Out on the Lanai, Episode 1

It’s no secret that I love The Golden Girls. From cross stitch to project bags, I can never have enough of my favourite ladies. So of course I had to buy Jim Collucci’s new book, Golden Girls Forever: An Unauthorized Look Behind the Lanai, when it came out last month. It’s a great book for any fan and it inspired another Golden Girls related project.

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Loving this colour combination!

I’d been playing around with the idea of making a crocheted blanket for a while now and decided to take the plunge and order some Knit Picks Mighty Stitch yarn in colours inspired by the Golden Girls living room set. Continue reading

Nemesis, Part 1

Time to cast on my next pair of socks. These are knit up in the glorious hot pink sparkly yarn that is Knit Picks Stroll Glimmer in Runway; I’m making these for my mom for Mother’s Day and she’s quite fond of bright colours.

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Looking good!

The pattern is Susan Dittrich’s Nemesis from Knitty. You might be wondering why I would choose a pattern called Nemesis if I’m making these for my mom. Well, according to the pattern description these are inspired by the twists and turns in an Agatha Christie mystery. My mom and I love watching cozy British mysteries, and Miss Marple is a particular favourite of ours, so when you think about it these are quite fitting.

Dogwood Blossoms – Part 1

I finally got started on my Dogwood Blossoms sweater and I am loving it.

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I am NOT looking forward to all those ends…

I’m only a few rows into it; it might not look it but there are 11 different colours in these few inches. To be totally honest, I wasn’t sure why so many were necessary when a lot were so similar, but looking at it now it’s like those slight variations make the colours glow.

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