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Gift Idea I: Crochet Coasters

With only 11 weeks until Christmas we will be posting a series of last minute gift ideas. (although for me this is early :) These crocheted coasters make the perfect gift for co-workers, school teachers and grab bags.  The greatest part of these Granny Circle Coasters is that they are all made using scrap yarn!  […]

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Cladonia

Pattern: Cladonia from Kristen Kapur. I love this shawl from Through the Loops.  It feels so nice wrapped around your shoulders. It’s going to be hard to give it away but I have officially completed my first Christmas gift for 2011.  I’m proud of myself because I’m far ahead of last year. I think I […]

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Inspiration Board

As an oil painter I have a lot of frames hanging around my art room.  Some are very beautiful but empty.  I decided to make an inspiration board to hang in my office with an empty frame, scrap textured wallpaper and cork board (cardboard works as well). Now I can pin up my yarn sample […]

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Work in Progress: A Men’s Tie

My Dad always wore these ties and so I thought it was pretty cool when my husband started wearing them.  Don’t let the idea of a tie fool you. I thought it’d be a quick knit but turns out knitting 60″ inches on a size 4 needle it’s going to take a little longer than […]

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WIP: BT FALL ’11 – Peabody

I have admired Jared Flood’s patterns for a long time.  A few weeks ago I was excited to see his new collection of patterns BT Fall ’11 designed by Jared, Leila Raabe and Michele Wang. They are beautiful!  As soon as I saw the pattern Peabody by Leila Raabe, I knew it was my next […]

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Featherweight

  Pattern: Featherweight from Hannah Fettig (Knitbot.com) This is a quick knit and I always love top down knitting so you don’t have to sew the sleeves in after the fact. Something about finishing a garment and sewing the sleeves in that equals procrastination for me. I think it’s a great pattern especially if you’re […]

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We bring you Nice & Knit, a blog where we share our projects and our love for creating things. We will post at least once a day and we hope that in the process we will inspire you! We will be posting about our knitting escapades but we’ll also mix in our recipes, DIY projects, […]

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