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2016 Gift-A-Long (and SALE!)

It’s Gift-A-Long time! And the kick-off sale is in full swing! You can currently get 25% off ALL of my self-published patterns on Ravelry (or here on my website) with the coupon code giftalong2016. Sale ends Nov. 30th at 11:59 pm EST. This year there are more than 300 designers participating in the Gift-A-Long! That […]

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Mmmmm… Marina Merino…

Marina yarn - Manos del Uruguay | frecklesandpurls.com

Sometimes, when designing a new pattern, the pattern idea comes first and then the search for the right yarn begins. And other times, like now, a beautiful skein of yarn arrives and the work to create the perfect pattern for it begins. I received a skein of Manos del Uruguay’s Marina yarn and immediately started the task of […]

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Fall knitting

Hiro Pullover | frecklesandpurls.com

Well, it’s finally October. Which means it’s supposedly Fall. I say “supposedly” because the high temperature here today was 91º! Even though the weather isn’t playing along, I am definitely planning my Fall knitting. Hopefully the weather will catch up to me soon! As I’ve mentioned about a million times on this blog, Fall is my absolute favorite […]

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Catnip Socks after a long catnap…

Catnip Socks

I can’t believe we are past the half-way point for 2016. I took a little time off from designing at the beginning of the year to concentrate on some projects around the house. Then life threw us a curveball when our mini-dachshund, Frank, began dislocating his shoulder. After many vet trips and referrals to surgeons […]

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Cloudborn Fibers Yarn – A Review

Cloudborn Fibers Yarn | frecklesandpurls.com

When Craftsy contacted me about trying their new in-house yarn, Cloudborn Fibers, I excitedly agreed! I chose to try out their Superwash Merino Worsted Twist and I knew exactly what I wanted to make with it. A Baa-ble hat! The colors I chose are (from left to right) Sky Blue, Natural, Slate Heather, and Scarlet. When the […]

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