My current work in progress:

1. Woodfords, designed by Elizabeth Doherty, knit from Madelinetosh Merino Light in the "paper" colorway on U.S. size 3, 5, and 7 needles.
2. Myriad stealth projects.

Woodfords Progress

I am slowly making progress on my Woodfords Cardigan. I apologize for the quality of the photos that follow — the piece is not as yellow in real life, but the photos were taken at night in artificial light. Here is Woodfords spread out as much as I can with the bottom stitches mooshed up on the needle:

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I have just finished working the braided “welt” on the lower back:

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Here it is with the braid completed:

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Next I need to work the lower body. This will be 12 inches of relatively mindless knitting. After that, all that remains are the sleeves. but the lower body is an impressively large number of stitches, so that will take a goodly chunk of time to complete.

I flipped the piece over — here it is with one side front smoothed out:

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I think this will be a very wearable cardigan. While it is wool, it’s not too warm because it is fingering weight knit at a loose gauge. The knitting has been/is time-consuming, but so far has been very entertaining.

While I was taking those photos, Loki was supervising from atop the jewelry armoire:

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Note that the armoire is turned around so the front of it is facing the wall. That is because a certain furry little somebody was reaching down, prying open a drawer with a chubby little paw, and removing pieces of jewelry.

It’s never a dull moment around here.

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I recently was sent a lovely little gift bag of Cleckheaton yarn:

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This a special new yarn, Australian Superfine Merino by Cleckheaton. This yarn is made in Australia from 100% Australian superfine merino sheep.

Inside the bag was a cute hat kit and the yarn to knit it:

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The yarn is, as advertised, incredibly soft.

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I did a quick gauge swatch, and it is not only a dream to knit, it has wonderful stitch definition as well. It is an 8-ply yarn and is DK weight. The yarn is put up in 65-gram skeins with 130 meters per skein, and it comes in a very nice range of colors, which can be seen on the Cleckheaton website here. You can purchase the yarn online from that site for $10.37 (I assume these are Australian dollars, so at current conversion rates that’s $8.64 U.S. dollars), and you can also download the cute beanie pattern, free. That would make a great, quick holiday gift, doncha think?

Current Work in Progress

I am knitting along on my Woodfords Cardigan. I don’t have a recent WIP photo for you, but here is one from the other day:

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I am now at the point of joining the front to back at the bottom of the armhole, so I’ve done a bit more since that photo was taken. I am also working on a number of small projects, so I’m not being 100% faithful to this project.

Loki is helping, as usual.

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New Project

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I’ve been working on a new project for the past week. It’s the Woodfords Cardigan, designed by Elizabeth Doherty and it is from Wool People Volume 8. The original was made form Brooklyn Tweed Loft, but I wanted a softer yarn, so I opted for Madelinetosh Merino Light. I am using the “paper” colorway. Here’s […]

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Squares

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Thank you so much for all your nice comments about my Sanquhar Cowl! The pattern is now available for sale on Ravelry, here. For a limited time, until noon eastern time this Friday, December 5, the price of the pattern will be $3.00. After that time it will go up to its regular price of […]

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Sanquhar Cowl, Completed

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I finished my cowl on Friday night. I started by googling images of Sanquhar knitting, and then charting out individual patterns based on the old photos I found. I ended up with 7 “background” patterns and 7 “squares” pattern. My cowl is knit in the round, using Woolfolk Tynd yarn and a U.S. size 3 […]

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