My current work in progress:

1. Hats!
2. Myriad stealth projects.

Kinsale, Completed

I have finally, two months after starting it, completed Kinsale.

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To recap, this design is from Alice Starmore’s Fishermen’s Sweaters and I made mine out of Appalachian Baby Design Organic Cotton. I love, love, love the finished sweater as much as I hate, hate, hate knitting with that yarn.

That yarn is WICKED splitty. I had to slow down my knitting to ensure that I caught all four plies of the yarn. Even though I was very careful, many times I stopped and dropped down a couple of rows to pick up a loose ply. Very time consuming.

So it seemed like a good time to knit something really fun:

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Do you know what that is?

Loki does, but he is not telling!

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Second Sleeve

The winner of my review copy of Rugged Knits: 24 Practical Projects for Everyday Living by Andrea Rangel is Jen R., who has been emailed. Thanks to everyone who left a comment.

I am making good progress on Kinsale. I finished the first sleeve and have attached it to the body. I picked up stitches along the body edge and then attached the sleeve via a three-needle bind-off. Because I did raised exposed shoulder seams, I did the same for the sleeve seam:

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Then I sewed up the side seam and sleeve seam using a mattress stitch:

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I am working along on the second sleeve and should have it done in a few days.

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Loki was a big help in the seaming — he sat on the end table and watched!

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Rugged Knits

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I have another new book to review: This is Rugged Knits: 24 Practical Projects for Everyday Living by Andrea Rangel. You can view the projects on Ravelry, here. (I note that the title says there are 24 projects, but there are actually 22 patterns in the book. Two of the patterns are for hats that […]

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Trellis Tam

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The Feel Good Yarn Company released my pattern this past Thursday: This is my Trellis Tam, knit from two shades of the Feel Good Yarn Company’s SilverSpun Sock yarn. You can order a kit to make this fun hat here, and use this code to get free shipping: JuneDOTM ETA: You can purchase the pattern separately as well, […]

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Feelin’ Good

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In late 2015, the Feel Good Yarn Company decreed that 2016 would be the Year of the Designer, and I was very flattered to be asked to be a Designer of the Month. Well, my month is June, and you can read a lovely blog post on the Feel Good Yarn Company blog that features […]

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