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Spring Knitting

 School is done. Student work contract is done. Time for more knitting. 

So, here’s the update on my Quadrillion sweater: I have now finished knitting the back of the sweater.

It was very easy to do with a 2×2 rib at the bottom and an all-over seed stitch for the body. I did the back first because the front pattern was getting confusing with all of the different cables and their different number of rows/stitches. I needed a break and to come up with a better way of keeping track of the cable patterns before going back to the front of the sweater.

I mean look at it:

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It is a mess of different patterns. I love it, but I hate it right now.

Perhaps it is because I am a bit frustrated with the front of the Quadrillion sweater (or that I want to avoid working on it) that I decided to start something new! I started working on the Amalia shell pattern by Quince & Co with Shibui’s Staccato yarn in Abyss. This yarn is so soft and will have a lovely drape to it once it is worked up in this pattern. I’m really looking forward to seeing how it feels to wear this beautiful top when it’s done.

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Still knitting away… 

The Magdalen Scarf now measures 5 feet in length. It still needs a few more inches to be truly the cosiest scarf I own, I think.

When your nail polish matches your knitting

Aw yea 😍

Visual update on my September Challenge Weaving! 

   
 

  

3ft of PomPom Mag’s Magdalen Scarf Done!

It’s been two weeks and I have about half of the scarf done. 

The current progress of my Magdalen scarf 🙂 

**update: just realized that I missed one of the cables on the twisted rope side… Whoops, oh well. 

d-stashed project #3 & project #2 (update): magdalen scarf & sock yarn blanket

Well, I caved. I started knitting the Magdalen scarf using Knit Pick’s Brava worsted weight yarn. It is a wonderful cabled adventure into fall scarf knitting.

Cables are so much fun to knit. I was very intimidated by them when I first learned how to knit them a few years ago, but they are very simple when you learn how to read the patterns and carry the stitched over. They keep me engaged, and create a beautiful texture and depth in the knitting.

So. Much. Fun. 

But yes, update on the sock yarn blanket: I have three little squares now 🙂

Two are made with Hedgehog Fibres sock yarn in wonderful electric blue hues, and the other (pictured in my previous post) is made with  Madeleine Tosh’s hand-dyed sock yarn in FlashDance.
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d-stashed project #2: sock yarn blanket 

What do you do with left over sock yarn?

MAKE A SOCK YARN BLANKET! aka the ultimate stash busting project.

(I should also consider doing one of these with all my worsted weight yarn too)

#WIP: socks with Madeleine Tosh yarn 

I started knitting a pair of socks at the beginning of the summer, and I haven’t finished them yet either. I was following the Purl Bee’s pattern for the Striped Crew Socks using Madeleine Tosh’s hand-dyed sock yarn in FlashDance. It’s actually stupid how close I am to being done that project, because I was knitting the foot of the second sock and was just about to start shaping the toe.

I should go back to those! Fall is almost here and socks will be a necessity.

Why do the knitting doldrums hit so hard sometimes?

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