Monday, May 29, 2017

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Happy Memorial Day and thanks to all that serve and protect. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™ I got a healthy dose of relativism today. Mother nature reminded me that it is indeed still May on Minnesota and not summer yet. And after working with linen for a day, this wool feels so very soft and smooshy! #rockingthejeweltones #ravelry #BannerDay #cyborgscraftroom #impromptuDanceParty

Sunday, May 28, 2017

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It's beginning to feel (and look) a lot like Summer ☀๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘Memorial Day weekend, flowering bushes, and a linen short-sleeve top on my needles. Pattern:: Walkway by @norahgn from @quinceandco #FrameworkBook. I modified to be in the round rather than worked flat, and it is really flying without those purl-back rows. Yarn:: @knit_picks #LindyChain (linen cotton blend) in the Honey colorway

Saturday, May 27, 2017

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Happy socks Saturday! I love asymmetry. But when you balance the asymmetry through mirroring, I love it even more! ๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ˜ Yarn:: @dyeabolicalyarn Sturdy V2 Corriedale sock in the Thunder Boom colorway Pattern:: variation on #ExpandingCommuKnitty socks pattern #dailyKnitSocks #ravelry

Friday, May 26, 2017

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A long weekend and a new colorful cast-on.... I'm as happy as a cat sunbathing! ☀๐Ÿฑ Yarn:: #cyborgscraftroom Assparkilate in the Impromptu Dance Party colorway Pattern:: #BannerDay shawl #ravelry #happyAsACatSunBathing

Sunday, May 21, 2017

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The 'Thunder boom' colorway seemed like an apropos cast-on for a stormy weekend, though the blues and greens are much brighter than my current view out the window. As always, I am loving the Corriedale sock base from @dyeabolicalyarn, and mixing things up with an asymmetrical​ #ExpandingCommuKnitty (off- center spine/expanding point). #dailyKnitSocks #rainraingoaway

Friday, May 19, 2017

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It has been awhile since I have worked on a project without a deadline and for pure enjoyment, and I am thoroughly enjoying this one! ::Yarn:: #KnitStyleYarns Chic Sock colorway, Goth Faerie ::Pattern:: #NurmiluntuShawl by Heidi Alander - I am working the lace sections in stockinette rather than garter #ravelry #knitAndEatYourGreens #yarnSwoon

Sunday, May 14, 2017

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Happy Mother's Day! Apparently a 'quick trip' today to #shepherdsharvest2017 didn't stop me from power shopping and buying all the things! Definitely sensing a bright color theme (tap for tags).

Monday, May 8, 2017

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If you had told @irocknits and I last year when we started our #Minnesota52 book journey that we would have the amazingly talented @galezucker as photographer, @twinsetellen tech editor and photo assistant extraordinare, and gorgeous smart and fun models @teamjoj @therealjchang @jessannward involved I would have laughed and laughed! Add in a unicycling sweater shot and I would have accused you of hallucinations! Today was a surreal and fabulous experience that I couldn't have imagined in my wildest dreams! Thanks to the talented and fabulous ladies that are helping make our dream of a knit wear book come true! #dontquityourdaydream @knitcahoots

Thursday, May 4, 2017

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Happiest of birthdays to this awesome guy who was born on Star Wars Day before it was Star Wars Day! We are all so thankful to have him in our lives! He loves carrot cake and we love him ๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜ May the 4th be with you and happy Star Wars Day to everyone else! #carrotCakeWithRaisins #maythe4thbewithyou #loveMyFamily

Monday, May 1, 2017

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For #memademay and #dailyKnitSocks, one of my favorite pair of **non-Skew** socks! #StaticZing with meta-striping Berry Colorful Yarnings @bcyarnings Luck colorway. #mmmay16 #ravelry #liveColorfully #IloveColor

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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Enjoying a warm latte and fun, bright sock knitting at a chilly soccer practice tonight. These are quick and easy toe-up rollers for Ellie out of @beewefibers and @leadingmenfiberarts leftovers. #placesYouCanKnit #handknitSocks #ravelry

