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Organic Cones | Celtic Cast On

So I’m tackling boxes like a champ and getting through things but as you work your mind wanders….that is if you aren’t being asked to read a book, watch a bike show or chase someone. My thoughts are wandering to my most recent FO. Pattern:Indigo Cones by Aileen Ryder Yarn: Sublime Yarns Organic Cotton DK Mods: I added one extra chart repeat on the body and I didn’t turn up… Read More »Organic Cones | Celtic Cast On


Chuck | Celtic Cast On

It’s that time of the week again… and I have a finished sweater!! Meet Chuck, my test for Andi of Untangling Knots. Knit with Cascade 220 in THE perfect shade of red #9552. I love cropped sweaters, they truly look fantastic with day/tea dresses so when I found this dress in Portland on the way to Ireland I knew it had to be mine. It was a tad big at… Read More »Chuck | Celtic Cast On

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Gall Dang! | Celtic Cast On

Another week has rolled by again….. I don’t know where the time is going, this summer is flying by. I have a confession.. last wednesday instead of knitting away I was actually having an organ removed! Sounds a lot worse than it is but really last wednesday I was in surgery having my Gallbladder removed. Since we were in Ireland 5 months ago I began having back pain, I thought it… Read More »Gall Dang! | Celtic Cast On


Luvin The Mommyhood KAL | Celtic Cast On

I’ve joined the Luvinthemommyhood: Tops, Tanks and Tee’s KAL Cast On date was April 11th 2012 Cast Off is May 23rd 2012 Basically you pick any top tank or tee your little heart desires and knit it. There are a TON of people over at the Luvinthemommyhood forum on Ravelry chatting about their patterns and yarn right now. This is seriously a fun KAL. I chose to knit Farrah…… correction… Read More »Luvin The Mommyhood KAL | Celtic Cast On

Yarn Along | Celtic Cast On

Excited to join Yarn Along today and tell you about a book I just couldn’t put down! I read Yellow Crocus by Laila Ibrahim in two days. I stayed up waaaay too late the first night and then finished it off during nap time the following day.  Set in the 1800’s on a Cotton Plantation the story is told in the eyes of  Mattie a slave who has to leave… Read More »Yarn Along | Celtic Cast On

Yarn Along | Celtic Cast On

It’s time for another yarn along with Ginny I’m afraid I haven’t got much reading done lately. I started listening to book 3 of the Hunger Games called Mockingjay but didn’t get very far. As for knitting I think I’ve done more winding than knitting. I ran out of yarn for my Vintage inspired socks I was working on…. a knitter from my local knitting group  is hooking me up… Read More »Yarn Along | Celtic Cast On

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I Heart Aran | Celtic Cast On

Pattern :I Heart Aran by Tanis Lavallee Yarn : Lion Brand Fisherman’s Wool in natural Mods: Added two inches to the length of the body. In retrospect I should have added 4.  Lengthened sleeves to 20 inches from cast on edge to under arm. Rav link to my project Well it sure did take me long enough to complete this one. I had 70% of it done in September of… Read More »I Heart Aran | 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