My current work in progress:

1. Mighty Mini, designed by Rachel Henry, knit from Socks That Rock Worthy in the "Tanzanite" and "The Green That Sings" colorways on a 3.0 mm needle.
2. Myriad stealth projects.

Changes

I’ve got the second sleeve of my Maidenhair Cardigan completed:

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However, I’ll be setting this project aside tomorrow. Why? Because tomorrow is the first day I can stat my Camp Loopy Project Two! I’ve got my yarn out, ready to go!

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And Lucy is resting up in her new little bed.

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See you at Camp!

Sleeve Achieved

Here is the first sleeve for the Maidenhair Cardigan:

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I’m working on the second sleeve now:

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I decided to do the sleeves before the front pieces of the cardigan for no particular reason. Just because I can!

Lucy’s New Perch

Earlier this week I got a Petstages Snuggle Scratch and Rest for Lucy. (They really should change the name of that thing!)

I first learned about the item from reading a review of it at Floppycats.com, my favorite Ragdoll site. (Aside: be sure to watch the video review of the product at that link. So cute!) I checked out the Amazon.com reviews as well, and it seems that kitties universally love this thing.

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Lucy is apparently no exception.

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Clearly.

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Maidenhair Back

It’s a rainy Sunday here in Northern Virginia, and I’ve got the back of Maidenhair completed.

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The upper edge has live stitches held on lengths of yarn because I plan to attach the shoulders via a three-needle bind-off.

I’ve made some progress on a sleeve:

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The last piece of the WendyKnits Summer Mystery Shawl was released at midnight on Friday, and pictures of finished shawls are popping up in Ravelry Forums. The KAL has been a great success! I love seeing all the completed shawls.

Meanwhile at home, Lucy has the perfect plan for a rainy Sunday:

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Maidenhair Progress

Progress continues on my Maidenhair Cardigan.

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At this point I have about 30″ completed for the back. I’m planning to knit to 36″ long, so I still have a bit of a way to go. But the back is getting to be a little unwieldy and non-portable, so today during my lunch break I cast on a sleeve.

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Not much progress there as I never make it very far into my lunch break without being interrupted, but a little progress is better than none.

Thinking ahead, I purchased buttons for this project. I purchased two different styles, so I could compare and contrast!

Option One:

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Option Two:

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Meanwhile, Lucy is on the move!

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I can’t decide which one I prefer, but at some point I’ll make a decision.

Maidenhair

In my last blog post I showed the start of a new project. I’ve made some progress on it:

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As Catherine pointed out in the comments, this is “Maidenhair” designed by Alice Starmore, from her book Aran Knitting, which was re-released in paperback a couple of years ago.

I did knit this cardigan a number of years ago– here are some photos. As you can probably tell from the photos, I made it for someone else. I knit that Maidenhair from Bovidae Farm sportweight at the pattern gauge. The pattern calls for Scottish Fleet gansey yarn and a gauge of 30 stitches/4 inches.

I am knitting this Maidenhair from Wollmeise DK.

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I am using a U.S. size 4 needle and am getting 6 stitches to the inch. I am making the smallest size of the pattern and that will result in a fairly large cardigan I can use as outerwear. I plan to knit my sweater a bit longer than the pattern directs to make it more coat-like.

I am a little more than halfway through knitting the back and can see I have plenty of yarn. I had six skeins of the Wollmeise and when I decided to make the cardi longer, I acquired two more skeins from a nice Raveler who was de-stashing the color I needed — Pesto. So I have a total of 8 skeins, or 3744 yards.

So my Sunday plan is for more knitting and perhaps a bit of Lucy snuggling.

Lucy is ready for anything!

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