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garter stitch & wool

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EZ’s baby booties pattern in some wool from my weaving stash. I have to wind more off the cone so I can continue knitting with two strands.
I also started a Christmas stocking inspired by a collection of white stockings in the December issue of Martha Stewart Living. All white, knit and sewn. The knit version has a generous garter stitch cuff followed by plain stockinette stitch in a beaded and sequined yarn. I’m usually not a fan of beaded yarns, but Martha makes them look so elegant and festive in the photo. I’d love to have a collection of all white stockings to hang up this year…


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barn coat hat

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Liberty of London squares – I’m starting my first quilt!
Barn Coat Hat in wool to match this coat.
A simple hat but made of beautiful materials. Soft, organic wool from Swans Island Yarns. Even though the hat is really soft, I’d like to add a lining for extra warmth. My attempts at sewing one to the hat have been unsuccessful. I set up Fiber Hacker – a site to get help with all things fiber related – knitting, sewing, weaving….. Please visit if you have any thoughts on lining a hand knit hat.