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Did you miss me?

I know August just FLEW by. I took a break, and I can’t even remember most of it! I did get a chance to get partially caught up on some editing, however, and we did some much needed work around the house that has been neglected for…well, months, really.

So, saddle up. This is going to be a big month. If you want all the latest details, or a concise bullet-pointed list, then I recommend signing up for my newsletter (there’s a link in the sidebar) because there’s going to be a lot of news this month. Signing up for the mailing list means you get it first, and you’ll also have a tidy list of updates, uploads, new books, and the dates they come out in your inbox once a month. The September email will be going out later this week, so sign up now for all the latest info.

Okay, now that that’s taken care of, how about a glimpse of what I’ve been working on?

I’m not a fantastic sweater knitter, but I recently decided to try doing a top-down raglan, and that construction method is SO EASY. It simplified the process, and I think raglan sleeves are just really flattering.

I didn’t use a pattern for this sweater, just a recipe for the increases and then ran from there.


This sweater is actually really special to me. Not only does it fit perfectly, but I bought the yarn the last time I was in Montreal. It’s a cone of 4 different commercial yarn mill ends from a knitting factory that were wound together on a cone. There are two different shades of turquoise, teal, and a purple. I love the way it came out, and since it’s mostly cotton it’s really comfortable to wear. Every time I wear it, I want to go back to Montreal.

There’s also still quite a bit of leftover yarn, so I think there needs to be a slouchy hat or beret to go with it. I thought about making the sleeves longer, but I’m not sure. I think I need to sit on that one a bit. I really don’t want to undo the picot bind off!

I also knocked out a few small household items this month. I make reusable cotton pads for our swiffer, and we needed some knew ones. I made a total of 4, but they’re really nothing special so no pictures there. I actually used the leftover yarn from another project–a set of washcloths I made for a friend. But again, they’re really nothing special so I didn’t take pictures.

I enjoyed the process of it so much that I immediately cast on for another top-down raglan when it was done. This one is attempt….6? at a sweater I’ve been trying to make for Ash for about 3 or 4 years now. I’m hoping that the change in construction technique makes the difference. So far it’s going pretty well. I don’t want to jinx it though, so you’re going to have to wait to see what it looks like!

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