My current work in progress:

1. Hats!
2. Myriad stealth projects.

Azure Dragon

I did finally get around to taking a photo of my Granito sweater. Here it is!

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Recap: This is Granito designed by Joji Locatelli. I knit it from Wollmeise Blend in the Pistazie colorway, using a U.S. size 4 (3.5mm) needle. I did not make the pockets as I figured I did not need any more bulk at the hipline!

This pattern is worked from the top down and uses short rows to create the shoulder shaping. There is a lovely little slipped stitch detail on each side down the front and the back. It was an enjoyable knit and the resulting sweater has nice fit and drape. So my first FO of 2017 is a win-win!

And I am close to having a second FO for 2017, as I am nearing completion of my Azure Dragon (a cowl design by Jennifer Kirchenbauer).

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The designer suggests not blocking the piece to maintain the three-dimensional dragon scales. I think I will steam-block mine very slightly to make the row of large scales in the middle of the cowl lie a little bit flatter. I’ll have a better idea of what I want to do once it is off the needles, which should be within a couple of days.

Loki is as usual eager to help.

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He’s keeping track of the pattern chart for me!

First FO of 2017

I finished my Granito sweater on Monday.

And I haven’t taken a photo of it yet. So you have only my word that it is a fait accompli. But I would not lie to you and I will have a photo eventually.

I did start something new: Azure Dragon, a cowl pattern by Jennifer Kirchenbauer. I loved the look of scales as soon as I saw it, and went in search of a yarn colorway that was appropriately “dragon-y.” I ended up with the yarn she used — Malabrigo Rios. I am using the Hojas colorway:

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Nice and dragon-y, I think. I have made a bit of progress:

WIP011117 240x135 First FO of 2017

That is the knit side. One of the nice things about this project is that it is reversible. Here is the purl side:

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I think I like the purl side better than the knit side.

Things are really crazed at work so I am dead tired in the evenings, which results in not much knitting. But I’m doing a bit.

In solidarity, Loki is napping.

Loki011117 240x170 First FO of 2017

New Year, Old Project

Happy New Year! I’ve spent the first week of the year knitting along on Granito. But the end is in sight! I am almost done with the body and have just started knitting the bottom ribbing. I worked until I was almost out of yarn. I’ve reserved enough for 10 or so rounds of ribbing. […]

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Farewell to 2016

I’m popping in one last time this year to wish you all a Happy New Year. I started 2016 knitting a couple of hats, and I am ending the year working on Granito: I finished my FrankenScarf on Christmas Eve: Thank you for stopping by here from time to time in 2016. Onward to 2017!

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Day 23

The winner of a copy of the eBook Double or Nothing: Reversible Knitting for the Adventurous, a new eBook by Alasdair Post-Quinn is Annette Schipf, who has been contacted. Thank you to everyone who left a comment and told me which project spoke to you! If you were not the lucky winner, remember that you […]

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