Saturday, April 22, 2017

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Stripes are my happy place! Stripes and green grass ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’ž I love when a self-striping yarn has so many colors it look variegated in the skein, and I am also smitten with the new merino-nylon base from @knitterly_things ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ #yarnSwoon #selfStripingYarn #stripesAreMyHappyPlace

Friday, April 21, 2017

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Sleeves are my least favorite part of a garment to knit, but these colors, and the stripes, and the fabulous @jillmakesstuff Rockwell (Cormo-Merino crossbred) base are helping this sample knitting progress quickly! T-minus 17 days until the #minnesota52 photo shoot with @galezucker! #soExcited ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Colorways are Cobalt and Fresh Cut. Thanks to the wonderful @knitterotica I have enough yarn to finish! #knittersAreTheBestPeople #yarnSwoon ๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Saturday, April 15, 2017

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Sometimes a yarn cuts in line✂.....going right from the mail packaging, on to the swift, into a cake, and on to the needles.....@lavenderluneyarn Electric Zebra is that yarn today! The camera is having a hard time capturing the pinks and oranges, but trust me so gorgeous! These colors and colorway names slay me: 'Posh Narwal' sweater quantity, and 'Huckleberry Lemonade' ๐Ÿ‹ #yarnSwoon ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’ž #soMuchColor

Thursday, April 13, 2017

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๐ŸŽถI like BIG skeins and I cannot lie, you other Knitters can't deny, when a DK yarn comes in fab colors and a big round skein, you cast-on!๐ŸŽถ #babyGotBack @simplysocksyarnco #PosteYarn I love this put up (560yds), the merino base, and the colors! #yarnSwoon #dontwantnoneunlessyougotSKEINShun

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

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I don't think I quite rival @yarnhoarder in my number of pairs owned ๐Ÿ˜œ but I could definitely be considered a collector. I am excited to try this new style, as the Runners shoe laces always come untied for me! #weareallbirds #woolShoes #AllBirdsCollector or #AllBirdsObsession? #dailyknitsocks

Saturday, April 8, 2017

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My on-the-go knitting throughout the trip was predictably #SkewSocks, which led to a fun discovery at Wonder Works! @sunvalleyfibers colorway Silly Me is super fun under a black light! ๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘ I love it both ways! #SkewsMeKAL #handknitsocks #ravelry

New Post via Instagram April 08, 2017 at 09:52AM

We spent another great day at #BrookgreenGardens! Lots of animals to see, including petting an alligator, a picnic lunch, an awesome playground with a pirate ship, and tons of art and fun frog sculptures! ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿธ #aRibbitingExperience #lovemyfamily #vacationMemories

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Now that we are back home, I have time to sift through all our fun vacation pictures and memories. One of my favorite activities was #WonderWorks! Lots of science fun, including optical illusions, bed of nails, playing with pulleys, and laser tag! #vacationMemories #lovemyfamily

Sunday, April 2, 2017

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A healthy dose of vitamin D and salty air, with sand in my toes and knitting at hand.๐ŸŒž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ‘’ Vacation life at Myrtle Beach is good! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘ #soxOnTheBeach #skewSocks with @intothewhirled Radioactive colorway! #MyrtleBeach #SkewsMeKAL

New Post via Instagram April 02, 2017 at 08:54AM

Hello South Carolina and hello ocean!๐Ÿ™‹ ๐ŸŒŠ Loving the warm weather that greeted us at arrival and so glad that the traveling part of our trip is over (…for a few days at least) ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ˜ #lovemyfamily

Monday, March 27, 2017

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Megan Loved ๐Ÿ˜, Chaz Approved ๐Ÿ˜ป! I was interrupted while snapping a picture of my awesome mail day from @angiek_ccdw! ๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ˜ป These colors make me so happy; every lovely shade in the green skein, and the pink is perfectly named 'Sassy Pants'! #yarnSwoon #catInspection #yarnLove

