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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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Zephyr Cove | Celtic Cast On

I know you are all wondering about the shawl’s from the Knit East Swap. This is the beauty I received! The pattern is Zephyr Cove knit with Malabrigo sock in the colourways Lettuce and Impressionist sky. The lovely knitter was Judy from Ohio! Sarah and I spotted Judy and Sarah in one of the local restaurants when we arrived on friday night. If it hasn’t been for the Knit East… Read More »Zephyr Cove | 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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Old Shale | Celtic Cast On

Pattern:Old Shale Shawl by Amanda Clark Yarn:Berroco Vintage Colour # 51108 Needles: U.S. #10 / 6mm circs My Rav Project Page I was asked to knit a prayer shawl for someone in need recently. I was given a pretty plain knit and purl pattern but it seemed a bit boring and monotonous. I wanted to knit something that would be unique to the recipient. A shawl they probably hadn’t come across… Read More »Old Shale | Celtic Cast On

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Eastern Winter Shawl | Celtic Cast On

I don’t usually knit christmas gifts, in fact the whole gift giving has been scaled down to just the children in our family. We do however have two very special people that have been very good to our little family and I wanted to make them something special. I knew right away I wanted to make the first recipient a shawl. She is the shawl wearing type and she knits… Read More »Eastern Winter Shawl | Celtic Cast On

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2011 In Review | Celtic Cast On

7 adult garments6 T sized garments3 pairs of socks4 toys3 hats2 shawls1 infinity cowl Phew! Not too shabby! There is one knit in the mosiac you haven’t seen yet. I just put up a teaser shot for now but it will be released sometime this month. Any guesses which one it is? I ended up frogging Emelie. I just had the sleeves left to do but wasn’t feeling it so… Read More »2011 In Review | Celtic Cast On

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Kouyou | Celtic Cast On

As I mentioned before I test knit Oiyi`s beautiful pattern Kouyou. Pattern:Kouyou by Angela Tong Yarn: Elsbeth Lavold Silky Wool Needles: 4.25mm circs I used a liittle over 2 skeins of Elspeth Lavold Silky Wool to make the sport weight version of this shawl. I wasn`t sure if this yarn would provide the warmth needed to wear as a scarf but I was pleasantly surprised by how cosy it is. I`ve already… Read More »Kouyou | Celtic Cast On

Busy bee’s | Celtic Cast On

I swear every time I write I post I pledge to post more often but this past little while has just been crazy. About 2 inches of ribbing has been knit, thats it two measley inches. On a good note though all the house reno’s are now COMPLETE!!!  *dances around to ole ole theme* Complete, complete, complete ,complete! Our agent was here today and we’ve signed the contract, the house… Read More »Busy bee’s | Celtic Cast On