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Frosty Acorn | Celtic Cast On

I recently finished a test knit for Suvi of Suvi Knits. I haven’t tested anything in a while and I honestly don’t really do testing anymore but when I saw Suvi’s sample I just knew that I wanted to knit it. It may have helped that I had the perfect yarn in my stash too. I knit this with: Yarn:  Schoeller and Stahl Fortissima Alpaka in colours 3011 and 3009 Needles:… Read More »Frosty Acorn | Celtic Cast On

Design Along | Celtic Cast On

This is my knitterly friend Sarah aka PrairiePoppins She is currently in the top 5 of the design along challenge that the A Playful Day Podcast is hosting!!! If you listen to the APlayfulDay Podcast you will have heard about the Design Along challenge that is going on right now. If you don’t listen to A Playful Day “Where have you been??” Head on over there and have a listen. You can read… Read More »Design Along | Celtic Cast On

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Zig Zag Wings | Celtic Cast On

The winner of the What the heart wants giveaway is EMMA who wrote “Behind my back is my favourite, I could see me wearing that a lot. It looks a lovely collection. I am just off to add it to my rav favourites!” I’ll be contacting you shortly Emma to send you your ebook. Speaking of Justyna and her beautiful designs I recently finished a test knit for her. Pattern:Zig… Read More »Zig Zag Wings | 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

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Stormont | Celtic Cast On

Well it was bound to happen sooner or later….. My first design – Stormont. Stormont is a unisex cabled toque featuring a celtic ring design on the front and back. The sizing ranges from 6mths – large adult and is a great winter accessory for anyone in the family. My sample is knit in Madelinetosh Vintage colourway Composition Book Grey. This was my first time working with Tosh and I… Read More »Stormont | Celtic Cast On

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Sailing | Celtic Cast On

My current wip is a sample knit for Yarn Mountain The pattern is called the Men’s Sailing Sweater from the Zealana Adventurous Booklet. The yarn is Zealana Heron, its a new zealand wool/possum blend and so far it has been nice and soft  to knit with.  I’m knitting a M/L and have come to realize this will be the largest sweater I have ever made. Moose has his Cobblestone of… Read More »Sailing | Celtic Cast On

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Monsta | Celtic Cast On

Pattern:Penelope by Danger Crafts Yarn: Cascade 220 wool and Patons Classic Merino Needles: 5.5mm circs Start Date: May 22nd 2009 Finish Date: August 26th 2009 As soon as I saw Grace’s version of Penelope I knew I had to knit one for Tadpole.  I could just picture Penelope being trailed from one place to the next in a little chubby hand, chewed on, hugged, and loved for a very long time.… Read More »Monsta | Celtic Cast On