My current work in progress:

The Throwback by Andrea Mowry, knit from Blue Sky Fibers Woolstok Worsted and Spincycle Yarns Dream State, using 4.5mm and 5mm needles.

Hurray for September

Words cannot adequately express how happy I am that it is September. While it is still wicked hot and humid, the end is in sight! Autumn will be approaching soon!

In a fit of knitting productivity, I got a lot accomplished last night.

I completed the second half of the shrug portion of the Wispy Cardi, steam-blocked both pieces, joined them via a three-needle bind-off, seamed the sleeves, and picked up the stitches around the piece for the ribbing.

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After steam-blocking the pieces, I am so happy with the knitted fabric for this. The yarn blocked out like a dream and the piece is beautifully soft and drapy. No wonder Lucy loves it.

I successfully mattress-stitched the sleeve seams.

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And I did a very careful pick-up of stitches and knit one row of ribbing.

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But that’s not all . . .

I did wind up a skein of yarn and started a new commuter project.

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Details tomorrow!

Lucy sez:

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“The suspense is killing me!”


  1. I’m with Lucy! It’s pretty.

  2. Autumn is my favorite time of year and I am SO ready for it. That pink thing you’ve started looks very interesting!

  3. Aussie Rosemary says:

    Huh Grumps. And our summer is coming. I hate hot weather.

  4. No, Lucy, the desire for your toy from your favorite yarn is killing you, not suspense.
    .-= picadrienne´s last blog ..What to tell a college Freshman =-.

  5. November is not so very far away now! 🙂

  6. When you say you had a productive night, you’re not kidding! How many hours did you work on it last night? Do you ever sleep?

    The little pink thing looks intriguing . . .

  7. That Cardi is going to be o-so lovely!

    re: “… new commuter project”, it matches Miss Lucy’s seat cushion…a conspiracy on her part, I’m sure~ hehee! ♥♥♥
    .-= Sandra´s last blog ..Ravens For Halloween Doily =-.

  8. Yes, Lucy looks like she’s very excited, especially since she can anticipate a stuffed toy with the leftovers. Love the color of your wispy! It should be beautiful with your coloring!

  9. Sharon Moon says:

    Could you take a picture of your seam from the three needle bindoff? Sometimes I get a lumpy seam. Thanks for sharing your skills with us.

  10. Can you explain a 3 needle cast off. I too am making a sleeve to sleeve cardigan but until I read your comment on cast on /cast off statement. The patten had called for the Kitchener Stitch (which I till cann’t fathom out! ) to join the the 2 sides together.
    Cooler weather is wecome.

  11. Ooooh! Pink thing! Curves! Lace! I want to know!

  12. Love the fall too! I am perpetually amazed by your productivity. I’ve been knitting for over 40 years, but I can’t even come close to you!!

  13. I love the start of your commuter project. Every once in a while garter stitch is just really satisfying (and that unless my eyes are taking the day off looks like the middle section of a shawlette).
    .-= Seanna Lea´s last blog ..rapidly approaching the wall =-.

  14. I’m with Lucy on this one…can’t wait!

  15. It may be September but it’s so hot here I am eager for the hurricane to come and make it cooler! There’s no AC except in the car – not fun. Even the cats are all asking if I tele-transported us all to Georgia this week!

    Lovely green sweater!
    .-= MicheleinMaine´s last blog ..Happy Hippos on Navy Mini Bag =-.

  16. Maria Neill says:

    About the pink little thing/secret…it is either a shawl for Lucy or knitted undies…..