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December, 2016

  • 14 December

    Starting Over: Our New Beginning in France

    When we realized that we weren’t going to the states and that my husband would be free to work from home wherever he wanted, there was only one place on our minds – FRANCE!  After spending so many holidays there over the past number of years, we had both totally fallen …

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  • 1 December

    A Summary of Things

    All it I takes is a quick look at my blog timeline to see that other than the odd knitting project, I’ve not really been writing a whole lot. Why? Well, mostly because I’ve been too damn tired. I had very limited mental and physical energy to put towards anything …

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November, 2016

  • 29 November

    La Benaize Hat Reveal

    My new fair isle hat design is complete and as promised, here is a better look at it! I even came up with a name for it already, which is surprising as I often hum and haw for ages over the name. I’ve decided to name it after La Benaize, …

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  • 7 November

    Design WIP: La Benaize Hat

    The cold weather must be working its magic on me, because I appear to be on a bit of a hat kick! I have been working on another hat design, this time using leftover yarn from my BlueSand Cardigan that I made a while back using Scheepjes Stone Washed. Hello, recycled yarn …

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October, 2016

  • 20 October

    Black Brook Beanie Pattern

    Wow, so it’s been a while! It has been almost seven months since I last posted about this hat and so much has changed in that time! So much to write about that I’m not even sure where to start, which is why I haven’t yet.  Anyway, I had originally …

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July, 2016

  • 6 July

    Last Dance on the Beach CAL: Week 12

    Welcome! Well, the final square is mine and I can’t believe we are here already, wow… just a few weeks to go and many of you will have a completed blanket! Although, some of us will wonder what we will do with all our free time on Wednesdays… I hope you like the square …

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April, 2016

  • 22 April

    Stone Washed BlueSand Cardigan Complete!

    FINALLY! My BlueSand Cardigan finished! Well, it’s been finished for a while but I’ve been so busy wearing it and loving it that I haven’t gotten around to writing about it! Please ignore the state of me in the photo. I’m dreadfully anemic at the moment and had just had a …

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March, 2016

  • 26 March

    Black Brook Beanie Reveal

    Remember the hat design I said I was working on, well I did actually finish it! Ta daaa, the Black Brook Beanie! It seems a bit late in the season to be revealing a hat, unless you’re in Canada or something! Whatever, it’s not too early to start preparing for next …

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  • 13 March

    Stripey Sock Love

    I’ve been on a bit of a sock kick lately, and have been putting my stash of Scheepjes Invicta Extra and Invicta Colour to good use.  My favourite so far are these striped socks!  If you can knit socks this is super easy.  Not a pattern as such, as we …

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February, 2016

  • 15 February

    Holiday Hat Design Plans

    A while back I mentioned on my Facebook page that my husband and I have plans to visit Iceland this spring. Of course, with plans for an adventure like that, you need to prepare!  By prepare, I mean knit hats and socks like your life depends on it! Since I’ve been on …

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January, 2016

  • 6 January

    Mira River Wrap Pattern

    As promised, I have the pattern ready for the Mira River Wrap.  I enjoyed making this so much and am really proud of it, I hope you like it too! In the pattern I’ve included instructions for both a beaded and non-beaded version, although I can’t imagine why you wouldn’t …

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  • 5 January

    Our Cottage Christmas Getaway

    I know it’s not totally unlike me to not write regularly, but just in case you were wondering why I went so silent after my last post, it’s because I’ve been away for the last three weeks! I’ve been blissfully knitting, designing, reading and generally being a big ol’ lazy …

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December, 2015

  • 24 December

    Preview: Mira River Wrap

    So, here it is! I can finally share some photos of my very first design and I must say I’m pretty in love with it. It’s just a preview at the moment as I still have to write out the pattern.  You can expect early in the new year, or …

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  • 4 December

    Candy Cane Wine Cozy

    Ok folks!  Here it is, my very first ever released design!  I know I said my beaded scarf was my first design, and it is…. but this was a lot quicker to make, so I was able to release it first.  Just in time for the Scheepjes Christmas Blog Hop! …

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November, 2015

  • 28 November

    Scheepjes Christmas Blog Hop 2015

    Remember last year when us Scheepjes Bloggers got together for a Christmas blog hop? Well, we’re back for another!  We will be sharing both knitted and crocheted Christmas designs for yourself or quick gifts for friends and family, all projects that can be whipped up just in time for Christmas! …

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  • 21 November

    Sneak Peak: My First Design

    Yup, you read right. I designed a thing… or am in the process of designing a thing, rather.   I’m carefully tiptoeing into the world of design!  I have decided to start off simple, with a nice scarf in a stitch I discovered recently and really loved.  This kept the …

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  • 14 November

    Feel the Rhythm!

    Before I go any further, if the title made you think “… feel the ride!” (because it’s been stuck in your head ever since Cool Runnings), we are kindred spirits. Anyway, months ago some of us Scheepjes bloggers were asked what we would like to see added to their yarn line.  At …

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October, 2015

  • 14 October

    Sophie’s Universe: Part One

    I plan to keep track of my Sophie’s Universe project as I go along, but of course, I only decided this once I was part way through!  So there are a few steps I may miss along the way and my initial photos will just be quick Instagram pics I …

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  • 7 October

    Stone Washed Sophie: Yarn Delivery

    I need another WIP like I need a hole in the head, but there are some projects that are just too hard to resist.  I planned to dial it back and try to get my WIP’s under control, but then I discovered Sophie’s Universe, a CAL that was put on by Dedri, one …

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September, 2015

  • 18 September

    Med Cruise Day 6: Our 15th Anniversary in Istanbul, Turkey!

    On our sixth day of the cruise we found ourselves celebrating our 15th wedding anniversary in Istanbul, Turkey! Istanbul was hands down one of our favorite places that we visited during our cruise.  This was one of the cities that I was able to plan for us to walk off …

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