My current work in progress:

1. Drachenfels, designed by Melanie Berg, knit from Madelintosh Pashmina in the Black Walnut, Seasalt, and Mineral colorways on a 4 mm (U.S. size 6) needle.
2. Myriad stealth projects.

Current and Future Projects

A photo of the current project:

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The lace pattern I’m using for the body of this is very simple, but I am really loving the way it looks!

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Future project:

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This is Tempted Good Grrl yarn in the “Moondance” colorway. I’ll be using it to knit Laura Linneman’s Thin Ice shawl. I bought the pattern earlier this week and then hopped over to The Loopy Ewe and bought the yarn. I think it’ll make a beautiful Thin Ice.

Knitting to commence as soon as I finish my current project.

Lucy sez:

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“Live in the present!”

Just Do It

Yesterday afternoon after work I settled down to my favorite Monday activity: watching the latest Knitgirllls videocast while working on my current project. It was during the videocast that I discovered that Laura has declared this coming Sunday “Knit On Whatever the Heck You Want Day.” What a great idea!

For some of us in the U.S., this coming weekend is a holiday weekend: Monday is Columbus Day and I am lucky enough to have the day off. (One of the advantages of being a fed — federal holidays!) That makes “Knit On Whatever the Heck You Want Day” even better in my opinion. I can stay up late and watch fun stuff on tv while I knit on whatever the heck I want.

I think I’ll start knitting this:

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This yummy skein is MadelineTosh Vintage in the”Ms Taylor” colorway and it is going to become another Super Slouch Hat, the fourth variation I will have done for this pattern.

This hat will be my Fourth Quarter Loopy Ewe Challenge as well.

What do you think you will knit on? You can discuss your ideas in the topic thread on the Knitgirllls’ Ravelry Group, or you can leave a comment to this post and tell me. Or both. icon smile Just Do It

Beyond Toes!

Thank you for the great response to the Beyond Toes giveaway! I awoke the great and mighty Random Number Generator and exhorted it to give me a number. It did, and the winner is Donna, who I met at Carodan Farm’s SoXperience last April. Donna, I’ve emailed you.

Other New Stuff

Last week there was a Piddleloop shop update and I was very happy to snag a large wedge bag, this one featuring Mr. Sheep:

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Isn’t it cute? I love it! The large wedge bags are plenty big enough to hold a substantial chunk o’ knitting.

Speaking of a substantial chunk o’ knitting, I have done a fair bit on the front of my current sweater.

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Great photo, huh? icon wink Just Do It

I am working on stealth projects for commuter knitting, so this is an at-home project only. That means that the majority of my work on it happens on weekends. So there is little knitting time during the week (though I did carve out a nice chunk of knitting time while watching the Knitgirllls yesterday).

Lucy Sez

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“I have something new, too! Momma got me a new placemat!”

 

Cloudy With a Chance of Knitting

The weather looks promising.

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I’ve finished the back of my sweater.

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I’ve started the front.

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And Lucy is thinking about hunkering down for a nap.

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We’ll see how we do!