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FO: Stained Glass Scarf

It’s finally finished!
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Pattern: Stained Glass Scarf from Handknit Holidays by Melanie Falick.
Yarn: Karabella Aurora 8, color 6 (brown) 4 balls & Artyarns Ultramerino 4, color 127, 2 skeins
Needles: US 5 (3.75 mm)
Mods: None
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This scarf seemed to go on and on forever while I was knitting it, and I didn’t think I’d end up liking it a whole lot. I’m so glad I didn’t frog it, because this is a great scarf!
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It was my first time knitting with both of these yarns, and I hope to use them again. The Aurora 8 is sooooo soft and smooth. It was great to work with, and it makes a very soft scarf.
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The Ultramerino 4 is very soft, also. I didn’t know before knitting with it that it is a sock yarn. Because it is so thin, it keeps this double-sided scarf from being to bulky.
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After pinning the scarf out to block, I noticed that the pink in the Ultramerino had pooled to make a zig-zag pattern on the scarf.
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This is one time I like the pooling!

I’ve also finished the Oak Ribbed Socks. FO report coming soon!

The Weekend Can Really Help Your Knitting

If you do almost nothing but knit, that is. Of course, you can also end up with a sore thumb, but that’s of no importance compared to the progress you’ve made 🙂

Anyways, here’s the progress I made over the weekend.

On the Woolen Twinset Cardigan, I finished the second ball of 4-Ply Soft and now 6″ of the body is done.
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The first of the Oak Ribbed Socks is done and the cuff is finished on the second sock.
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The Katharine Vest was swatched for.
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I’m itching to start this project right away so I can wear it on a trip we’re planning in a few weeks, but I’ve decided to hold off on it until I’ve finished the Stained Glass Scarf.
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I finished the third ball of Aurora 8 and started the fourth and last one this morning. I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel with this one – it was feeling like it would never end.

I’ve got the Babette Blanket in progress too, but it’s been moved to the back burner. I’m hoping that’ll change soon, though. After all, sewing the squares together is one of the best parts, right?
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Lastly, The Mitered Square Blanket is blocking and is almost dry. I’m hoping to do a photo shoot this week.

WIP Wednesday

Another WIP Wednesday. Here are my current WIP’s.

First, the Babette Blanket. I finished the fourth 8-round square last week and haven’t worked on it since.
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Next, the Oak Ribbed Socks. This is a great basic sock pattern, and Trekking XXL is great to work with.
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Here’s the Stained Glass Scarf from Handknit Holidays by Melanie Falick. It was a UFO for a while there, but after finishing the Chevron Scarf, I picked it up again.
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The Woolen Cashmere Twinset Cardigan. The Rowan 4-Ply Soft is great to work with. It’s a very enjoyable knit, despite having 350+ stitches per row on size US 3 needles.
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And this my favorite WIP.
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The Mitered Square Afghan. This afghan is so much fun! It’s at the specified width of 7 squares and height of 9 squares. It’s coming out a bit small for my taste, however, and I’m planning on adding one column of squares to the width and height.

So there’s the WIP update. I hope to have modeled photos of the Central Park Hoodie later this week.

FO: Chevron Scarf

The Chevron Scarf is finished!
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This my favorite scarf ever!
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I enjoyed knitting this scarf tremendously. The yarn is wonderful! The colors, the softness – I can’t wait to work with it again.

I never would have thought to put these two colors together. But it was my favorite out of all the finished ones I’d seen out there in blogland. I was unsure about the colors when I was working the first few inches and considered frogging the scarf and starting again with different colors. I’m so glad I didn’t and kept knitting with these colors!
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And it even looks good on the wrong side!
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Project Specifications:
Pattern: Chevron Scarf from Last-Minute Knitted Gifts, by Joelle Hoverson
Yarn: Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks That Rock Mediumweight in Farmhouse and Watermelon Tourmaline, 1 skein each
Needles: US 5 (3.75 mm)
Mods: None
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There is a medium-ish amount of yarn left of each color.
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I’m thinking about making a pair of toe-up ankle socks with the leftovers. I’ve got some navy Brown Sheep Wildfoote leftovers also, which I’m thinking of using for the toes and heels. I think I should have enough yarn. We’ll see.

So there you are – my favorite scarf ever. I’m thinking about the colors I’ll use for my next one!

Thanks to my sister Priscilla (who just started a great baking blog, A Peek Into Priscilla’s Kitchen) for modeling the scarf.

