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2011 Finished Knits

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Yarn Along 10 | Celtic Cast On

Its been a while since I’ve Joining Ginny for Yarn Along. To be honest I haven’t been reading at all until I downloaded an audio book yesterday.  So, what are you knitting or crocheting right now? What are you reading? Reading – I downloaded Little Princes by Connor Grennan from my local library’s site. I love that I can download audiobooks and ebooks for free from them. Although the selection… Read More »Yarn Along 10 | Celtic Cast On

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Xia | Celtic Cast On

Pattern: Xia by Kessa Tay Anlin Yarn: 5 skeins of  Elann Lara in Antique Plum I have adored this design from the moment I set eyes on it. Kessa designed this modern top with a vintage feel and it could not be more perfect. Knit in one piece from the bottom up Xia was a quick yet interesting knit. The yo pattern is ever changing and keeps you on your… Read More »Xia | Celtic Cast On

Book Review – Spring for Susannah | Celtic Cast On

Susannah realizes that with her parents deceased and no marriage prospects in the wings she has no choice but to agree to become a mail order bride.  She becomes the wife of her pastor’s brother, Jesse. He moved west to Dakota territory to homestead and Susannah makes the long trip out to join him as his wife. Susannah is as shy as they come and doesn’t believe she is good… Read More »Book Review – Spring for Susannah | Celtic Cast On

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Kitty Crack | Celtic Cast On

A few months ago Oiyi asked me to test knit her first toy pattern. I of course jumped at the chance and fell in love with this cute little kittypattern Mao is seamlessly knit from the top down and works up very quickly. He has a flat bottom and the cutest little i cord tail that sets him off. I only had one pair of  small safety eyes left  but… Read More »Kitty Crack | Celtic Cast On

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Garden | Celtic Cast On

I have unsuccessfully tried to garden before…. mind you it wasn’t really a garden. We tried to plant pumpkins and corn *I think* in a pile of rocks…. really it was a terrible place to put a garden at our first house. Live and learn I guess. I decided this year was going to be the year, and I was going to do it RIGHT! First I decided where I… Read More »Garden | Celtic Cast On

Book Review: The Promise of an Angel by Ruth Reid | Celtic Cast On

I recently had the opportunity to review the book, The Promise Of An Angel by Ruth Reid. I’ve read a lot of Amish Fiction in my time, my bookshelf upstairs is a testament to that so I knew what to expect before I began reading. This book however was quite different to the Amish Fiction I’m used to. The story was set in Michigan where usually Ohio or Pennsylvania are… Read More »Book Review: The Promise of an Angel by Ruth Reid | Celtic Cast On

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Manu | Celtic Cast On

Pattern:Manu by Kate Davies Yarn: Rowan Felted Tweed Needles: 4mm circs My last FO of 2010 and I LOVE it! I started this in March when the pattern first became available. I knit through the body fairly quickly and then procrastinated knitting the sleeves for oh 6 months or so. I think if I had realized the detail that this pattern entails and how fun it would have been to… Read More »Manu | Celtic Cast On