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  • knitting « Ciara Stewart
    to wear the hat unlike the sweaters I knit She s already worn it a few times so I count that a success Pattern I heart cables Author Justyna Lorkowska Size Toddler Yarn Cascade Superwash 220 in pink Needles US 7 double pointed getting ready to riiiiiiiiip I had some troubles not keeping close track of where I was in the pattern so I had to rip half of it out Twice As my grandmother used to say As ye knit so shall ye rip It was painful but this happens to me a lot I lose track of what row I m knitting and before I know it I have to unknit hours of work Knitting is very meditative until that point sob The pattern itself was fairly easy if you are familiar with cables and double pointed needles The only thing left to do is make pompoms for the top and tassels Voila A hat to keep off the bitter frost in splendid fashion Success Comments Off on Knitting Pink I heart Cables Hat comments Posted in knitting hat I heart cables knitting knitting project Jul 20 Cast on Oslo Walk Shawl On my birthday I cast on my first knitting project in almost a year I developed mommy thumb last year and had to give up knitting and picking up the baby and typing and other Important Duties The surgery in January to loosen the tendon sheath was successful and though I fully recovered after a few months I haven t had time to myself for a long long time The writing deadline thing is a real craft killer But this year for my birthday I decided I couldn t ignore that knitting itch any longer It was time to cast on and it was long past

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  • hat « Ciara Stewart
    It s a color not an anti feminist doctrine Your favorite color is pink J said to me the other day No actually I like blue It is You have a pink book and a pink cover I opened my mouth Shut it Logic You re right kid You have me there We discussed that one did not always have to wear one s favorite color Or release books in one s favorite color for that matter Sometimes it s good to change it up For instance mommy s first book was blue So anyway since J also likes to strip off her warm clothes and we are deep in the throes of winter I decided to go pink pink pink to try to get her to wear coats hats and mittens It s working Mostly I also hoped that if she picked out the yarn she might deign to wear the hat unlike the sweaters I knit She s already worn it a few times so I count that a success Pattern I heart cables Author Justyna Lorkowska Size Toddler Yarn Cascade Superwash 220 in pink Needles US 7 double pointed getting ready to riiiiiiiiip I had some troubles not keeping close track of where I was in the pattern so I had to rip half of it out Twice As my grandmother used to say As ye knit so shall ye rip It was painful but this happens to me a lot I lose track of what row I m knitting and before I know it I have to unknit hours of work Knitting is very meditative until that point sob The pattern itself was fairly easy if you are familiar with cables and double pointed needles The only thing left to do is make pompoms for the

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  • I heart cables « Ciara Stewart
    color It s a color not an anti feminist doctrine Your favorite color is pink J said to me the other day No actually I like blue It is You have a pink book and a pink cover I opened my mouth Shut it Logic You re right kid You have me there We discussed that one did not always have to wear one s favorite color Or release books in one s favorite color for that matter Sometimes it s good to change it up For instance mommy s first book was blue So anyway since J also likes to strip off her warm clothes and we are deep in the throes of winter I decided to go pink pink pink to try to get her to wear coats hats and mittens It s working Mostly I also hoped that if she picked out the yarn she might deign to wear the hat unlike the sweaters I knit She s already worn it a few times so I count that a success Pattern I heart cables Author Justyna Lorkowska Size Toddler Yarn Cascade Superwash 220 in pink Needles US 7 double pointed getting ready to riiiiiiiiip I had some troubles not keeping close track of where I was in the pattern so I had to rip half of it out Twice As my grandmother used to say As ye knit so shall ye rip It was painful but this happens to me a lot I lose track of what row I m knitting and before I know it I have to unknit hours of work Knitting is very meditative until that point sob The pattern itself was fairly easy if you are familiar with cables and double pointed needles The only thing left to do is make pompoms for

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  • knitting « Ciara Stewart
    to wear the hat unlike the sweaters I knit She s already worn it a few times so I count that a success Pattern I heart cables Author Justyna Lorkowska Size Toddler Yarn Cascade Superwash 220 in pink Needles US 7 double pointed getting ready to riiiiiiiiip I had some troubles not keeping close track of where I was in the pattern so I had to rip half of it out Twice As my grandmother used to say As ye knit so shall ye rip It was painful but this happens to me a lot I lose track of what row I m knitting and before I know it I have to unknit hours of work Knitting is very meditative until that point sob The pattern itself was fairly easy if you are familiar with cables and double pointed needles The only thing left to do is make pompoms for the top and tassels Voila A hat to keep off the bitter frost in splendid fashion Success Comments Off on Knitting Pink I heart Cables Hat comments Posted in knitting hat I heart cables knitting knitting project Jul 20 Cast on Oslo Walk Shawl On my birthday I cast on my first knitting project in almost a year I developed mommy thumb last year and had to give up knitting and picking up the baby and typing and other Important Duties The surgery in January to loosen the tendon sheath was successful and though I fully recovered after a few months I haven t had time to myself for a long long time The writing deadline thing is a real craft killer But this year for my birthday I decided I couldn t ignore that knitting itch any longer It was time to cast on and it was long past

