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Tuesday, May 20, 2014


Hello! This is my first WIP Wednesday post in quite some time.  I didn't even know if I'd make it this week, since I was up in Petoskey for a few days for work. Wow, it sure is pretty up there! However, I found this post I had started with only this picture, back before we left Australia:
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I had put the Alice in Wonderland on hold until we got to Arizona, where I had another ball of yarn waiting for me. Well, I have drastically underestimated how much yarn I would need. I'm almost at the bottom and you guessed it, I think I need another ball. Sigh. I don't really want to make an order unless I need more than one ball, and I JUST got an order of yarn to make two sweaters. However, I also don't want this top to languish when I could be wearing it right now. Tough choices.
I finished the sleeves and neck edging

With some lovely cascade 220 I cast on a Lempster sweater. It is a gorgeous pattern and free! It has also been a headache for me. In all honesty I think I just read it wrong, and I also had it twisted. By the time you are joining in the round the last thing you are thinking about is twisting. Eventually I just frogged it and started again. It is much better now. Creeping along slowly. This is my first sweater working mostly with charts, so a bit ambitious for me.

Lastly, the other WIP that isn't on the ship is this:

It is cute, and I love the colors, and it is boring to knit. I also think I may run out of yarn so it worries me. I think, honestly, I will finish the Alice, and then get back to work on this one. Both could be worn now, so I need to get on it! Of course, our belongings arrive this week, and I started a Braid Hills cardigan before we left that has been on my mind a lot these days. I think I want to frog that one and start over (I made a wee mistake that is bothering me) but luckily I didn't get very far. Can you tell I'm obsessed with knitting warm things for next fall/winter? It starts now people!

Happy crafting, see you  next time!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

We're here, and I've been knitting

Hello! We have moved countries, and are now settled back in Michigan. We left Michigan in 2006 and spent several years in Scotland, and then Australia. It was fun, and it is also good to be home. We are living in the middle(ish) of the state, in a lovely town. I've started my new job (same thing as I did before we left Mi) and I love it. I feel very lucky, and very happy. 

During the move I continued to knit. I'm still working on my Alice in Wonderland, but I think I need to order *another* ball of yarn for it. I got the amount waaaaay off. It is also still cold here, so I've started another jumper and while I was ordering that wool ordered enough to make another one. Fun!

I made another pair of sports socks from leftover sock yarn. I love them. These little short socks make me happy. I also love these:
 Which I bought at Cabela's of all places. There is a whole rainbow of colors and I love them all.

I also knit up some Hermione hearts Ron fingerless gloves
I made them to match the hat I already hat, and I messed up the thumbs big time. But all my belongings are on a ship right now, and these have come in handy. Walking the dog, at work, I mean, I could use some warm weather right about now.

And that's all the finished projects I have at the moment. I seem to have start-itis, and I have three things on the go. And a few WIP's on the ship. Fun stuff!!

Until next time, take care and happy crafting!


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