Author Archive: finngarianmama

Places I knit

I tend to take my knitting everywhere with me. Waiting at the hospital lab… Waiting to pick up one of my kids from school…. Even sitting at the pool for the kids’ swimming lessons. Of course there is my usual spot on the couch at home. Anywhere I am waiting, or just resting at the …

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A quick nod to Knittinghelp.com!

I was so delighted to see that one of my go-to sites for knitting help, Knittinghelp.com has linked to my blog!  Thank you so much to the mod there who linked to my pattern for big squishy bed socks. Here is their forum thread with my link in it!  🙂 I have found their videos on knitting …

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Baby Knitting!

I am just so excited about how this little layette has turned out. I mentioned in my last post that a dear lifelong friend of mine is about to become a grandma, so of course I just had to make a few sweet baby things for the new parents. I started by making these adorable …

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100 days of knitting – progress!

My 100 days of knitting has progressed well.  I did miss a couple of days in there but overall I knit most of the days since I began on January 8.  I have gotten quite a few things done!  I finished the hat I was making for my friend.  She loves it, it’s a great …

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Giving this another go

It seems like each year around the start of the new year I get a renewed urge to write in my blog.  This year is no different.  I was inspired again by a couple of friends.  Carolynn at CinnamonStitches and Jodie at Disasters With Yarn are two of my close friends in real life.  We …

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I am back!

In spring of 2013, my husband and I began the long task of designing and building a house.  We moved in about 6 months ago, while still in the process of finishing the house ourselves!   Finally it is mostly done and we are settling in quite nicely. Lucy at Attic 24 is a crocheter and lives …

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Estonian lace, and conquering the nupp

Today I had a nice quiet day ahead of me with both children at school and nothing on my calendar.  Everyone has been sick for the past week except me and I needed a restful day.  What better way to get rest, than to knit Estonian lace for the first time? This is a Nancy …

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Birthday, then sick-day activites

My daughter has been home from school sick for the past two days.  Today she is better but still needed a day to rest.  I got out some tools I thought she might enjoy, but it turned out that at 6 years old, she isn’t quite ready to use them.  There is my childhood potholder …

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Monsters

I have recently knitted a pair of monsters for 600 Monsters Strong, a group that was formed on Ravelry in response to the Sandy Hill school shootings.  It first began in an effort to provide the kids at Sandy Hook with cuddly toys, but has since expanded to donate monsters to any child who has …

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Trio of Baby Hats – Free Patterns

I have a friend who is pregnant and expecting a little boy this winter.  She asked me if I would knit some baby hats in what she said “masculine colors”.  So I went out shopping and picked up some Paton’s Canadiana, which is 100% acrylic, very soft, very springy, and not at all like other …

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