKnits

I am pleased to report that operation change-the-legwarmer-pattern-to-fit-an-older-child is a success!  Turns out that I didn’t need to add any stitches to the leg circumference of the legwarmers to make them

In Which I Fail at Math. Again.

Project – Baby Legwarmers (knit)
Bernat Free Pattern (download here)
Yarn – Bernat Baby Jacquards in Orange Blossom
Blogger – JenWKnits

Math has never been my best subject.  I graduated from a top 25 law school, yet I repeated 8th grade algebra.  I have never attempted to change a pattern to make it

Hanukkah in June, Next up Christmas in July

Project – Chevron Scarf
Bernat Pattern Book #530196 Show Your Stripes
Yarn – Bernat Jacquards in Jade Jacquard
Blogger – JenWKnits

This scarf started as a project for my daughter’s teacher but, as I was knitting, I realized that this just isn’t her style. Yet, it is lovely and needs a special

Like Ending a Good Book

Project – Chevron Scarf
Bernat Pattern Book #530196 Show Your Stripes
Yarn – Bernat Jacquards in Jade Jacquard
Blogger – JenWKnits

Do you know that feeling? That one that comes when you only have a chapter left in a book that you are enjoying or when the season finale of your favorite

When You Find the Perfect Pattern

Project – Chevron Scarf
Bernat Pattern Book #530196 Show Your Stripes
Yarn – Bernat Jacquards in Jade Jacquard
Blogger – JenWKnits

One of my favorite things about knitting is that it eases my stress.  I am a naturally tense person and this month has been particularly hectic.  Some of the hectic is

Getting Ahead of Myself

Project – Chevron Scarf
Bernat Pattern Book #530196 Show Your Stripes
Yarn – Bernat Jacquards in Jade Jacquard
Blogger – JenWKnits

At the beginning of  my last few projects, I’ve taken pictures of the yarn and told you the story behind why I picked the project that I did.  Well, this time

Moving Along

Project – Tiled Blocks Blanket (knit)
Bernat Free Pattern (download here)
Yarn – Bernat Baby Stretch in  Purple Ping Pong, Stretchy Snow, Jungle Jump, Blue Boing
Blogger – JenWKnits

Oh – how I hoped to be showing you a finished blanket this week but for a variety of reasons, I can’t just yet. 

A New Baby, A New Blanket

Project – Tiled Blocks Blanket (knit)
Bernat Free Pattern (download here)
Yarn – Bernat Baby Stretch in  Purple Ping Pong, Stretchy Snow, Jungle Jump, Blue Boing
Blogger – JenWKnits

I love giving knitted projects as gifts – especially for a new baby.  It isn’t just that I love knitting (which I do!)

Knitting as Any Good Auntie Would Knit

Project – Tiled Blocks Blanket (knit)
Bernat Free Pattern (download here)
Yarn – Bernat Baby Stretch in  Purple Ping Pong, Stretchy Snow, Jungle Jump, Blue Boing
Blogger – JenWKnits

A few weeks ago my brother-in-law and sister-in-law had their first baby.  Now, I am lucky enough to have two beautiful daughters and several

Four of a Kind

Project –Basic Slippers
Bernat Pattern Book #530181 Great Gift Ideas
Yarn – Bernat Satin in 04309 Lavender and Bernat Softee Chunky in 40012 Nature’s Way
Blogger – JenWKnits

That’s worth something good, right?

In my knitting world it is worth four very cozy feet!

The finishing (oh how I dread finishing)

The Differences Between Children and Adults

Project –Basic Slippers
Bernat Pattern Book #530181 Great Gift Ideas
Yarn – Bernat Satin in 04309 Lavender and Bernat Softee Chunky in 40012 Nature's Way
Blogger – JenWKnits

Well, that title is a little misleading since this post is only going to tackle the difference in knitting slippers for children

It All Started with 2 Stitches

Project –Basic Slippers
Bernat Pattern Book #530181 Great Gift Ideas
Yarn – Bernat Satin in 04309 Lavender and Bernat Softee Chunky in 40012 Nature's Way
Blogger – JenWKnits

Let me tell you a story about how this

became this.

Family Slippers

Project –Basic Slippers
Bernat Pattern Book #530181 Great Gift Ideas
Yarn – Bernat Satin in 04309 Lavender and Bernat Softee Chunky in 40012 Nature's Way
Blogger – JenWKnits

My daughter told me she wanted a pair of lavender slippers.  A reasonable request,  I set out to look for them each time I went

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