KAL Monday: Let’s Get it Started in Here

February 1, 2016

New month, new projects! This week, I’m casting on with my Rolling Thunder KAL over at the Holla Knits board on Ravelry. We’re swatching like grown-ups and then starting our waistband ribbing. Check on the board for more updates! I found myself with a bit of travel time a few weekends ago and got started on […]

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#TBT: Wizarding World of Harry Potter

January 21, 2016

The McDougal family decided to decamp to Florida for Christmas break this year. My sister Kate proclaimed that this year, she’d rather we gave each other an ‘experience’ as opposed to a physical gift. Her suggestion: head on over to Orlando for some Butterbeer ‘n magic (a classic combo) at Universal Studio’s The Wizarding World of Harry […]

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January 19, 2016

While it was a quiet couple of months here on DoogKnits, my creative life has been rolling along quite nicely! I knocked out several handmade Christmas gifts, did a ton of tiny cross stitch projects, and drank and ate my face off. AND I’ll have plenty of FO posts to share over the next few […]

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Great Northern Blog Tour

September 18, 2015

We started this week with one awesome crowd-funded project – Midwestern Knits – and we’re closing it out with another. Great Northern is a knitwear collection of 10 patterns inspired by the world of the show Twin Peaks.   The insanely talented Leah Coccari-Swift and Teresa Gregorio have joined together to put together a collection that is […]

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#MWKKAL Week One: #RiverWalk Mitts

September 14, 2015

I’ve gushed to you about Midwestern Knits. I’ve told you how exciting it was to watch it come together. Now I finally get to dive on in and make some stuff!! Today marks the start of a 6 week Knit Along for the River Walk Mitts pattern. Aren’t they smashing? I’ll be making both versions […]

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Welcome Midwestern Knits!

August 26, 2015

When I heard that there was going to be a kick-starter for a book called Midwestern Knits co-edited by the super talented Allyson Dykhuizen and Carina Spencer, I was ready to give them all of my money to make the idea a reality. As a life-long Midwesterner, it’s so fun to see a collection geared […]

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#HKKALSummer Guest Blog – Materials

August 5, 2015

  The Holla Knits Summer Knit Along of my Bowdoin Hat pattern kicks off next week! I’ve got a guest post talking about materials you’ll need to prep over at the Holla Knits blog. Hop on over, start shifting through your stash, and join us next Monday for cast-on day!

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WIP Closet Confession

July 30, 2015

We’ve all got them. WIPs – Works In Progress – that have died on the vine for one reason or another. Some of us who have bad cases of start-itis have QUITE a few. That’s why when my friend Leah at Ruby Submarine talked about starting a series of posts about opening up our deepest darkest […]

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Join Me! Bowdoin Hat KAL

July 28, 2015

Hey, everyone! Just wanted to hip you to an upcoming Knit Along for my little Bowdoin Hat over at the Holla Knits Message Boards on Ravelry. We’ll be casting on on August 10th and I’d love for you to join us. This is a perfect little one skein project that easily transitions to fall weather. If […]

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Summer Stitching

July 14, 2015

I have been cross stitching up a storm lately! Sometimes you just get on a roll and you can’t stop, won’t stop, you know? During Memorial Day, my grandma requested a cross stitched something from me for her birthday. Her birthday is June 8th. After I lovingly reminded her I’d need some wiggle-room on the […]

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