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2011 Finished Knits

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Gamine | Celtic Cast On

Pattern: Gamine by Tori Gurbisz of Lachesis & Co Yarn: Paton’s Classic Wool Ok so I lied but not intentionally…. Gamine is my final FO of 2011. I was all set to frog back and move the button-hole positions up two stitches but when I realized I would have to frog the hem, collar AND both button bands I decided I could live with it. This was a test knit… Read More »Gamine | Celtic Cast On

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Peppermint Pukes | Celtic Cast On

The last FO of 2011 that I have yet to blog about., my Peppermint Pukes. These socks were started in Cat Bordhi’s sock class that I took at KnitEast. It was Cat’s Discovery Sock class and we used her recipe to knit them. I was quite surprised to discover that knitting plain socks Cat’s way I only need 48 sts!  Yes my friends 48 sts! That leaves a lot of… Read More »Peppermint Pukes | Celtic Cast On

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Ignus Junior | Celtic Cast On

I’m very excited to show you this adorable test knit I did for Carol Feller Its a bonus pattern you get free when you pre order Carol‘s newest booklet Scrumptious Knits The hip length tunic is knit top down with a gorgeous cable pattern running down the sides. Accenting cables pop up here and there and there is also the option to add pockets to hide all those special treasures… Read More »Ignus Junior | Celtic Cast On

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Courtenay | Celtic Cast On

There’s nothing like a woolly hat to keep you toasty in the Autumn and Winter months. I recently test knit this sweet beret for the lovely Preeti This is Courtenay, Preeti’s first published pattern! The leaf motif  knits up quickly with worsted weight yarn and can easily be made slouchier with an extra repeat. You have to check out all of Preeti’s versions in solid coloured yarns they are beautiful!… Read More »Courtenay | Celtic Cast On

Firsts | Celtic Cast On

I’m so glad I took pictures of Julissa when I did. That evening it started to snow and the next morning I woke up to this…. T and I took advantage of all that white fluffiness. She took her first sled right of the season around the loop, and built her first ever snowman! She chose what we would use to decorate him while Boss and Molly worked on destroying… Read More »Firsts | Celtic Cast On

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Contemporary Irish Knits | Celtic Cast On

Have you heard about it? Contemporary Irish Knits by the lovely Carol Feller Carol’s book contains 20 seamless designs focusing on the use of Irish yarns and inspired by Ireland’s Knitting Heritage. Carol discusses the orgins of Aran Knitting, takes us on a little tour of three remaining woollen mills that have been operating for generations as well as a look at the new generation of hand dyers emerging. I… Read More »Contemporary Irish Knits | Celtic Cast On

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Little Red On The Ridge | Celtic Cast On

Eat your heart out Ysolda its Little Red On The Ridge! Pattern:Capuchon by Tagil Perlmutter from Petite Purls 10 Yarn: Berroco Lustra 3.5 skeins Mods: Instead of an i cord loop for the button I picked up 6 stitches on the side of the border, knit a few rows, added a buttonhole, knit a few more rows and bound off. I thought this would hold the cape on better and… Read More »Little Red On The Ridge | Celtic Cast On

Knit East part 1 | Celtic Cast On

So as  you know I attended Knit East this past weekend in New Brunswick`s lovely St. Andrew`s by the sea The event was held at the Algonquin Hotel Sarah and I organized a shawl/cowl swap for the event.  We ended up with about 20 knitters taking part and we had a great time exchanging swaps. Here’s a group shot taken by the lovely Heidi I knit the  Amberwell Shawl by… Read More »Knit East part 1 | Celtic Cast On

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Au Naturel | Celtic Cast On

I’m completely smitten with natural and white coloured knits right now. I felt the need to cast on for a warm Fall sweater. Something fitted with some yummy cables in a natural colour of course. I kept coming back to Tanis‘ pattern I Heart Aran and think it would be perfect with some jeans and a tall pair of boots. I am a bit excited to be wearing my boots… Read More »Au Naturel | Celtic Cast On

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Yarn Along 11 | Celtic Cast On

~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading, and the evidence of this often shows up in my photographs. I love seeing what other people are knitting and reading as well. So, what are you knitting or crocheting right now? What are you reading? Take a photo and share it either on your blog or on Flickr. Knitting – I couldn’t resist joining in on the Solid Socks… Read More »Yarn Along 11 | Celtic Cast On