Category Archives: Knitting Anecdotes

Who Dares Steal a Tiger’s Vestments?

Several shoppers at the craft show asked if my teddy bear sweaters fit American Girl dolls.  They don’t, but the question got me wondering if the sweaters would fit any other type of doll. Today, my two original Cabbage Patch … Continue reading

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Knitting Doll on Duty

Ever used one of these? I haven’t, but have known of them for some time. At first I thought they were usually female, but apparently I’m wrong. My mom picked up this specimen at church when one of the older … Continue reading

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Charlie Chaplin’s Dirty Chores Rag

The place: Rock Valley College, Fall 2009 The Movie:Modern Times The Mistake: I forgot my knitting needles and dishcloth patterns Since I can’t watch a movie without knitting anymore, I ran to the craft store for knitting needles and yarn. … Continue reading

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From the Knitting Bag II: Various Gadgets

What else is in here? These two row counters are probably the handiest knitting gadgets I own. They fit rigth on the needdle. This stitch holder is the least handy knitting gadget I own. Since I’ve switched to double pointed … Continue reading

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From the Knitting Bag 1: Needles

Instead of posting a pattern every week, I’ve decided to start a new segment called “From the Knitting Bag”, featuring knitting tools and anecdotes. You’ll like it, I promise. My mom bought this bag for me when I first started … Continue reading

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Valentine Roses

Happy Valentine’s Day! Everything in this picture has a story, but I’m sure you’re most curious about the roses, which are the namesake of this blog and a key part of my avatar as well. The dog clothes can be … Continue reading

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Working with Hand-Me-Down Yarn

A couple of months ago, one of my cousins adopted a baby, and since I’d made toys for my other cousin’s babies (see “Meet Carl”), it was only fair to make one for this new arrival too. I found a … Continue reading

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