My current work in progress:

1. Segel, designed by Lea Viktoria, knit from Miss Babs Yummy 2-Ply Toes in the "Draco" gradient set on a 3.5 mm (U.S. size 4) needle.
2. Myriad stealth projects.

We Interrupt This Blog for an Important Announcement

Today is the KOARC‘s 60th birthday! Go wish him a great one!

Normal knitting blog will resume this afternoon

Autumn Day

I woke up this morning to a dark sky.

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I noticed when I went out yesterday that suddenly the leaves were starting to turn. Today some of them are falling.

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It’s about time!

Here’s the sock I pictured yesterday:

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It’s pretty, but even the subtle stripes in the  yarn are obscuring the lace pattern too much to please me, so I’ve set it aside. I’ve started  something different.

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Excuse me while I go join her!

What I Did Today

I went to my surgeon’s office for the first follow-up appointment. (They are very pleased with my post-surgical progress. I’m going back to work on Monday, for half-days for a while)

I got my hair trimmed.

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I knit a little.

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(I’m a big tease — that’s the sole of the sock.) It’s ShibuiKnits in color # 7495.

I got my mail — a couple of cool things.

A lovely, lovely shawl pin from Rebecca. I see she’s got similar ones for sale in her Etsy shop.

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Thanks Rebecca, it’s gorgeous!

And some lovely lovely sock yarn from another Rebecca, from her Etsy shop. I ordered one of her “surprise me” packages and didn’t specify any preferences. I love a good surprise! And this was a lovely surprise!

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Oh and I snuggled with this little Miss, too.

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A full day.

The Answers

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The Answers

No, not the answers to the meaning of life or anything quite so weighty. The answers to the yarn quiz I posted over the past few weeks on this here blog.

The ongoing yarn quiz was created by the lovely and very talented Clara Parkes. Early last week I got the answer key in the mail. And here it is.

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The Answer Card

You might want to go view the answer card at Flickr in a larger size.

I also have a copy of Clara’s new book, The Knitters Book of Yarn. It’s part reference book with all sorts of useful information about different fibers and different yarns. It’s also part pattern book, with 40 patterns for hats, socks, shawls, sweaters, etc. I haven’t had too much of a chance to go through this book yet, but on first glance-through, it looks like a keeper. Apart from the patterns (and a number of them do call out to me to knit), I can see this will be a book that I’ll pull off the shelf time after time to look something up.

Lucy sez

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“Okay, You are getting really annoying with that camera.”

Recovery

Again, thanks for all the kind emails and comments you guys have sent me. It really does give me a warm fuzzy feeling to know so many people are thinking good thoughts for me.

I’ve been concentrating on healing. icon smile Recovery I’m still quite achy and sore — I guess that’s no surprise since it has been less than a week since surgery. I’m doing my best to take things slow and easy.

We have had beautiful weather this weekend. The KOARC took me out — my first trip outside since surgery. We had lunch al fresco on Saturday. I, of course, was ready for anything.

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And just to prove that wasn’t a faked shot of just my knitting and that I really did get out and do some knitting:

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And I did finish that sock.

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These are knit in Fiesta Baby Boom in the Dreamsicle colorway. Contrary to what it says on the label, I knit these on a 2mm needle for a gauge of 8 sts/inch and loved the results.

Lucy, bless her furry little self, is continuing to do her best to entertain me by striking seductive poses.

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And I amuse myself by attempting to photograph her while she sits in my lap.

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Alrighty, time to back away from the computer . . .