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Works in Progress

A day late, I know. Friday I came home from work exhausted and ill (still), and considering it was dark I decided that rest was in order and project photos could wait for daylight.

I’ve only got a couple this time. I’m trying to  limit myself.

Since I’ve been sick, I cast on for a  neckwarmer to help with my cough. This is Fibranatura Exquisite Bamboo in “Niagra.” It’s 77% bamboo and 23% superwash merino, and it’s quite soft. I love the flow of colors.

I’m using my new KnitLites that I got for Yule, even though I don’t really need the extra light most of the time. My other pair of KnitLites is quite long and prone to shorting out; that problem doesn’t seem to be as much of an issue with these shorter needles. I will say that I wish they were pointier, especially with a yarn as loosely plied as this one. Will there be a pattern available for this one? Maybe, but probably not for a couple of weeks at least, particularly since what you see there? It has to be ripped out. Completely. I realized I was going to run out of yarn around the halfway point, so I need to scale it back just a  little.  If it looks a little odd in the photos, it’s because the center portion is entrelac, and that tends to look a little strange and lumpy until it’s blocked.

No, your eyes don’t deceive you. I’ve pulled not one, but two projects out of hibernation. The first one is the London Calling Cabled Cardigan from 2010. I hope to finish it this year (fingers crossed). I haven’t worked on it much since I got sick because I’ve been so low on bandwidth. My eyes have been really tired, so it’s hard for me to do all of those little tiny cables in the honeycomb stitch. I have about half a pattern repeat left before I can add the pockets. Again.

The other project I’ve been working on is the living room afghan, which, happily enough still matches our living room, even though we moved. I’m about 1/3 of the way through it, and this has been my primary knitting project of late, since it’s 99% stockinette stitch and I can pretty much do it in my sleep. In fact, I’m pretty sure I’ve sleep-knit on it at least once. I’m thinking I’ll need 2-3 more of the giant balls of yarn I’ve been buying for this one before it’s done.

I do have one other WIP, but I’ll be talking about that one next week, so you’ll just have to wait and see.

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