1 back

1 diamond cable jacket back, finished on the 27th as per previously stated goal. not too often that happens.

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once i got going on it, it didn’t actually take me too long to finish the back. i’m so familiar with the cable pattern now, i feel like i could knit it without looking at my needles at all. of course, if i actually did that, it would probably result in some unseemly knitting accident!

now i just need 2 sleeves, some seaming and a collar!

this 'n that

a road trip led to quite a productive weekend:

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i finished the first rococo sock – my first ever toe-up!
(yarn: fearless fibers superwash merino, smoke colorway)

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added a repeat or so on monkey while waiting for the drama to begin.

Mystery Stole3 - clue 2

continued my progress on mystery stole (almost halfway through clue 2 – which means i’m only…oh 5 weeks behind!)

but after arriving home on sunday, i decided that this needed to take precedence.

Diamond Cardigan
(‘diamond cable jacket’ from the dec. 2006 issue of knit ‘n style)

i think i’m feeling a bit of finishitis coming on – i looked at this and decided that i’m going to finish the back by the 27th. i think i can make it. but mystery stole will have to sit quietly by itself in the meantime.

this ‘n that

a road trip led to quite a productive weekend:

DSCN1210

DSCN1212

i finished the first rococo sock – my first ever toe-up!
(yarn: fearless fibers superwash merino, smoke colorway)

DSCN1198

added a repeat or so on monkey while waiting for the drama to begin.

Mystery Stole3 - clue 2

continued my progress on mystery stole (almost halfway through clue 2 – which means i’m only…oh 5 weeks behind!)

but after arriving home on sunday, i decided that this needed to take precedence.

Diamond Cardigan
(‘diamond cable jacket’ from the dec. 2006 issue of knit ‘n style)

i think i’m feeling a bit of finishitis coming on – i looked at this and decided that i’m going to finish the back by the 27th. i think i can make it. but mystery stole will have to sit quietly by itself in the meantime.

a tale of two socks

it was inevitable. i have the needles. i have the yarn. i have a list of patterns. i now have two socks in progress. however….

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the first monkey is finished! i have the cast-on started for the 2nd, and it’s a fun sock, so i’m not worried about ‘second sock syndrome’. but i did start a different pattern.

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this is the rococo sock in fearless fibers’ smoke colorway. the picture, unfortunately, does not show the pattern very well. i’ve been avoiding it all summer as i had yet to attempt a toe-up sock (which somehow seemed more fearsome than top-down…i think because of the instructions for a short row toe), so i finally decided the only way to get it done was to sign up for the ‘small projects’ class at the lys. it’s working so far; i’ve actually made it through about 3 more pattern repeats since i took the pic.

of course, not to be outdone, mystery stole 3 is making a re-appearance.

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after a bit of ignoring, a change of needles and a complete start-over (i firmly established myself as a ‘process knitter’ as i decided i would much rather just start over with the new needles than pick up from a lifeline after i watch half the stitches fall off the old needles…again. of course, this begs the question: what’s the point of a lifeline if i don’t use it?) i am finally past the first clue. which puts me at only, oh, 4 weeks behind or so. fortunately, i don’t care. now if only i could take a decent picture of the thing!