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what’s in the works

16
Jan
2013
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Very Beginnings

I’m always working on some project or another, and most weeks I talk about what I’m working on Wednesday evenings as part of Tami’s WIP Wednesday project. You can see all my WIP Wednesdays … here.

 

I cast on a new shawl yesterday while killing time between meetings.

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I always think shawls at the itty bitty stages of being look cute when they’re so tiny. This one is only about 3 inches in diameter so far. It’s a little finicky to knit at the moment, but it’ll get less finicky as the shawl grows.

I’m still working on my first shawl of 2013. But I’m close enough to see the ending, even though there’s a lot of knitting between now and then. I’m through the huge mesh section (if you follow my on twitter, you already know that), and back into the stockinette, right before a final mesh boarder.

If you’d like more WIP Wednesday posts, visit Tami’s blog.

9
Jan
2013
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1st Shawl of 2013

This week I’m working on a new shawl design (the 1st one of 2013) using Unplanned Peacock Studio’s yarn.

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I’m using the 100% superwash merino, in “slate” and “robin’s egg,” and it is beautiful. The yarn is soft, and the colors play beautifully off of each other. I’m using stockinette and lace mesh, combined with a simple ombre stripe sequence to really show off the yarn (and keep the knitting simple.)

I did bind off the red shawl on New Years, and I’m hoping to block it soon. Maybe it’ll be my FO this Friday? But that might be pushing it.

If you’d like more WIP Wednesday posts, visit Tami’s blog.

2
Jan
2013
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Inherited Sweater

I inherited a sweater from a friend who wasn’t going to finish it. This is how much she’s knit.

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It’s knit on giant needles, with three strands of worsted weight yarn held together. Totally not something I’d cast on. But maybe that means this will be a sweater I finish.

I’m thinking I’ll knit the sleeves and then decide what I want to do for the front bands and the collar.

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At the moment I think I’ve cast on for 7 sweaters. 4 of those have been finished. 1 of the 4 was gifted (and was actually a vest anyway.) 1 got felted (laundry at midnight on no sleep and right before leaving for college is never a good idea.) 2 of them I actually own and wear.

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If you’d like more WIP Wednesday posts, visit Tami’s blog.