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January 28, 2016

Thursday Is for What the Hell Is This?

Viktor & Rolf have created the most impractical spring collection ever.

I mean, really. All white? You know you're going to get a big stain on the front the first time you wear one the these.

January 27, 2016

Hats, Hats and More Hats

I've gotten out of my Helix Hat rut but I'm still not over hats. I have knit several over the past month.


Pattern: Beeswax Hat
Yarn: Hazelknits Lively DK in Coveralls
Needles: US6 Addi Turbos
Notes: I had this in my queue for so long! I'm so glad I finally knit it. I think it pairs so well with this yarn.


Pattern: Northstar Hat
Yarn: Autunno
Needles: US8 Addi Turbos
Notes: Darn my compact row gauge. This out came out so small. I kept checking to make sure I hadn't missed a section of the instructions. I have lots of this yarn left, which I think is fantastic for this pattern, so I might do it again for a larger hat.


Pattern: Xing X's
Yarn: Cascade 220
Needles: US7 Addi Turbos
Notes: Do I need to say anything more about this pattern? You've seen me do it many times over. It's my go-to pattern when I head to the movies. I knit this one at screenings of Carol and The Big Short. It still needs its X.


Pattern: Sitka Spruce
Yarn: Solitude wool Targhee 2
Needles: US7 and 8
Notes: Sigh. It's so tiny. My compact row gauge is part of it but I've heard from many others that theirs came out too small as well. My yarn was definitely smaller than the yarn called for in the pattern. No matter. It's pretty and it will fit a child.


Pattern: Trickster
Yarn: Imperial Yarn Erin
Needles: US5 and 8 Addi Turbos
Notes: A quick, easy knit that turned out beautifully. And not too small!

January 24, 2016

Trickster, off the needles! #rosekimknits

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January 21, 2016

what Thursday Is for What the Hell Is This?

"Because...sometimes you feel like a nut."

"Sometimes you don't!"

Just kidding. This is all completely nuts.

January 20, 2016

January 16, 2016

January 7, 2016

Thursday Is for What the Hell Is This?

How to accessorize for spring.

I am unable to embed this video at the moment so please head over to Facebook to see how we will all be dressing this spring.

Thanks Spring for the link!

January 4, 2016

Sitka Spruce

Pattern: Sitka Spruce by tincanknits
Yarn: Targhee 2 by solitude wool
Needles: US 6 and 8 Addi Turbo
Notes: This yarn was finer than I expected which, combined with my short row gauge, left me with a pretty small hat. Very pretty though.

January 1, 2016

Oh FFS! I twisted the cast on. *sad trombone* #rosekimknits

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A pattern emerges. Sitka Spruce by @tincanknits. #rosekimknits

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