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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
Ties
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..

I am having so much joy knitting this sock! The pattern is memorizable and in some way meditative. I am usually not this quick with socks. They are nice fitting as well. I hope I have enough yarn..might have to buy another ball. DH is going to freak when he gets these. He is already calling them his hiking socks.

We went on our first letterboxing adventure yesterday! We found it too! We enjoyed some good scenery and hiking action and were chased down the trail by Dire Horse Flies that can hover, yes hover!, in mid-air! OMG! Good thing we brought the bug spray. What more fun could one ask for?

Bry and I modeling in front of the Leonard Springs Nature Park Sign

The ever so awesome Springs!

There were tons more photos…mostly of trees but I editing has been a pain since the disk I tried to save them on didn’t work..there went an hours worth of my time..blah.

Well, off to jump on the bike to ride to town!

Yesterday I spent the whole day curled up sporting a pair of chunky manufactured knit socks, which were a Christmas present from my mom four years ago, and plotting my next fall into multi-project syndrom. Yes, I have a pair of socks on the needles but do I remember where I left off last in the lace pattern, NO. So why not start another pair..a little less brain activity kind.

Blame it on the slight drop in temperature (especially in the morning hours) that has caused these fingers to demand to knit socks. I have only finished one pair of socks..but guilt is not welcome in this house. I live guilt-free in my wooly-covered life.

The victim of choice is Harris Tweed by Ali Green. This pattern looks best in solid yarns but I have chosen a nice multi of grey, brown, yellow, and orange(Lion Brand Sock Ease – Toffee). Mmm..stripes. I am making these for my DH in hopes to complete them by winter(?), along with the other projects that I’ve started. A pullover for a two year old and lots of knitted facial cloths. Oi, what’s a girl to do?

I have decided that listening to Lime and Violet podcasts is the only way to keep my sanity! Swoosh…off to knit and listen to the girls!

What am I knitting?

I unburied my Elfine Socks and am eager to complete the first sock. Only four more inches to go! They are lovely. I am very pleased with the lace pattern and basically the written pattern all together. I highly recommend them!

I casted on for the Nottingham hat this morning for DH. As a surprise…

In the Click

Rust Bunny Hops
5%teal

Miss March Matinee
25%teal

Callum's Kaftan
50%teal

Calico Rock Cardigan
60%teal

River Rapid Socks
50%teal

Felix Cardigan
15%teal

Finis

2010

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
Liesl
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
Koolhaas
Lace Ribbon Scarf(ette)
Mountain Laurel Leaf (earrings)
Lyra's Cap
Northwoods Lodge Mitts
Owlets
The Slump (Blue)
Soap Satchel
Snowden
Stella's Hat
Topknot Socks
Wood and Berry

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