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WIP Wednesday

This week I decided to pick up a project that has been hibernating for months.

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The pattern is “Rockefeller” and was designed by one of my favorite designers, Stephen West.   I am using Malabrigo Lace in Sealing Wax and Stone Blue. Looking forward to wearing this piece.

Please share what is on your needles. 🙂

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WIP Wednesday

I am getting back into my knitting groove after suffering some winter burn-out. One would think that I would learn that taking on too many projects leads to burn out. It still does happen from time to time though. 😛

In order to break out of my knitting slump, I chose a lace shawl pattern and a yarn that made me think of spring.

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I chose the Ashton shawlette pattern because the leaf buds remind me of the spring that should be arriving soon. Also, the pictures of finished objects on Ravelry are stunning. I am enjoying the luxurious yarn, which is Scarlet Fleece’s Grassy Wool. The colorway is called “Under the Sea” and is a soothing blend of greens, blues and purples. My hope is to finish it in time to wear it on Easter. I am getting close to the end with maybe a dozen rows left, but then I will also need to block it. I guess I should be knitting instead of blogging. 😉

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I am also working on a short-sleeved hoodie for my youngest using the Hotshot pattern by Julia Stanfield.

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The yarn, hand-dyed by Green Strings, is a superwash merino in DK weight. The colorway is called “Mr. Roboto”, one of my favorites from among her boyish selections.

After these two exciting new projects, I will need to turn my attention back to my large bag of WIPs filled with hats, mittens, and a sweater. But for now, I will enjoy the shiny, new projects so that I can get my groove back. 🙂

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WIP Wednesday

I have a lot on the needles since it is Christmas time and gifts are in various stages of being completed.

First, is a pair of convertible mittens. The first mitten still needs a thumb and the second one is almost ready to put the thumb stitches on holders. I am making 2 more pairs after this. Hopefully by Christmas.

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Next, is my first fair-isle project, a hat for my husband.

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Finally, I am working on a sweater for my youngest. The pattern is the Toasty Waffle Henley from Tot Toppers. I love her patterns. The sweater is knit from the bottom up and I have finished up to the armholes. I will start the first sleeve later tonight.

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Hot off the Needles

Yesterday, or rather this morning at around 2 am, I finally finished two Gryffindor House Sweaters for my oldest two boys. Why on earth did I stay up so late? Because it was the last day of term and if I completed them and posted them by 3 am EST, I would earn 100 points for Gryffindor and also earn my Muggle Studies OWL. 😛 I am so glad that I dug deep and got them done. I almost gave up a few times, but then I remembered that Gryffindors do not give up. I couldn’t let my House down. The deep sense of satisfaction I feel from rising to this challenge is motivating me to consider sitting for an Herbology OWL next term. Which would mean knitting a cabled cardigan for myself. Bring it on! And Roar Gryffindor!

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