GreyScape, another sock weight jumper in progress.

GreyScape, another sock weight jumper in progress.

Knitting, Uncategorized
Not So Crazy GreyScape, in progress What's on the needles just now? This. Another sock weight jumper, of course. I wear these all the time! This is based on the Not So Crazy Stripes  pullover by the talented Alfa Knits. I've made two already and find that they fit very well. I don't usually buy sweater quantities of yarn, opting rather for 50 or 100 g of a colour at any given time. Luckily, when you love certain shades there is a good chance that you can cobble together a garment quantity with only a few additions.  This is one of the ramdom palettes that was almost enough. Twelvehundred (1200) metres or three balls of sock yarn is enough for a 3/4 to long sleeve version for me.  Size 34/36.…
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To Hook or to Punch?  Rugs, that is.

To Hook or to Punch? Rugs, that is.

Rug Hooking
For me it has become a pretty simple question to answer.  While I like the look of traditional hooked rugs, I am smitten with the newer style of punch hooking. Rug hooking is a big part of East Coast Canadian Culture. I wrote a piece about it as a guest blogger for the Second Annual Digby Multicultural Festival. You can read the post here. I had never made a hooked rug before moving to Nova Scotia. My only experience with rug making was the 'shudder' acrylic latch hooking kits of the 70's ish era.  Couldn't bring myself to make one of those even then. Yes, the yarn snobbery is strong with this one. When my sister-in-law heard I was taking up rug hooking to get to know the neighbours, she…
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