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:

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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.

miscellaneous friday

i’m a little too excited about this, considering i’m planning not to touch this until it’s gloomy and winter and i need something springy in my knitting life, but my bee fields kit arrived today!

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i opted for the ‘tupelo gold’ colorway as i absolutely love the springy greenness of it. which is why it gets to wait until the gloomy months…if i can manage to have enough self-control. anyway, i have too many projects ahead of it…such as a much more summery project, my very own monkeys:

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i’m using tofutsies for these and they’re knitting up like a charm. this have been primarily a lunch-time knit, but it seems to be going quickly, anyway. (for me at least. i have a nice pair-a-month average going on at the moment.) i can see why it’s such a popular pattern though. very fun.

it’s a pair!

i’ve had the flame wave socks finished for over a week…i’ve had the pictures for over a week. but every evening since, it’s seemed like i’ve either been too tired or too busy (what me, reading harry potter? 😉 ) to blog. however, i can at last present, a complete pair!

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pattern: flame wave socks – from favorite socks (interweave)
yarn: panda cotton in color #0409, picnic
needles: US 1 & 0, bamboo
mods: i altered the toe decreases to fit ‘my’ foot–making these ‘right’ and ‘left’ socks.

and because it’s such a happy picture (please disregard the insect damage…)

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