Monthly Archives: December 2012

A Knitting Holiday!

During my scarf knitting marathon in preparation for gift giving, I started a shawl kit that I received last year in a Christmas swap. With the scarf knitting, I got very, very little knitting done on this shawl. Now that … Continue reading

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Vanilla Almond Crescents (Vanilkové Rohlíky)

These cookies are a standard in central european Christmas baking. It just wouldn’t be Christmas without them! They are a variation of a rich shortbread with the addition of almonds and then they are rolled in vanilla sugar.  You can … Continue reading

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Whoooooo Hooooooo! Done!

Today, I finished labelling and sorting the 50 scarves for the staff at the retirement home that my father-in-law lives in. Many of the scarves were made by my mother and a friend even donated a scarf to the cause. What … Continue reading

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One Row Lace Scarf 2

Here is the second in the one row lace series of scarf “patterns”. This a basic faggoting done across the width and the length of the scarf. You can use any yarn, though wool yarns will block the best. Use needles … Continue reading

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One Row Lace Scarf 1

This is the first of a series of super easy lace scarf patterns. Well, the word pattern is a bit grand for what these are really. Perhaps idea or concept might be a bit more appropriate. This lovely scarf is … Continue reading

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Knitting away like a mad woman (what do you mean “like”?)

The holidays are fast approaching and I am doing holiday knitting. Every year I do some holiday knitting, but this year it is actually a LOT of holiday knitting. My father-in-law has dementia and had gone from being an independent, … Continue reading

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