Quality Time

The sweater is moving along. In the past few weeks I’ve had ample quality knitting time, and I’ve powered along on the handspun sweater. I tried it on today and determined that is is big enough, is actually roomy, which I’m kind of liking. And the neck is reasonably satisfactory, which after the last attempt, I will take.

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Once it’s blocked, I think it will hang better and therefore I will not show the questionable shot of me in it now before it’s finished. I think the stranded-ness of the pattern is going to relax nicely when it’s blocked. In any case, progress!!

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Thanksgiving was some good quality time, with family, with food, with knitting, with myself, so that is something to be thankful for! Hope all had a great weekend full of knitting, food, wine, and family (in whatever order makes you happiest). And now, I shall spend the next week avoiding Christmas music and turning 31, and finishing a secret knitting project which I hope to unveil soon!

There’s an App for that

Someday, I swear, I will learn. Recipes are there for a reason. Denial is not just a river in Egypt. yada yada. From this you can infer (and if you can’t, don’t worry, I’ll just tell you) that all that progress? Yes. It is no more. I spent Halloween handing out candy alternately with ripping back that sweater upon admitting that the neck hole is way big and it is all wrong. And I discovered, if I’d just spent 15 minutes googling for such a thing, that for a top down raglan sweater pattern? Yeah, there’s an app for that. Duh. So $0.99 later and 10 minutes of measuring and plugging in numbers and neckline preferences, yeah. A recipe to follow. I swear, I’m not as dumb as I look.

I am now just about back to where I was when I admitted finally that I was being dumb, and so instead of showing you photos that look exactly like the last ones, although this time of a properly proportioned sweater top, I will instead show you photo of YARN!!

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Ohh, pretty colors. Shiny silk. Handspun yarn. Lots of it.

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All available at the shop – go get them before they go home and make someone else happy!