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I hope you all have been having a good Memorial Day. I started the day my favorite way to start a holiday.
Steel-cut Irish oatmeal with dried cranberries and pecans. Yum!
So, Lucy and I have been having a quiet day. One of us has been napping.
One of us has been tidying up the condo, including the stash room.
And the stash closet.
I’m sorry, but that’s all you get to see of the stash room and the stash closet.
Although I’ve not worked on it since Friday, it seems time for a photo of the Camo Sock.
As you can see, I’m knitting it toe-up, and using a gusset and slip-stitch heel.
I’ve put in a lot of time on Kiri, though.
It doesn’t look like much there, does it? But at the point that photo was taken, I had 4.5 rows left to do before the cast-off.
I’m casting off now.
I’m using a 6mm needle to do the cast-off (the shawl is knitted using a 5mm needle). I’m doing a stretchy lace cast-off. You start by knitting 2, then slipping them back on the left needle, and knit those 2 stitches together through the back loops. Then knit 1, and slip the 2 stitches back on the left needle, knit 2 together through the back loops. And so on, until you have worked all the stitches.
So Kiri knitting will be completed shortly. I will be blocking tonight.
It’s a great pattern, and I do recommend it for lace beginners, as it is a fairly simple pattern and easy to memorize. And if you are doubtful about managing the cast-on that I described yesterday, don’t be. Try it first in larger, smooth yarn and yu’ll see that it’s pretty simple to do.
Lucy has nothing to say at the moment. She’s napping.