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Penny | Celtic Cast On

Pattern: #11 Forestry (Old Penny) by Veronik Avery Yarn: Classic Elite Skye Tweed *now discontinued* Needles: 3.25 and 4mm needles It’s almost ridiculous how long it has taken me to complete this cardigan. I cast on in Nov of 2008 and finished it rather quickly. It was only when I tried it on that I realized that I had picked up way to many stitches on the bands and needed… Read More »Penny | Celtic Cast On

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Socktoberfest!! | Celtic Cast On

So today is officially day one of SOCKTOBERFEST! I must admit that a few years back before I really got into sock knitting, Socktoberfest was never really my thing. I’d watch people knitting fervently sock after sock hoping to complete multiple pairs before the months end. I didn’t really get it, I wasn’t drawn in by that small portable project you could cart about with you and work on for… Read More »Socktoberfest!! | Celtic Cast On

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Temptation | Celtic Cast On

Even though I have 2 sweaters, one tunic and a sock to finish I feel myself being pulled towards the stash in search of something bright and fun to knit. I’ve been wanting to knit the Baby Surprise Jacket forever but hadn’t realized that the pattern was not only in the book  The Opinionated Knitter  by Elizabeth Zimmerman but that it was also for sale as a single pattern at Webs… Read More »Temptation | Celtic Cast On

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Warming Up | Celtic Cast On

This year I decided that I would break out of my normal baking and cooking to try some new things that I love but have just never known how to make. Soup is something that I eat all year round but especially during winter, warms me right down to my toes. I’m a pretty picky eater and had never really found a recipe for soup that I like… that is… Read More »Warming Up | Celtic Cast On

Straggler | Celtic Cast On

You know its bad when your husband is whinning about not having a new post to read….. I didn’t realize my knitting captivated him so much Pattern:Quick Mustard Scarf by Jane Richmond Yarn: Patons Shetland Chunky in Mustart Needles: U.S. 15 Start Date: December 22nd 2008 Finish Date: December 23rd 2008 I was in need of a quick simple project that would distract me from the finishing frenzy just before… Read More »Straggler | Celtic Cast On


New Years Socks | Celtic Cast On

Pattern:On the run by Anni Design Yarn: Skacel Trampoline Stretch Needles: U.S. 2 dpns Start Date: January 2008 Finish Date: December 21st 2008 Did it really take a whole year for me to make a pair socks?? Maybe it was the fact that I wasn’t very fond of the yarn. I’m not a fan of elasticated yarns! Maybe it was because I misplaced the second ball of yarn and didn’t… Read More »New Years Socks | Celtic Cast On


Sneak Attack! | Celtic Cast On

Sometimes a knit just sneaks into your finished knits without even so much as a blog post! Its not intentional, the knitting groove takes over and before you know it, its complete. The sad thing is this ones been done for quite a while….. Pattern:Assymetrical Cable Cardi by Yahaira Ferreira Yarn: Cascade 220 Heathers Needles: 5.5mm circs Start Date: August 19th 2008 Finish Date: September 2008 *not sure of the exact date* Yes its… Read More »Sneak Attack! | Celtic Cast On


New and Old | Celtic Cast On

Pattern: Juniper Mitts by Jennifer Adams Yarn: Patons Classic Merino Needles: 4mm Start Date: October 4th 2008 Finish Date: October 28th 2008 How my junipers didn’t get posted until now I’ll never know! The title should be old and older. These were knit with Patons Merino in Old Gold, I just love this colour and hope to make a beret out of it some day. These are definately my favourite… Read More »New and Old | Celtic Cast On


An unexpected Welcome to Winter | Celtic Cast On

It all started on thursday when we decided to rent a post hole digger to drill some holes at the top of the driveway for some fencing. We had a skift of snow wednesday but we were good, the ground was’t frozen and we still had a while to get the fencing up before winter was really upon us. This is the post hole digger and let me tell you… Read More »An unexpected Welcome to Winter | Celtic Cast On


No longer a mystery | Celtic Cast On

Finally the rain has stopped long enough for me to get some decent pictures! These are my finished Mystery Socks, I finished these with minutes to spare before the end of the month of October. I said I’d finish them by the end of the month and gosh darn it I did. Pattern:Through the Loops Mystery Socks by Kirsten Kapur Yarn: Koigu Premium Merino KPM Robin’s egg blue Needles: U.S. 2 Start… Read More »No longer a mystery | Celtic Cast On