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Things I’ve started

1. This cowl:

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A very fast, very satisfying knit.

 

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It’s done now.

The yarn is Blue Sky Alpaca Techno in the Fame colorway. The site says “baby alpaca is blown into a mesh tube of silk for really fast knitting with literally no splitting”.  I don’t have a macro lens or I’d try to get a picture. It feels like knitting with an unspun yarn – but “no splitting”.  And when I pull it apart and hold it up to the light, I can see the silk tube encasing the baby alpaca. It was kind of amazing in a new and different way and I enjoyed knitting with it.

One skein, 120 yds/109 m, easily completed the pattern as written.  I added a few rows of stockinette after the last round of increases to be sure to use up the yarn.

2. This hat.

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I actually knit this at a football. (In what world, did *I* attend a football game?)

 

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It’s done now.

The yarn is Harrisville New England Highland in an unidentified colorway. I’ve got the ball band, it’s just not telling me anything. I’m sure it was from the discontinued bin.  100% sheepy lanolin filled wool, 200 yds, 100 g.

The pattern is one I’ve used before (and will use again. I hear my brother-in-law shrunk his hat.) It is versatile, well written and fits a variety of heads.

3. This scarf:

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Fear not, it appears to have been "fuzzed" by the Techno.

 

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Not done.

But I have managed to gather a provisional cast on thread, a crotchet hook, the proper needles (I didn’t believe him when he said size 9/5.5 mm.  I had to find others. He was right.) all at the same time. Fortunately, as much as I’ve decided that I love the yarn, the color is not me.  And besides, it was destined for the Red Scarf Project.

The yarn is Brooklyn Tweed Shelter in the Longjohns colorway.

4. This bookcase needed cleaning out

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Those magazines. What do you do with your mags?

 

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It is mostly knitting books and mags. This bodes well for the Knitter’s Review Retreat.

5. Taking pictures again.

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One delightful leaf, dangling just right to catch a sunbeam.

 

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But, apparently, I can’t take pictures of finished objects.  I’ll work on that.

 

 

 

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Time Travel

I went to my favorite food store yesterday (because, no matter how busy life gets – one must eat.  I get tired of take out/prepared foods (although I did try to eat pizza for a week.))

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Anyway, I’m standing in front of the refrigerated case of dairy products.  And the fine selection of (local, organic. pasture-raised) eggs is rather slim to non-existent. I remarked, to myself but out-loud:  “Huh.  Must have been a run on eggs.”

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And one of the store clerks looked at me sideways and said, “Easter?”

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Oh. right.

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In Knitting News:  yarn arrived in the mail on Saturday.  l cast on Tuesday. And now there is this:

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It’s not blocked (or even bound off) because I’m waiting on Jen to get back from vacation and let me know if there’s an extra skein I can have.  Current measurements are 40 inches by 10 inches (at the point) which is a lovely Baktus size.   Pattern is: seed stitch, knit out from the point, 2 increases per row, size 5 needles.

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