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I’m Jennifer Raymond, a knitting and crochet designer and instructor. Tinking Turtle is my business, and the hub where you can find out about my fun and interactive classes, quirky designs, and professional finishing and repair services.

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At the heart of Tinking Turtle Designs, is a love for knitting crocheting, simple pieces with interesting construction, and older techniques imagined in a more modern way. I love crochet accessories, knitted shawls, accessories and socks!

Jennifer-Raymond

Repairing and Reknitting a Lace Knit Blanket

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It’s been a while since I’ve done a post on a repair project.  So today I’ve got a post walking you through my thought process as I reknit an unraveled section of the blanket.  I thought this Hobbyhorse Blanket repair project was a good one to talk about my process and how I go about tackling a big repair. This is going to be a very image-heavy post, so be forewarned. This is the blanket right out of the box it was mailed in.  The piece looks to be a cotton and rayon blend?… read more

 

Plant Rooting Jars made with Crochet

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I’ve set Rebecca’s sweater and sleeves aside until I have the space to give it more thought – hopefully this weekend when we’re going to be at the farm and have the inlaws around.  Instead I’ve embarked on another project that I’ve been meaning to get to for a while.  I’ve wanted a set of rooting jars to hang up in front of the window.  My sister has a model similar to this one from Vermont Nature Creations.  I’d intended to purchase one like it for a while, but always seem to have… read more

 

Getting Cocky on a Sweater

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Remember how yesterday I said I had everything left but the seaming?  Well, dear stitchers, that’s what I get for being over-confident. Yesterday, oh yesterday, the future was looking bright.  I had a sweater nearly done, a window in which to finish it, and a baby that would look adorable in said sweater.  Turns out, not so much. You see, the problem starts with the sleeves.  I’d worked on the sleeves over the weekend, when I was teaching at Fibre Space.  I’d mentioned before how I was winging it, a little, on the… read more