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Apr 5, 2019 15:45:16   #
If you need some new stitch markers, here's a post I wrote for my knitting blog, The Knitting Needle and the Damage Done, on selected stitch markers (there are some cute ones out there!):

And here's a post on making your own stitch markers (it's easy!):
Mar 25, 2019 17:04:43   #
Ever tried using the Knit Wit tool? I have a rundown on the technique and what can be done with it in this blog post on The Knitting Needle and the Damage Done:
Mar 18, 2019 16:45:59   #
In this post on my knitting blog, The Knitting Needle and the Damage Done, I share some thoughts about yarn stash size and stash management:
Mar 13, 2019 16:54:14   #
Here's a post from my blog, The Knitting Needle and the Damage Done, about trompe-l'œil knitting:
Feb 28, 2019 11:54:08   #
Here are three posts that might help you get ready for your next baby shower:

Baby Blanket Bonanza: A Selection of Baby Blanket Patterns

You Great Big Beautiful Doll: A Selection of Knitted Doll Patterns

A Menagerie of Softies: A Selection of Stuffed Toy Patterns

Hope you like them!
Feb 25, 2019 16:11:53   #
Back in 2013, I did a series of posts of selected patterns for wedding knitting. If you've got a wedding coming up you may find some project ideas that inspire you, whether you're to be one of the newlyweds, part of the wedding party, a guest... or someone who prefers to send your regrets, stay home, and make something in black.:)

Married in White You've Chosen Alright; Married in Knitting It's Only Fitting. A selection of knitted wedding dress designs:

Something Borrowed, Something Blue, Something Knitted. A selection of garter and stocking patterns:

Knitting Down the Gauntlet. A selection of bridal glove and purse patterns:

Say It With Knitted Flowers. Some knitted floral bouquet or decoration ideas:

The Ties That Bind Off. A selection of tie patterns:

Wedding Waistcoats Wanted. Some thoughts on making waistcoats and socks:
Feb 24, 2019 13:27:18   #
My goodness, how long did that take?!
Feb 22, 2019 10:59:01   #
Back in 2013 I wrote a series of ten posts for my knitting blog, The Knitting Needle and the Damage Done, on knitting patterns from the twentieth century. Each post offers a selection of ten patterns from a given decade in the twentieth century, and commentary on what was happening in knitting and knitwear/fashion at the time. Hope you enjoy taking a peek at this series!

Petticoats and Ribboned Slippers: a Selection of Knitting Patterns from 1900-1909

Jackets and Tams: a Selection of Knitting Patterns from 1910-1919

Fair Isle and Sportswear: a Selection of Knitting Patterns from 1920 to 1929

Stripes and Swagger: a Selection of Knitting Patterns from 1930-1939

Gloves and Gathered Shoulders: a Selection of Knitting Patterns from 1940 to 1949

Off-the-Shoulder Tops and Swing Coats: a Selection of Knitting Patterns from 1950-1959

Mini-Skirts and Mod Style: a Selection of Knitting Patterns from 1960-1969

Tank Tops and Toggles: a Selection of Knitting Patterns from 1970 to 1979

Oversized and Over-Patterned: a Selection of Knitting Patterns from 1980-1989

Tunics and Tapestries: A Selection of Knitting Patterns from 1990-1999.
Feb 22, 2019 10:43:51   #
If by some chance Bernie wins the 2020 election, he will be 79 by the time he is sworn in as POTUS. He is good on the economy, but he's out of his depth on foreign policy and rather seriously behind the curve on social justice issues. I don't think his running this time is a good idea, as there are much better candidates and it seems like a waste of resources.
Feb 18, 2019 13:46:35   #
I've done a series of posts of selected patterns for various types of knitted bag patterns on my blog. If you've been thinking you'd like to make yourself a handbag, backpack, tote, messenger bag, or clutch, you might find a worthy pattern in one of these posts.

Clutch This! A selection of clutch and wristlet patterns:

In the Bag. A selection of handbag and purse designs:

Totes Adorable. A selection of tote bag patterns:

Messenger Bags That Send a Message. A post of messenger bag patterns:

Packful of Backpacks. My picks for the best backpack patterns on Ravelry:

Hope you enjoy these patterns!
Feb 18, 2019 13:35:35   #
That pattern on the front is gorgeous! Could you please provide a Ravelry link to the pattern?
Feb 14, 2019 14:17:41   #
Wow, that's one of the most realistic knitted animals I've ever seen. Very, very cute!
Feb 14, 2019 13:45:13   #
Here are some special Valentine's Day knitting posts for you:

A selection of Valentine's Day knitting patterns. My favourite is the heart-shaped cushion that says "Bite Me" on it.:D

A post of selected knitted lingerie patterns. For those not-so-quiet evenings in.

And here's a selection of naughty knits:

And finally, a Valentine's Day knitting fable:

Hope you enjoy them!
Feb 11, 2019 12:50:56   #
Seriously. Some of these people are going to wake up in the middle of the night to find that their put-upon pets are eating their faces.
Feb 11, 2019 12:13:37   #
Here's a fun little post I wrote for my blog about pets and the knitted/crocheted items their people have made for them:
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