My current work in progress:

1. pour moi, designed by Lori Versaci, knit from Wollmeise Merino DK in the "Stella Polaris" colorway on a 3.75 mm (U.S. size 5) needle.
2. Outlander MKAL Shawl, designed by Rachel Rodin, knit from Lornas Laces Shepherd Sport in the "Beauchamps" and "Fraser" colorways on a 3.75 mm (U.S. size 5) needle.
3. Myriad stealth projects.

Long Haul Project

Thanks for all the nice comments on my Aran Jacket. It was a fun project to knit, and a fairly quick one, being worsted weight yarn and size 8 needles. So I decided my next project would be at a finer gauge. Immediate gratification is fun, but so are long-haul projects.

I am once again feeding my Cormo obsession, this time with the sportweight woolen-spun (in the dark grey colorway). Here’s what I have so far:

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If  you click on the photo to enlarge it, you will see that I’m doing another Aran design, and in fact, it is another jacket. And it is jam-packed with cables! icon biggrin Long Haul Project

Moss stitch and cables knit at a fine gauge make fr slow going — but a lot of fun. And even though there are a bunch of different cables here, they are all fairly easy to memorize — the largest one is a 16-row repeat, and the others are 4 and 8-row repeats. So I have the pattern memorized and do not need to refer to the charts I worked up. (I’m not following a pattern — this is my own concoction.)

Giveaway Winner

The winner of my review copy of One + One: Hats: 30 Projects from Just Two Skeins is Deborah, who has been emailed. If you missed out on this giveaway, fear not — I have another book to review:

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This is Short Story: Chic Knits for Layering by Cathy Carron. It has 36 (!!!) patterns for cropped knit tops — ponchos, boleros, shrugs, cropped cardis, and other short wraps.

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There is something for everyone here.

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If the cropped look is not right for you, you could easily lengthen some of the designs.

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There’s colorwork, texture, and lace.

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Most of the projects n the book are knit at a fairly large gauge, so I think they’d be pretty quick to knit. And would make a great holiday gift for a trendy teen or young woman. Or whip something up for yourself to wear to holiday parties.

Who’d like my review copy?

To be entered into the drawing to receive my copy, please leave a comment on this blog post by 11:00am Eastern time on Wednesday, November 28, 2012. I’ll draw a comment at random to receive the book.

Lucy sez:

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“Do we still have leftover turkey?”

 

Comments

  1. Looks like an interesting book.

  2. I would love to win this book! I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

  3. Great book! Would love to knit some of those.

  4. your new jacket-in-progress is … amazing. (do you knit in your sleep?!)

    and I’d love to win that book! thanks for doing another great giveaway!

  5. Cool book and more beautiful knitting, Wendy!

  6. This would be a great book for my knitting guild!

  7. I can’t wait to see the new jacket. I really admire your tenacity in choosing a thinner yarn for such a big project.

  8. I am with Lucy, more turkey

  9. I have her Cowl Girl book and I love it so would love to add this to my library. Thanks!

  10. OOoh, nice book!

  11. You are always so generous with your giveaways!! However, Ozzie would like to leave a comment.
    Miz Lucy – that is one fine pose! Would you be my pin-up gal? MRRRrrrrrrrrrrow!

  12. I would love to win the book. Thanks for the chance.

  13. It looks like a lot of very cute patterns. I need a new knitting project!

  14. I’d love a chance to win the book. Thanks!

  15. The book looks lovely! You amaze me with how much knitting you get done!

  16. lovely! Awe lucy, silly girl!

  17. ANGIE CASAS says:

    The color is lovely and just the kind of sweater I have always wanted to knit. I ‘m a beginner therfore it be a while to get to this point in knitting. I would love to win your giveaway book. I a great book for teaching also. I have a 9 and 6 year olds wanting to learn the trade of knitting and crochet.