    Original URL path: http://ciarastewart.com/?tag=knitting (2016-04-26)
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  • knitting project « Ciara Stewart
    It s a color not an anti feminist doctrine Your favorite color is pink J said to me the other day No actually I like blue It is You have a pink book and a pink cover I opened my mouth Shut it Logic You re right kid You have me there We discussed that one did not always have to wear one s favorite color Or release books in one s favorite color for that matter Sometimes it s good to change it up For instance mommy s first book was blue So anyway since J also likes to strip off her warm clothes and we are deep in the throes of winter I decided to go pink pink pink to try to get her to wear coats hats and mittens It s working Mostly I also hoped that if she picked out the yarn she might deign to wear the hat unlike the sweaters I knit She s already worn it a few times so I count that a success Pattern I heart cables Author Justyna Lorkowska Size Toddler Yarn Cascade Superwash 220 in pink Needles US 7 double pointed getting ready to riiiiiiiiip I had some troubles not keeping close track of where I was in the pattern so I had to rip half of it out Twice As my grandmother used to say As ye knit so shall ye rip It was painful but this happens to me a lot I lose track of what row I m knitting and before I know it I have to unknit hours of work Knitting is very meditative until that point sob The pattern itself was fairly easy if you are familiar with cables and double pointed needles The only thing left to do is make pompoms for the

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  • Christmas Tree Star tutorial « Ciara Stewart
    We ve had great fun introducing her to Saint Lucia Frosty the Snowman creches Christmas lights and eggnog She really enjoyed picking out and decorating the tree with us and begged for her own tree in her room J Daddy I want a pink tree Daddy Anything you want Princess Me And next he ll buy you a pony Ryan s brother was in town for the week and he helped J decorate her tree pink as requested I made a tree topper for her too pink of course I like to make things up as a go along Here it is my first tutorial Please comment if you have questions Christmas Tree Star Tutorial Materials yellow felt or pink spare yarn or thick tapestry thread tapestry needle cotton batting Directions Take two equal sized pieces of felt and fold in half Trace half a star along the fold so that when it is unfolded you will have two identical symmetrical stars You can be a perfectionist about this and make each star point the same size but I think a little asymmetry looks better for this kind of ornament Cut out your 2 felt stars Thread your tapestry needle Sew stars together making each stitch about 1 4 inch I looped around the outside edge every other stitch over under out and back through same hole over under out repeat Make sure you leave enough space at the bottom for a hole to a stuff and b fit on the top tree branch When you ve gone all the way around the star once turn around and fill in the remaining stitches over under over under back through your same stitch holes Don t forget to leave enough room for the tree to fit in the center hole at

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  • tutorial « Ciara Stewart
    enough to participate We ve had great fun introducing her to Saint Lucia Frosty the Snowman creches Christmas lights and eggnog She really enjoyed picking out and decorating the tree with us and begged for her own tree in her room J Daddy I want a pink tree Daddy Anything you want Princess Me And next he ll buy you a pony Ryan s brother was in town for the week and he helped J decorate her tree pink as requested I made a tree topper for her too pink of course I like to make things up as a go along Here it is my first tutorial Please comment if you have questions Christmas Tree Star Tutorial Materials yellow felt or pink spare yarn or thick tapestry thread tapestry needle cotton batting Directions Take two equal sized pieces of felt and fold in half Trace half a star along the fold so that when it is unfolded you will have two identical symmetrical stars You can be a perfectionist about this and make each star point the same size but I think a little asymmetry looks better for this kind of ornament Cut out your 2 felt stars Thread your tapestry needle Sew stars together making each stitch about 1 4 inch I looped around the outside edge every other stitch over under out and back through same hole over under out repeat Make sure you leave enough space at the bottom for a hole to a stuff and b fit on the top tree branch When you ve gone all the way around the star once turn around and fill in the remaining stitches over under over under back through your same stitch holes Don t forget to leave enough room for the tree to fit in the

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  • Christmas « Ciara Stewart
    enough to participate We ve had great fun introducing her to Saint Lucia Frosty the Snowman creches Christmas lights and eggnog She really enjoyed picking out and decorating the tree with us and begged for her own tree in her room J Daddy I want a pink tree Daddy Anything you want Princess Me And next he ll buy you a pony Ryan s brother was in town for the week and he helped J decorate her tree pink as requested I made a tree topper for her too pink of course I like to make things up as a go along Here it is my first tutorial Please comment if you have questions Christmas Tree Star Tutorial Materials yellow felt or pink spare yarn or thick tapestry thread tapestry needle cotton batting Directions Take two equal sized pieces of felt and fold in half Trace half a star along the fold so that when it is unfolded you will have two identical symmetrical stars You can be a perfectionist about this and make each star point the same size but I think a little asymmetry looks better for this kind of ornament Cut out your 2 felt stars Thread your tapestry needle Sew stars together making each stitch about 1 4 inch I looped around the outside edge every other stitch over under out and back through same hole over under out repeat Make sure you leave enough space at the bottom for a hole to a stuff and b fit on the top tree branch When you ve gone all the way around the star once turn around and fill in the remaining stitches over under over under back through your same stitch holes Don t forget to leave enough room for the tree to fit in the

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