Author Archives: Mira

Baby Surprise Jacket — A Puzzle!

Elizabeth Zimmerman’s Baby Surprise Jacket pattern creates a truly bizarre-looking piece of knitting until you fold it up correctly. It seemed like a good gift idea for friends of ours who like puzzles, and they were conveniently coming over for … Continue reading

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Horcurx Socks, just in time for a blizzard!

As an antidote to the year+-long project that was Emily and Dale’s blanket, I’m whipping through some smaller projects now.  I recently finished a baby sweater for some friends who are due at the end of the month with their … Continue reading

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An Interview With Emily Peters

Emily Peters, on knitting, and her absolutely gorgeous Octopus Mittens in particular: Q) What inspired you to design mittens with octopi on them? I bought the yarn I used with a different aquatic pattern in mind, and only after the … Continue reading

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What have I been up to for the last year or so?

A very good question!  Friends of mine got married this past summer, but about two years ago, around the time they got engaged, my friend Asher and I decided to make them a blanket, based on Asher’s pattern for change … Continue reading

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Serging

For Christmas, my awesome in-laws got me a serger.  I promptly started taking classes, and having all my time sucked up by that.  Last week, I finally got a chance to pull out the machine and take it for a … Continue reading

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More Adventures in Steeking

Hello, everyone!  Long time, no see!  The semester is over, and the never-ending project that shall not be named is almost done, so hopefully I’ll have some bandwidth for blogging more! Of course, with taking three classes and working full … Continue reading

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First Gloves

Good news!  School is eating my brain less than I thought it would, and I’ve actually had more time for knitting!  I recently completed a test knit for Donna Druchunas at Sheep to Shawl — my very first pair of … Continue reading

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