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Warm Weather, Warm Wool

Image This project is officially out of season, but it’s just too cool not to share! (And yay for weather that makes mittens unnecessary! Warmth, it’s been too long!)  Image I designed these mittens myself, with ten-stitch pattern repeats for the colorwork, afterthought thumbs, and colors, colors, colors! Image No combination of colors is the same for any of the blocks of patterning, and the thumbs are two different shades of orange.DSC_8411 Winter’s over now, but these sure made cold days a little more cheerful!DSC_8420

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Spending and Splurging

I am not the kind of person who buys a $50 top. I like to dream about what I would buy if I had a hundred, thousand, or million dollars (I think it’d be mostly Boden), but the reality is, I’m pretty cheap. If something is over $5, and I don’t LOVE it, I usually don’t buy it. The result? I never really regret buying anything…..(but maybe that’s because I don’t buy anything, now that I think of it!) Maybe this is partly attributed to the fact that my spending money comes from babysitting, and isn’t exactly plentiful, but it’s also just me. And I thought that’s just how it would stay. But…..I went to a yarn sale….and yarn was 20% off…and I splurged. Although, given my thrifty ways, it’s still pretty small. Just two skeins. And it was on sale.Image

Guys, I bought some Noro.  $16 dollars a skein. And I love it. I was kind of excited after I bought it, telling my family, “Look, isn’t it pretty? OOOHHH! look at the pink. And the teal. and the green. It looks like unicorn colors!” And it does. I was also justifying my purchase…”That cost a lot…..but I had that extra babysitting job, and that plant watering, and I haven’t bought anything expensive lately…It’s probably the best price I could have gotten..” Which is true. So I’m enjoying it. And looking up project ideas, and plotting and planning.Image

Iro. (Color 103, In case you wanted to know!) Pretty-pretty tealy-turquoise, pink, some green, a little red, and probably some other colors I forgot about, too.ImageKochoran (Color 79) The above mentioned unicorn colored yarn. It’s softer than the Iro, because it’s 30% Angora.

I’m off to pet my yarn! -Tenley

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Let’s Be Friends!

Sorry for not posting for so long. I’d like to say I’ve been writing up knitting patterns, but I haven’t. I’ve been doing other crafty stuff, though.


 Like making friendship bracelets. (No, I didn’t make ALL of these!)


I’m making and selling them with some friends to raise money for our group, Operation Kaleidoscope Kids, which will raise funds to buy toys for kids in children’s hospitals. We’re also organizing a road race to raise funds. It’s pretty exciting, and nice to have something to do this summer!


(All lined up!)


To “advertise” I’ve been wearing these two bracelets around. The fish patterned one was made by my mom when she was in college, and I made the bordered chevron. The colors were inspired by…..(can you guess?)…….



The yarn in my basket (not my only yarn-stashing place, don’t worry!) has a really cool color palette of yellow-orange (I like to think of it as mild orange), periwinkle blue, pink, and green. Sort of unexpected and random, but I love it!

Do you have a favorite unique color combo? If so, I’d love to hear it.  Just comment below!


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