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#261

I visited Nashville last month and bought these kick-@ss boots. I knit this Zephyr Shawlette to go with them. My sister wants one just like it for her birthday, so I’m now knitting another one.


#262

Late to the party as usual, I cast on Ann Budd’s Apres Anything Sock from the MDK Field Guide #2 the other day in some gloriously soft baby llama yarn–khaki for the MC, navy for the Accent. I didn’t follow Ann’s advice to turn the thing inside out so my floats wouldn’t be too tight so they were. Too. Tight. I tried to fool myself for ten rounds of leg that “it’ll loosen up when I block it” but at 4:12 yesterday morning the truth woke me up. No, it wouldn’t block out and besides I’d changed my mind about the accent color. So as soon as I got up I ripped back past the color, got the stitches back on the needles, and wound the new accent, Orange Amber, so that I could get back on track. So much better. Now I’m happy.


#263

Looking good! My trouble with the slip stitches, the first pair of these I
made, was that I kept thinking I could read my knitting and just go with
it–but slip stitching is not the same as good old Fair Isle, so I kept
slipping on the wrong stitch. Moral of the story: Just follow the pattern,
Ann!


#264

Full disclosure–the one “slant” I screwed up was posed on the other side of the sock. It’s a sock and it was the second round, plus I was at work. I’ll do better next sock.


#265

I love it! The stripes are great.


#266

I just finished these socks. (I don’t like socks that match). I used some odds and ends of Knit Picks Stroll I had hanging around.

Excuse the girl scout cookies on the table. Weaving in ends is hungry work.


#267

Last winter I made a sweater out of Plucky Knitter’s Scholar, in Wintry Mix. (I don’t know whether that term has quite the impact in mildish climates that it does here in the Up North; the Plucky Knitters work their magic just down the road from here, and they knew exactly what they were about when they gave this creamy, gray-y, beige-y stuff that name. It looks so much better on yarn than it does when it’s falling from the sky.)

Anyway, that sweater, even though the pattern was lovely, and by a wonderful designer, just wasn’t right. It needed yarn much lighter than Scholar, although I had persuaded myself that it would be fine. So I unraveled it and waited. Then along came Hannah Fettig’s Texture, and in it, the Artwalk Cardi. Perfect! I got gauge immediately. Knitting it is fun–the pattern is as easy as it is pretty–and I’m sailing along.

In the background, in more than one way, is my husband’s Goatherder, a beautiful Ann Budd pattern I’m knitting in Shelter, in a dark dark navy with many-colored flecks. This poor sweater keeps getting shoved aside in favor of bright shiny things that catch my eye (cough Hadley cough), but it too is fun knitting, and I love my husband, and I will get it done, someday.


#268

What a beautiful batch of knitting. I love seeing what you’re making. Very
inspiring–and yes, I’m having a lot of trouble with project fidelity
myself these days. Knit whatever’s in front of you, I say!


#269

I’m planning to spend what is promising to be a very, very cold weekend playing a game I like called “Knit What You Can Reach.” Whatever is closest in the moment is what gets knit on.


#270

that is awesome! love dr Seuss also.


#271

Kick ass shawl as well. Nice boots;)


#272

Thank you! I am enjoying the heck out of both. And now knitting more MDK Euroflax minis, new design on the needles.


#273

Finished the Apres Llama Socks last night. Here they are in the initial try-on before blocking. Love this yarn–Mirasol Miski 100% Baby Llama which, to my shock, isn’t discontinued. I usually fall in love with a yarn just as its maker decides not to make any more.


#274

My friend is going to be a grandmother this summer, these are for her granddaughter to be. :slight_smile:


#275

hi y’all! i just need to tell someone. i have finished the staghorn aran sweater for Beloved that I started in January 2016. well, ok. so i need to bind off the neckband and block, but i can get that done in a hurry this evening, and i’ve just been waiting and waiting and waiting to actually feel ACCOMPLISHED with this thing. this was the most elaborate knit i have tackled so far. saddle shoulders, aran cabling, and all for a person who is 6’1". IT WAS SO MUCH KNITTING.

it looks terrific, i gotta say. pics later, once i get it on the blocking mat. WOWSERS AM I PROUD.


#277

I finished my Vendange and am casting about for something that will use the yarn I have. Has anyone seen the Brandon Mably lass on creative bug? fun. He shows how he makes his poppies. all about color. I want to start something but I am afraid it will become one of those projects that lay about languorously, taking up space and mocking me.


#278

I’ve got a house full of layabouts! Merciless teasers, I try to ignore them
as* I cast on yet another thing.*


#279

I finished my Vendange and am casting about for something that will use the yarn I have.
Has anyone seen the Brandon Mably lass on creative bug? fun. He shows how he makes his poppies. all about color. I want to start something but I am afraid it will become one of those projects that lay about languorously, taking up space and mocking me.


#280

While winding up balls of random sock yarn for Helical Sock Mitts I happened across three skeins of Rowan Cotton Jeans and had to cast on a Vintage Hankie Washcloth. Love the pattern, love the yarn. Now if I could just quit work and convince my husband that we don’t need to eat so often so I can knit all the time…


#281

I bought the Cocoknits book and I am going to make a simple sweater using her design. Cast on today, using pretty pink Battenkill I picked up at Rhinebeck.