Sunday, March 26, 2017

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Poolside poolside. ๐ŸŠ I swam 2 miles of laps, showered, and still have time for #knitting while my kids play! #swimWinWin Yarn is @nomadicyarns Brit sock. #SkewsMeKAL #SkewSocks #handknitsocks #ravelry

Saturday, March 25, 2017

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The recipe for my favorite DIY stripes: mix a tonal and a variegated that have enough contrast to see the stripes, but still blend harmoniously. ๐Ÿณ๐Ÿ’ˆ I would say these stripes epitomize that recipe; Acid Trip and Emerald City from @leadingmenfiberarts. Another super secret sample project sneak peek from @knitcahoots #minnesota52.๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’ž #yarnSwoon #comingSoon

Thursday, March 23, 2017

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I've got yarn-y sunshine ⛅ on a cloudy (dreary, windy, cold) day! ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต The weather isn't' cooperating, so I am making my own sunshine with a bright, happy ball of long-hoarded @nomadicyarns BFL.๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’ž Dreaming of being Poolside, like the colorway. #skewSocks #SkewsMeKAL #skewsmekalfunafoot

Saturday, March 18, 2017

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Happy St Patrick's Day! ๐Ÿ€ As far as I know I don't have any Irish in my ancestry, even though my name 'Megan Erin' makes me sound a wee bit Irish. I can definitely get behind a day that celebrates my favorite color: GREEN! Wearing all the handknit greens today! ๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ€☘๐Ÿ’š #knitAndEatYourGreens #dailyKnitSocks

Thursday, March 16, 2017

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Just had another #SkewSocks O(rigami) moment! No matter how many pairs you knit, it still feels magic! ✨✨This pair is for my husband, and we both love this colorway by @leadingmenfiberarts 'Fox says what?' on their BFL base, Spotlight. #skewsMeKAL #SkewsMeKALheelO #ravelry #habdknitsocks

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

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A bright start to the day ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ•ถmore #SkewSocks with @knitterly_things Rainbow in the Dark stripes colorway! Love these colors and stripes so much! #SkewsMeKAL

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

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I am self-aware of how one note my knitting has become, but I just can't help myself. Sorry for all the Skews spam ๐Ÿ˜‚ This @beEweFibers colorway, Sugar Skulls, is! Almost every stitch is a new pop of neon color, with streaks of black and purple. #yarnSwoon #SkewsMeKAL #skewsMeKALfunAfoot #handknitsocks #SkewSocks

Sunday, March 5, 2017

New Post via Instagram March 05, 2017 at 03:26PM

Me = Totally #skewSocks crazy! The #SkewsMeKAL has only increased my obsession, and I want to knit my whole sock yarn stash into Skews. Loving these #taDone highly variegated semi-psychodelic Color Processing colorway from @SpunRightRound, and immediately cast-on another striping pair with this gorgeous ball of @straycatsocks Milly Molly Mandy colorway. #ravelry #yarnSwoon #crazySkewLady #skewsockaholic #skewsMeKALaSassyToe #handknitSocks

Friday, March 3, 2017

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My #dailyKnitSocks are a new #taDone pair of #SkewSocks! I wrapped these up so I could cast-on for the #SkewsMeKAL and may never take them off my feet.... because this Flower Shop Inferno colorway from @dyeabolicalyarn, I just can't even! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’ž #ravelry #yarnswoon #SelfStripingSockYarn

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

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Toe pic! I cast-on for the @stockinettezombies #SkewsMeKAL and have a great start on the sassy toe! Thanks to the #svfjanuarythaw2017 folks for this wonderful skein they sent me - @spunrightround in the Color Processing colorway.๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’ž #yarnSwoon #skewSocks #ravelry #freethehouseelves #stillLoveTheCuttingEdge #skewsmeKALasassytoe

Monday, February 20, 2017

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#yarnLoveChallengeDay20 is #handmadeHome I tend to knit a lot of knitwear and not a lot of home items. But there was that one time in 2009, when I bought 12 skeins of @lionBrandyarn homespun, cast-on a ton of stitches on the longest circular needle I had and knit garter for what felt like infinity. I knit it as one piece and I was monogamous at the time, so I literally carried it around in a tote bag, lol! It was worth it though, as I am sitting underneath it right now as I type this. Oh the #KNITstalgia and baby face Ellie and Megan ๐Ÿ’ž #knitBlanket #yarnLoveChallenge

