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Wednesday, 16 January, 2013

What’s on the needles

cameo week 1

Cameo, Madelinetosh Vintage in Tern

Cameo: I wasn’t going to cast on another project. I was really enjoying working on Thorn. And then, one fateful afternoon, I was looking through my Ravelry queue. Charlie was sitting on my lap. Cameo must have caught his eye, because he asked to look at more pictures of it. And then he asked if I would make it. Several times that evening he asked me if I started it yet. I am not kidding, this actually happened. So I cast on. For Charlie.

thorn week 2

Thorn, Brooklyn Tweed Loft in Plume

Thorn: When I started this I was concerned I might have issues with the yarn. You may remember that I ended up having to wind it by hand because it kept snapping when I tried to use my ball winder and swift. But it’s been fantastic to work with. After years of knitting shawls out of nothing but fingering weight merino it’s so nice to knit with a yarn that feels like it has more substance. Don’t get me wrong, soft, silky merino has its place. But lately I’ve been drawn more and more towards other yarns. There are only a small handful I’ve found that I truly love, and both of the Brooklyn Tweed yarns make my short list of desert island yarns – you know, if I could only knit with x number of yarns for the rest of my life, what would I chose.

Socks for The Scientist: No progress.

Guernsey Wrap: No progress.

Herbivore: No progress.

Abbi: No progress. Still haven’t decide whether I’m going to frog this one.

What’s off my needles

Given that I keep casting things on, I doubt anything will be finished soon.

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