Finished Project, Old Project, New Project

I did the finishing on the Central Park Hoodie this weekend and finished it last night. I was going to get modeled photos today, but the weather was not so good for an outdoor photo shoot. So here’s a photo of the buttons and buttonband for now.
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I also worked on the Babette Blanket this weekend.
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The four-round and six-round squares are finished. I’ve just got about four eight-round squares to do and I’ll start seaming the squares together. I’m really looking forward to finishing this project!

And here’s my newest project which has escaped blog attention since it was started last Saturday.
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This is the bottom ribbing of Woolen Cashmere Twinset Cardigan (that’s a mouthful!) from Knitting Classic Style by Veronik Avery in Rowan 4-Ply Soft. The back and fronts of the cardigan are knitted in one piece up to the armhole, and then you divide the knitting for the fronts and back. The ribbing is going slowly – at 342 stitches on size US 2 needles a row takes a little bit of time to complete. But I’m enjoying it so far, and the yarn is very soft and pleasant to work with.

Also, the Chevron Scarf is finished and blocking. I can’t wait for it to dry – I think it’s the prettiest scarf I’ve made yet!

More Knitting in the Snow Photos

I like taking photos of my knitting in the snow so much.  The lighting is just about always great, and the pretty white background of snowflakes really compliments the knitting.  So, here’s more photos of my knitting in the snow.

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My chevron scarf, which sat neglected for over a month, is now nearly finished – just about 7″ more, and I’ll be able to bind off. I’m so glad I didn’t frog the scarf and try it with different colors like I had intended to – this color combination is so pretty.

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The Back, Fronts and Sleeves of the Central Park Hoodie are blocked and ready for finishing to begin. I’m hoping to have it done quickly, because this just came in the mail:

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Five skeins of Brown Sheep Cotton Fine in Peridot intended for this:
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Eunny Jang’s Katharine Vest. I can’t wait to start it!

And, here’s some more photos of the newest Babette Blanket Squares.
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Only four more four-round squares to go for the blanket.

I hope you all have a great Friday and weekend!

Current Projects

My first two posts were for FO’s.  So what’s currently on the needles?

My oldest WIP, the Madder Ribbed Socks from Knitting Vintage Socks by Nancy Bush in SWTC’s Tofutsies.
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In the background is the first sock which was completed about a month ago. Maybe I’ll try to finish the second one by the end of the month. Maybe.

My next oldest WIP is the Elegant Ribbed Stockings from Favorite Socks in Dale of Norway Heilo.
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This sock was finished about a month ago, also. I have yet to cast on for the second one.

Next is the Stained Glass Scarf from Handknit Holidays by Melanie Falik in Karabella Aurora 8 and Artyarns Ultramerino 4.
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I’m using the Slip’n’Slide Method for this scarf, which means it takes two passes to complete one row. I’m almost halfway through – hopefully I’ll be able to wear the scarf this winter!

This is probably the project that’s the most fun. It’s Plymouth Yarn Co.’s Pattern No. 1063, a Mitered Square Blanket. I’m using mainly Noro Kureyon, and some kettle dyed wool left over from other projects.
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I really enjoy knitting sweaters. My current sweater is the Phyllo Yoked Pullover from Knitting Nature by Norah Gaughan in Rowan Calmer.
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The sleeves are now finished and I’ve started on the body. Can’t wait to get to the lace on the yoke!

And lastly, the very popular Chevron Scarf from Last Minute Knitted Gifts by Joelle Hoverson in Socks That Rock Mediumweight. The colors are Farmhouse and Watermelon Tourmaline.
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So, that’s what’s currently on the needles. Hopefully I’ll be able to post another FO soon!


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Current Projects

  • Babette Blanket
  • Toe-Up Socks
  • Meida's Socks
  • Bird-In-Hand Mittens
  • Josephine Top
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Sweaters
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-Ariann
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-Hourglass Sweater
-ZephyrStyle Tree Jacket
-Enid Cardigan
-Union Square Market Pullover
-Top-Down Arwen Cardigan
-Counterpane Pullover
-Colette Pullover
-El Sol Pullover
-Tweedy Aran Cardigan
-Gathered Pullover
-Printed Silk Cardigan
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-Hemlock Ring Blanket
-Flower Basket Shawl
-Noro Striped Scarf
-Arctic Diamonds Stole
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-Entrelac Socks
-Roza's Socks