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Nesting

I can’t stop making these wildlife rescue nests. I crank out about one a day. They just knit up so quickly, and baby animals, and they use up so much yarn. And I have so much yarn to use up.

Here are the three most recent. I think I’m up to seven now, but . . . → Read More: Nesting

Nesting success: third time’s the charm

I don’t know why, but every time I try a new pattern, I have to make it three times before it comes out right. This is true of everything from paid patterns to off-the-cuff attempts like these nests.

If you’ll recall, for the first one I knit, I put the stitches on four . . . → Read More: Nesting success: third time’s the charm

Felting never really works the way you hope it will

Faced with the semi-failure of my first completed Wildlife Rehab Nest For Baby Boids, I decided to try felting it.

“Felt it!” is probably the #1 most common piece of advice I see offered to knitters whose knitting has failed them in some way. Gauge too loose? Felt it! Piece too short? Felt . . . → Read More: Felting never really works the way you hope it will

Success!

I finished the turkey hat just under the wire (or so I thought). It turned out fairly well, given how little time I had to turn it around.

After I took the pictures on Saturday afternoon, I re-read the instructions more carefully. That is when I discovered that it wasn’t electronic submission. When they . . . → Read More: Success!