New Post via Instagram February 20, 2017 at 07:52PM

These stripes are the combination of Valentine's Day pink, St Patrick's green, and a ton of talent from the @showmeyarn gals who humored me and helped bring these stripes to life! It is so fun to see something in your mind's eye and then have it materialize as a colorway! Colorway is: 'Kiss Me, I'm an Irish Zombie' ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ˜ Pattern: #skewSocks #ravelry #knittyMag #handKnitSocks #knitAndEatYourGreens

Sunday, February 19, 2017

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#yarnLoveChallengeDay19 is #onTheGo which pretty much describes my weekend. We enjoyed unseasonably warm weather paired with exciting new #PokemonGo Gen2 monsters to find, and I have a new pair of sock on the needles. My adventure walk socks all accompany me in this @binkwaffle knot bag from a dear friend, which is perfect for #knitWalking. #yarnLoveChallenge

New Post via Instagram February 19, 2017 at 02:06PM

Today's #dailyKnitSocks are a shiny-new FO of #PartyingItUPandGettingDownSocks with my oldest stash from #yarnLoveChallenge Day 10. I made 2 toe-up socks with @knitterly_things #vespersockyarn Sweet Water colorway. Love these! #yarnSwoon #ravelry

Friday, February 17, 2017

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Speaking of fantastic #fiberFriends aka my #fiberFamily, I received this wonderful package that made me cry. The #januarythaw2017 crew and #sunvalleyfibers took time out of their fun to send me well wishes and gifts. I missed you all so much, and this meant so much to me! Thank you, and sending you all kinds of love right back! ๐Ÿ’Œ๐Ÿ’ž

New Post via Instagram February 17, 2017 at 07:07PM

#yarnLoveChallengeDay17 is #fiberFriends, but I tend to think of them as my fiber family! I truly believe #knittersAreTheBestPeople ๐Ÿ’ž While we are spread far and wide, the Internet and #Ravelry keep us close throughout the year, and we have #fiberFamily reunions throughout the year. Which reminds me, I am missing everyone at #knittingPipeline2017 so much this weekend! #yarnLoveChallenge

Thursday, February 16, 2017

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#yarnLoveChallengeDay16 is #happyColor! These are most definitely the colors that make me happy, and a happy coincidence that I have a FO #GradientAngles shawl. I made it asymmetrical, with unique left and right sides, and I love that there are 2 different ways to style/wear it. Two shawls in one ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’ž @infinitetwist @twinsetjan #knitAndEatYourGreens #yarnLoveChallenge

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

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#yarnLoveChallengeDay15 is family! My knitting is made possible through the love and support of my family! Whether it is all my knitting shenanigans, letting me go on trips to see my knitting friends, taking over the dining room to be the 'yarning room', being ever-so #knitworthy, and most importantly: putting up with my silly FO-to requests, including measuring shawls with children (included for scale). #yarnLoveChallenge #lovemyfamily

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

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Happy Valentine's Day and ๐Ÿ’ž #yarnLoveChallengeDay14 I am all about the #YarnLove ๐Ÿ’ž The latest addition to my stash that I immediately want to cast-on is a mini-set from #CamelCityDyeworks @angiek_ccdw. The 'Drunken Rainbow' and 'Raspberry Beret' colorways are just begging to be combined in something together. Also, I feel like Chaz in #catLoaf mode was silently judging me. What our pets would say if they could talk, LOL ๐Ÿ˜‚ #yarnSwoon #ravelry #yarnLoveChallenge

Monday, February 13, 2017

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#yarnLoveChallengeDay13 is #selfie. I don't take a ton of them, but this is my 'going on an adventure walk because it is over 40F in February in Minnesota' selfie. It was not quite as warm as the crazy Minnesotans wearing shorts would have you believe..... I much preferred the warmth of my knit hat. #wearknitwear #scrappyHat #yarnLoveChallengeDay

