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 πŸ’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' πŸ˜˜πŸ’žπŸ’žπŸ˜ 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! πŸ’ŒπŸ’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 πŸ’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 πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ’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 πŸ’ž #yarnLoveChallengeDay14 I am all about the #YarnLove πŸ’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 πŸ˜‚ #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 πŸ˜πŸ’žπŸ‘

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 πŸ’šπŸ’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 πŸ’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. πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ’žπŸ˜‚ 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 🐸🐸 and Dex and I couldn't be happier with the 2nd try! πŸ‘πŸ’žπŸ˜ yarn is @threeirishgirlsyarn in the North Shore colorway from @yarnharborduluth

Sunday, February 5, 2017

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#yarnLoveChallenge Day 5 is community, so I wore my #ExpandingCommuKnitty socks for #dailyKnitSocks and love how colorful the socks are, and how they match the wonderful group of knitters at the 5K at #ZK2016. For me, knitting is so much more than just a fiber art, needle craft, or hobby. It is a shared interest that connects me with countless other wonderful people, and the starting point to so many dear friendships. πŸ’ž I am encourage everyone to expand your commuKNITTY, by chatting on Ravelry, attending a fiber festival or knitting retreat, visiting a local yarn shop, or knitting in public! #knittersarethebestpeople #ravelry

Saturday, February 4, 2017

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#HappyCaturday and #dailyKnitSocks all in one. Chaz wanted to show off his non-handknit socks too LOL πŸ’žπŸ˜» Yarn is #yarnVsZombies in the Party Elephant colorway, pattern is #MystikSpiral by @swordofaknitter. I love how the bias sections play with the stripes! #selfstripingsockyarn #handknitsocks

Friday, February 3, 2017

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Day 3 of #yarnLoveChallenge is #currentlyMaking. I am choosing yarn to cast-on a 2 color colorwork mitten design. When I am choosing yarn for a project, I use black and white filters to see which colors blend and which colors pop. The top picture is the Inkwell filter in Instagram, and I want high contrast. What is your pick? I am leaning towards red (Madelinetosh Tart) and grey. #pickingColorsIsHard #projectPlanning #ilovecolorwork

New Post via Instagram February 03, 2017 at 05:33PM

My #dailyKnitSocks are some recently finished #SkewSocks with @716knit #716sock! I think they coordinate well with the peanut butter and jelly flannel pants I made. πŸ˜‰πŸ‘ Thanks to @susanbanderson for this wonderful hashtag concept, as both my daughter, husband, and I wear #handknitSocks every day! I plan to frequently browse this hashtag as my happy place. #AlreadyInMyJammyPants #ExcitingFridayNight #knittingObsessed

Thursday, February 2, 2017

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OK gorgeous, are you ready for your #yarnLoveChallenge photo shoot close-up? Look at all these fabulous stripes in this @quaerefibre yarn, with so many it looks like variegated yarn in the cake. 20 stripes total!!! πŸ˜πŸ’ž I love the asymmetrical toe in the #SkewSocks pattern, and I love #selfstripingsockyarn! I have a bit of an obsession for both, with too many self-striping skeins in my stash to count and according to #ravelry this is my 21st pair is Skews. #thatsAlotOfSkews #knittingObsessed #everyoneTalksToTheirYarnRight #yarnSwoon #LetsDressCrazy

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

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Hi there, I'm Megan! I am doing the #yarnLoveChallenge this month and today's prompt is Introductions. This is me kneeling down by my craft corner: 6 bins filled with lots of yarn to love (including sooo many #sweaterQuantities) and Peg (my dress form) wearing the #findYourFade shawl. By day I am a computer engineer working with genomics and individualized medicine; and by night I am a crazy #Knitter (with a capital K) that stays up late knitting. I have 3 kids that keep me moving, but #whenIsitIknit. I have been knitting since 2009, and can't imagine my life without crafting and the wonderful craft community, including those that know me from the #stockinettezombies video podcast and the #zombieKnitpocalpse retreat, as well as my knitwear designs and half of the #KnitCahoots team.