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Archive for October, 2013

WIP Wednesday: Shallows

Posted by Andi on October 23, 2013

I know a lot of knitting bloggers have WIP Wednesday posts, and now I’m one of them. At the very least it will inspire me to post at least once a week.

Since I frogged my most recent attempt at socks, I needed a smaller travel-size project to take with me on my trip this week. I decided to start the cowl I was planning on making for a charity auction. I cast on Shallows. I have completed one of four pattern repeats. It seems short, and I have a feeling I will want to make it longer. We’ll see if I agree once I’ve done all four repeats.

Something new #knitting #wip

The yarn is Fleur de Fiber Asbury in the Early Girl Tomato colorway. The color is a bit different than in the picture. It’s more of a pinkish red than you see here. That’s what I get for taking a picture with my phone very late at night (or very early in the morning, whichever you prefer) under a lamp.

I will probably hold off on working on this project until I travel again next week.

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Nothing To See Here

Posted by Andi on October 20, 2013

I have been knitting, but I don’t have anything to show you.

First, the Havana Lace socks I started after I frogged the acorn socks. I had to frog that too. It was too big. The leg was kind of okay, not tight but not huge. But the area around my ankle was huge, and I was afraid the foot would be too. So that’s gone. I was debating between switching needle sizes or making the next smallest size, and I think I’m just going to make the next smallest size. The thing is, there is no way they will be done in the autumn now, so I don’t even know if I’m going to cast these back on. I am flying this week, so I will need some small project, but I haven’t decided if I am going to try Havana Lace again or something else. I might just do a plain vanilla sock, just to do something easy. We’ll see. I have until tomorrow night to decide.

Second, the project I have been working on most frequently is a gift that I am not going to say any more about until it’s finished and sent.

Third, I did cast on a new project last weekend. I started the honeycomb cable reversible hat for Tim. I’m not very far along, but I have done a complete cable repeat.

And that’s about it! I hope to have something of substance to post soon.

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