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I have two new FO updates! I feel more confident each time I complete a project. I totally owe it all to my knit group I meet with on a weekly basis. They keep me excited about what is being knitted and the various fiber-related topics going around. I think the knitting community is one of the best atmospheres one can grow in.

The first FO: these are very much elf socks. Made with Cascade 220 Wool. The socks are from Debbie Bliss’ Essential Baby Knits, part one of a two part pattern; “Top Notch Hat and Socks”. I call them “Jolly Green Bambinos”. I added some decorative embroidery plucked from the pages of EZ’s Knitting Without Tears.

The other FO: Knit from personal hand-dyed 100% silk (I believe was rescued and recycled from a sweater by orata) and using the “Apres-Ski Kercheif” pattern from Handknit Holidays…I give you the Green Woman Kercheif! I adjusted the gauge to knit with a finer yarn using size US6 – 5 sts = 1 inch.

Other mods:
Using my mentioned gauge work pattern until ~ 87 sts
Knit 4 rows continuing the increase on WS as established   ~ 91 sts
Next row: CO 40 sts using Cable CO method, turn and bind off those 40 sts, knit across row.
Next row: CO 40 sts, bind off across those and remaining sts.
Weave in ends..

and fingers…and my whole bloody hand! I don’t wear gloves while dyeing. A lovely specimen from Orata which has undergone a transformation. Said to be awesome! Pamper my head with silk! I am knitting the Apres-Ski Kerchief from Handknit Holidays with this lovely stuff. I can’t wait to finish it so I can break it in while hiking and finding Letterboxes.

Update: I got the art bug again!! This time my loverly women adorn/sprout their fiber addictions! Hopefully I can finish it up and make some prints, correspondence sets, etc. for Etsy!! I need to get my shop going. I am happy with this breakthrough!

Oi indeed! I was so excited Friday evening when my friend Aimee dropped by with a huge surprise! A bag full of wool! I was so excited. Her daughter, Iva, made me some beautiful stitch markers as well. What an awesome birthday surprise!

The bag included some Merino Top, some dyed roving, corriedale batts, some more corriedale..and a skein of Knit Picks Merino Figering Weight (not pictured because already dyed and hanging out to dry). I am quite excited to be spinning again. I need to make some cheap spindles so I can spin.

Now for the dyepot series…

In the Click

Rust Bunny Hops

Miss March Matinee

Callum's Kaftan

Calico Rock Cardigan

River Rapid Socks

Felix Cardigan



Turn A Square Hat
Penta Slouch Hat

2 0 0 9

Handspun Everglade
A Dad Hat
Armadillo Hat
The Color of Moss Hat
Cobblestone Pullover
Scratchy Wool Hat
Better Bucket Hat
One Day Beret
Riphraph Mitts I
London Ridge Beret
Meret (mystery beret)
Stock Sock I (CCWRYT)
Stock Sock II (NICD)

2 0 0 8

Apres-Ski Kerchief
Baby Raglan Sweater
eLoomanator's Diagonal Knit Dishcloth
Lace Ribbon Scarf(ette)
Mountain Laurel Leaf (earrings)
Lyra's Cap
Northwoods Lodge Mitts
The Slump (Blue)
Soap Satchel
Stella's Hat
Topknot Socks
Wood and Berry

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