I Keep Saying I’m Not Going To Do It Again

And then I do.

A woven Gimmiemas present in progress.

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A knitted Gimmiemas gift in progress.

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A little closer look – I love this one-row scarf pattern.

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There’s more to come on that front. But I have done some more work on stuff for me too. Like the lovely snood.

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And a little more work on the charity scarf.

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I’ve been doing some work in the yarn room in an effort to free up space. I’m wanting to turn it into a sort of studio. It will still involve lots of storage, but I want space to use equipment.

SO – if you know a charity that would be interested in yarn donations, please let me know. I’m getting rid of much of what I have that’s over about a DK weight, because I probably won’t ever knit it. Lots of it is pretty good stuff, some of it isn’t. Most is different fiber blends, and far more is labeled as hand wash than as machine washable. I’ve got a great place to donate the wool and blends down to 80% already.

Or if there’s something in my stash you lust after (sorry, lusting for yarn is NOT dirty in any way shape or form) send me a Rav PM linking to it and we’ll see if we can work something out.

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Fun Spin!

I finished the CVM finally.

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Plied it, and washed it up.

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And I love the bouncy, sproingy result!

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Really haven’t been doing a whole lot of knitting. But when I have been, I often have help.

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That chihuahua is NOT bashful, I don’t know what she was playing at.

It’s a brioche scarf for charity.

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I’ve been doing a whole lot of reading lately, and went through a Craftsy class. You’re just going to have to wait to see what it was about. Hopefully I can show you Thanksgiving weekend, or maybe a little bit later than that. Not even a hint.

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Two Finished

I went to the dentist last week (6 month checkup, everything was good thankyouverymuch) and took along my Happy New Year socks to work on while I waited. When I pulled my shoe off in the waiting room to see if it was time to start the toe I realized how very close to done they were. So yesterday morning I finished them up – took all of about 30 minutes.

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I’ve been knitting on my test knit, and on the LCK KAL. Here’s the one I can show you a picture of.

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And today I finished the woven scarf I started last week.

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It’s not quite finished yet because I haven’t washed it.

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I’d like to get another scarf or two done before I take them up to the group.

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Squirrel!

Focus? What’s that?

New snood (aka cowl) on the needles. It’s a KAL with Lost City Knits, out of my favorite Foothills Fingering yarn. The pattern is by Donna Smith, and it’s called the Shallmillens Snood.

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I have done more work on the Curl. It’s easy to do, I’ve just gotten distracted.

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Please ignore the crumby table.

I’ve been wanting to weave, and today I got started. With all the news this week about the spew from the Republican nominee, I thought something for Threads of Compassion was appropriate. So I’ve been working on a scarf to donate.

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Also working on a test knit, which I obviously can’t post a picture of.

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A Whole Lotta Garter Goin On

I finished the Match Maker, and it’s been through the washer and dryer and has done the usual magical Wollmeise transformation from stringy to squishy soft goodness.

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I’m not presentable to model it, but maybe some time in the next couple of weeks I’ll remember to get some pictures taken before I change after work.

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I also started a Ten Stitch Wave the other night out of some hand spun that’s one of my earliest projects.

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I decided that was too narrow, so I ripped it and started a wider one.

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And now I’m thinking it’s too wide, but I haven’t decided for sure yet.

I also started a Curl out of Hunter Hammersen’s new book, Curls 2. This one is Equivocation.

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Originally I was going to use the purple hand spun for one of these patterns, but it’s really not plied tightly enough to look good.

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