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The Great Mini-Skein Split of 2011-2012

14 colorways. 2 skeins per colorway. 10 participants. 3 different mini-skein size put-ups. Whew. Three Irish Girls was retiring 14 of their colorways, and as it turned out, they were all colorways I hadn’t tried. I was wondering how I could possibly get my hands on all of them without breaking the bank, and then […]

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You were meant to be mine, baby…

Sharon of Three Irish Girls has recently been doing a tour of stores that sell her yarns, featuring the exclusive colorways she’s created for each store. Naturally, I’ve been enjoying looking at all of the pretties…and then one update stopped me in my tracks. A peacock colorway. Peacock. And Sharon didn’t tell me? Ok, let’s […]

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When gauge hates you and the feeling is mutual

I’m going to share a dirty little secret of mine with you: I don’t mind knitting gauge squares. No, really. I don’t. I have never resented the time it takes to knit a gauge square. Sure it may take an hour or so to knit and block (yes! I wash and block them) a gauge […]

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Anatomy of a big box

I was sitting quietly in the office, minding my own business, when a loud thump! from the porch startled me. I looked up–the porch is right outside my window–and saw the mailman heading back down the stairs. “A package big enough to thump?” I said to myself. “It must be something good!” I headed outside and […]

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Now, about that yarn…

Three Irish Girls is introducing 4 new non-wool blends in their line-up: a bamboo/cotton worsted, a cotton/rayon sport, a bamboo/cotton fingering, and a 100% silk lace. The only one I didn’t purchase was the lace; it was gorgeous and I loved the colors, but I don’t do a lot with lace weight yarn. Silk looks […]

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