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    Easy, fun and quick to knit these fingerless gloves feature a long fairisle cuff with garter stitch edges. The simple peasant thumb makes them interchangeable left and right. Requires approximately 140 yards Worsted Weight wool in MC and 25 yards CC. Gauge: 20 st by 27 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch

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    Marine Mittens Pattern Now Available

    These easy fairisle mittens are quick to knit and make a great gift! The peasant thumb makes them interchangeable left and right. This project is a great stash buster! You will need approximately 130 yards color A, 60 yards color B and 40 yards of color C. Gauge: 6 stitches by 8 rows = 1 inch. Download the PDF for $3.00.


Fall projects

I wanted to make sure I posted a few things I've completed this Fall, before too much time has passed and I end up needing to post another giant catch-up blog...

SO, the baby pants and Danish socks from my earlier post are complete:

First batt, uneven spinning, first cabled yarn, success.

The finished product.
Months ago I fell head over heels for a blue-purple-red "Kitchen Sink Batt" at Downtown Yarns. I was super excited to spin it. But I was also less attached to an idea of what I wanted it to be than I am to some of the other fiber in my stash. This made it a good option for experimenting since, although I am not unskilled, the reality is that I am a novice spinner.

Mucking about on the wheel

I mentioned in my last post that I am lucky enough to have Leti's Louet (S15) on long-term loan. And no, I absolutely could not avoid adding any additional alliterations.

Catching up again

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You may have noticed that the blog has been languishing un-updated since the end of April. Lots of things have happened between then and now and unfortunately blogging has not been priority number one. In fact I've had a draft with that same opening sentence on the books for more than two months.

I should say though that the reason (or excuse) I have for not posting has been that we have been soooo busy since April. I started my new job in March and was working 7 days a week until the end of May, something I don't plan on ever repeating. In the meantime we were attending weddings left and right and then in June we took off for a Scandinavian Adventure (more on that below) and now were preparing to heard to Lahore for 10 days for yet another wedding. Whew!

Furry little mini-skirt.

Actually it's a lot classier than it sounds. I promise. Er, well, I guess you can decide.

This piece is knit with one strand of Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Bulky (Bing Cherry) and one strand Brushed Suri Alpaca from Blue Sky Alpacas, just like my Black & White Cowl.