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FO: Antipodes and a giveaway | Celtic Cast On

The weekend seems to have turned into giveaway time! I don’t mind a bit and I’m sure you won’t either 😉 I recently finished a test knit for Libby of Truly Myrtle. I told myself I wasn’t going to test much anymore and when Libby asked me I said that I didn’t really have the time to test right now. She sent me back a picture of said test in… Read More »FO: Antipodes and a giveaway | Celtic Cast On

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Stockholm | Celtic Cast On

We had friends stay with us this past week from Arizona. I found out a week before they arrived and thought oh I should whip her up a cowl because she is probably going to freeze. The days ticked by and I still had yet to cast on….. Oh I’ll just crank it out on the weekend I thought…….. apparently I WASN’T thinking straight that week because the cowl I… Read More »Stockholm | Celtic Cast On

Hierro | Celtic Cast On

 First off I need to say Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends! I hope you are enjoying the cooler weather that seems to have crept in on us all of a sudden. Time to pull out all the handknits! Speaking of handknits… you may remember my pattern Hierro from Pom Pom Quarterly’sAutumn 2013 Issue 6. The rights have reverted back to me and I’m excited to be able to… Read More »Hierro | Celtic Cast On

Knit East 2013 | Celtic Cast On

This past weekend I attended a maritime knitting convention called Knit East held at The Algonquin This is the second time the event has happened and the second time I have attended. This year had a fantastic line up of teachers: Bristol Ivy, Susan B Anderson, Mary Jane Mucklestone, Ann Budd, Deb Barnhill and Stephanie Pearl McPhee There were so many choices for classes that I had a really hard time… Read More »Knit East 2013 | Celtic Cast On

Finger Mouse | Celtic Cast On

I recently tested this sweet finger puppet kit by Victoria of Little Black Duck You may remember this crown and wand I won on Victoria’s blog last year. Like everything Victoria does, this kit is impeccable. Everything is included to make your mouse *even the needle!* the only thing you will need is a pair of scissors to cut the felt. I was a little hesitant to begin the cutting because as anyone knows felt… Read More »Finger Mouse | Celtic Cast On

Book Review – Farmyard Knits | Celtic Cast On

Monika of Smoking Hot Needles sent me a lovely knitting book to review. The book is Farmyard Knits by Fiona Goble This adorable book contains patterns and full step by step instructions to knit this entire farmyard of friends.There are tips to help you through the progress of choosing yarn and suggestions on how to may each one unique. There are 12 patterns in the book, farmer and wife, the… Read More »Book Review – Farmyard Knits | Celtic Cast On

Kids Book Reviews | Celtic Cast On

Recently T and I had the chance to review some kids books. Sometimes its turkey, Sometimes its feathers by Lorna & Lecia Balian This is a mixed media book, the backgrounds are actual photographs of things while Mrs. Gumm etc are all drawings. At first I wasn’t sure I liked this idea but upon reading it a second time I decided that it was pretty neat. The story is of… Read More »Kids Book Reviews | Celtic Cast On

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Preschool | Celtic Cast On

Today my not quite 3 year old started Preschool. Although sometimes shy T takes after Moose by having a very laid back attitude and had no problem marching right up to those doors like she’d done it every day for the last year. A stop for a quick picture and then it was down to business….. She made a bee line for the cars of course! I’m excited to see her… Read More »Preschool | Celtic Cast On