continuings

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a little more spring!

I looked at my knitting two nights ago and realized that I haven’t exactly done all that much knitting recently. Somehow, I’ve been distracted from it, but searching through my memory, I can’t recall that I’ve done much else of consequence in the interim. Seemingly, I’ve managed to lose time. Sigh.

I did however, also realize that I haven’t done a very good job of sharing my progress lately, which means, lack of knitting aside, I do have something I can share.

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I continue to be behind on Evenstar (admittedly, starting a new project did nothing to improve the situation), but it has come along nicely regardless. If I could just persuade myself to stop dropping yarn-overs, I’d be set.

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Crocus Pocus is also flowing nicely (with only one missed yarn-over!). I don’t know if I’ve ever mentioned, but the Knitting Notions yarn is lovely to knit with. Despite the bamboo content, it is quite springy and squishy. I’m quite excited by the thought that I have quite a few more skeins of Catherine’s yarns in my stash!

One thing that I do know has kept me from my knitting is an increase in my reading habit. This has happened at such a pace, that I’ve finally decided to expand my horizons and begin another blog, dedicated more to my literary interests. What remains to be seen is if I will be more consistent there than I have been here. I promise, however, to continue my knitting adventures. After all, I certainly would not wish to be consumed by the ever-expanding stash!

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a little delayed, part 2

Thanks to my Olympic knitting, I was also behind in starting on my latest KAL adventure. (Side note: why do I do these things? I never manage to keep up…)

I have been reading Susan Pandorf’s blog for some time and purchased a number of patterns (although I’d only actually started one before the KAL), so when I saw she was doing a Lord of the Rings inspired KAL I was intrigued. Even more so when I saw that the theme would be “Evenstar” and that it would be a circular “Pi” shawl. Despite my past failings at these things–and the delay that would occur thanks to the Olympics–I capitulated and signed up.

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This is the start, in Blue Moon Fiber Arts Silk Thread II, colorway Winter Solstice. I believe this is actually the third start. For some reason I can never start a circular shawl in less than three attempts. Sigh. (Made worse in this case by the very slippery nature of the silk.) I used my favorite circular cast on, the disappearing loop method. It’s a bit fiddly but I like the result and that I don’t have to worry about joining in the round.

I’m actually halfway through Clue 2, (the KAL is up to Clue 3), but if there’s one thing I’m more behind on right now than the knitting, it’s pictures! With the time change and plenty of forecast sun, I hope to remedy that soon, though.