My current work in progress:

1. Alodia, designed by Moira Engel, knit from Swans Island Natural Colors Merino Worsted in the "Eucalyptus" colorway on U.S. size 7 needles.
2. Myriad stealth projects.

Alodia Mods

I continue to work on my Alodia hooded scarf and at this point I have close to the desired length in the scarf portion.

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I made some mods to the pattern (which is found in the newest Twist Collective and is also available for purchase from Ravelry). The pattern is created from three charts: the two side cables which are mirror image of each other, and the wide center panel. The center panel is not evenly divisible by the two side charts. The center panel consists of 44 rows and the side panels are 24 rows.

This annoyed me,  so I re-charted the center panel to have 48 rows. Now for every two pattern repeats of the side cables I work one repeat of the center panel.

While working the first repeat I found an error in the center panel chart:

Row 6, Stitch 14 should be a twisted knit stitch, not a purl.

If you happen to have this pattern and you have version 08.02.15, be aware of this. I did email Twist Collective about the error so it will no doubt be corrected in later versions.

And now for something completely different, a bowlful of Loki.

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Boxy

I finally, at long last, finished Boxy last week!

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I started Boxy on April 19 and finished it on August 19. But I did complete a lot of other projects during that time, including two cardigans, three shawls, a whole bunch of animals and bunny dresses.

To recap, Boxy is knit from Handmaiden Mini Maiden in the Polar Sea colorway on a U.S. size 4 needle. Here’s a close-up of the neckline:

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I haven’t tried it on yet, so can’t comment on how I like it at this point.

Next up:

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This is Swan’s Island Organic Merino Wool, worsted weight, in the Eucalyptus color. This is what I’m knitting:

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That’s Alodia, a hooded scarf designed by Moira Engel that is in the newest edition of the Twist Collective. Stay tuned for more on that!

Loki can’t hardly wait!

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Match & Move

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I finished Match & Move on Friday. I knit this from Wollmeise Pure in the Sabrina and Tambopata colorways. After finishing I had only 2 grams of the Sabrina left, and 35 grams of Tambopata. To block I simply ran it through a delicate cycle in my washer & dryer. I put the shawl in […]

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Cat Days

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The winner of my review copy of Deck the Halls: 20+ Knitted Christmas Ornaments is Alice Moisen, who has been emailed. Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway. Yesterday was International Cat Day, so Loki and I have been celebrating This weekend Loki has played, napped, ate and slept, so he is keeping up his end of […]

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Christmas in . . . August?

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I have another really cute book to review. This is Deck the Halls: 20+ Knitted Christmas Ornaments and it is from Annie’s Knitting. The link takes you to Annie’s website, where you can order this great little book in either hardcopy or electronic download, for the very reasonable price of $9.99 for each format. As […]

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