Sunday, February 12, 2017

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My #dailyKnitSocks have been worn so often, and are still rocking! Also, the skinny stripes and colors remind me of my dining (aka yarning room) rug. Yarn is from @twosistersyarnco, a special 12 stripe colorway inspired by the birthstones for each month! #SkewSocks ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ‘

New Post via Instagram February 12, 2017 at 04:04PM

#yarnLoveChallengeDay12 is Progress. Whenever a project starts to feel like it is stalling out, I like to use a marker to prove to myself just how far I've come. This is my favorite progress keeper from @littleskeinanne marking progress on my #GradientAngles shawl by @twinsetjan with @infinitetwist fantastic greens. #ravelry #yarnLoveChallenge #knitAndEatYourGreens ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š

Saturday, February 11, 2017

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#yarnLoveChallengeDay11 is Travel Projects. Mine are inevitably sock projects because of their portability and also the ease of packing in case of finishing; just pack another cake (or 5) of fingering weight yarn to cast on another pair! I feel like the FOs are infused with travel memories, plus you get to take fun trip FO pictures! Here are my last 4 trip sock FOs, each reminds me of the trip and the fun I had with my family and knitting friends. Glenwood for the holidays, Rhinebeck, Stitches Midwest, and Adventureland with the kids. #dailyknitsocks #yarnLoveChallenge

Friday, February 10, 2017

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#yarnLoveChallengDay10 is #oldestStash and mine is @knitterly_things Vesper self-striping in the Sweetwater colorway. It was my first 'fancy' yarn from an indie dyer, and while it got caked up immediately, I have hoarded it ever since. Little did I know in 2010 that Julia and her beautiful saturated colors would be the beginning of a self-striping obsession. I think it's about time I knit this up! #yarnSwoon #yarnLoveChallenge #SelfStripingSockYarn #SelfStripingSABLE

Thursday, February 9, 2017

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#yarnLoveChallengeDay9 is Tools. One of my most used and favorite knitting tools is #Ravelry ๐Ÿ’ž I use it to track my projects, look up yarn, keep me inspired with new patterns, and most importantly connect with new and existing friends. Knitting wouldn't be the same without Ravelry. #madRavelryLove #knittingDataMining #yarnLoveChallenge

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

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#yarnLoveChallenge Day 8 is #whereIcraft. The easy answer is EVERYWHERE! I have my knitting with me at all times, and whenever I get a spare moment, I knit. Today I had a #CascaraLatte (my new favorite) at #Starbucks with this cutie. #SkewSocks toe, yarn is @whitebirchfiberarts Mr Yuck colorway for my hubby. #ravelry #drinkingCoffeeLikeGilmoreGirls #WilliamsWomenThough #alsoShesHavingHotChocolate #yarnLoveChallengeDay8

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

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Today for #yarnLoveChallenge Day 7 and #dailyKnitSocks: STRIPES! I have a self-proclaimed healthy obsession with all things stripes: self-striping yarn, do-it-yourself stripes, stripes on socks, stripes on hats, stripes on garments, skinny stripes, and wide stripes. I will stop before this turns into a Dr Suess book about stripes. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ˜‚ These are #taDone #SkewSocks with @quaerefibre 20 stripe colorway Let's Dress Crazy. #allThingsStripes #showingYourStripes #ravelry #selfstripingsockyarn

Monday, February 6, 2017

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Day 6 of #yarnLoveChallenge is Mistakes. With knitting, it is hard to consider anything a true mistake as it is so easy to reclaim your yarn and re-knit it until you no longer consider it a mistake. The fixability and portability of knitting are what make it my favorite craft! This hat started out as a fingering held double hat, but the gorgeous colors were muddled and the stitch pattern was lost. I frogged it ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿธ and Dex and I couldn't be happier with the 2nd try! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ˜ yarn is @threeirishgirlsyarn in the North Shore colorway from @yarnharborduluth