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Lauren's Library Blanket - 4

Lauren's Library Blanket - 4

I've been working away on my Library Blanket, but with all my projects that are currently on needles, it's been a little slow.  I made it through the first section of horizontal stripe easily and was very excited to start the first vertical stripe section. It was super simple to cast on the extra stitches to give the vertical height and then start the vertical striping process.  I've got a little tip for you too. When I started kntting the blanket, I figured out that 5 garter ridges is equal to 1 inch. Throughout the pattern they tell you measurements...

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Sock Talk - Binding off

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Sock Talk - Binding off

When you're finally done knitting your socks, there's one finishing piece left to do - bind off. Depending on where you started, you'll need different bind off methods. If you started at the cuff, you'll need to finish off the toe with an invisible bind off. You definitely don't want a ridge there. The best way is the Kitchener Stitch. You graft the stitches together so that it looks like the material just keeps going.     If you started at the toe, your bind off needs to be as stretchy as your ribbing. A traditional bind off won't have...

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Sock Talk - Heels

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Sock Talk - Heels

Heels are a fun area of a sock to play around, try different ones and figure out which ones fits you best or the ones you prefer to knit. They all have different benefits. Sometimes we'll choose a specific heel because of the yarn we're using. (Don't want all those nice stripes getting messed up.) Sometimes we'll choose a heel because of the look. Sometimes we'll choose a heel because of the fit. Some heels require a gusset section, some do not. Some heels are knit while you knit the socks, some are done after. A few heels I've tried...

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Knit In Public Day update

Knit In Public Day update

With the early beginning of Phase 1, we've been given the opportunity to meet for World Wide Knit In Public Day. Outdoor gatherings of up to 10 people are bein allowed through this Phase. I know it is short notice so we will continue with our virtual plans as well. Here's the plan:* I'll be popping on Facebook for a quick Live at 10AM to kick off the day.* The store will be open 10AM to 3PM for instore shopping.* If you want to, bring a lawn chair and your knitting down to the store during the above hours. We...

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New shopping guidelines starting Saturday!!

New shopping guidelines starting Saturday!!

Finally some good news!! Ontario is entering Phase 1 on Friday. This means we can finally start shopping in person once again. Woo hoo!So starting Saturday, customers will be able to shop instore. Please bear with me as the store may not be quite up to normal shopping standards. We had some construction work done inside on Tuesday. I've got some cleaning and rearranging to do on Thursday. Hopefully there will be enough time to get everything set up again. However it is, it will definitely be shoppable. Here's the Shopping Guidelines for Phase 1: * Two customers or one bubble...

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