My current work in progress:

Corrugated Shawl, designed by Cecelia Campochiaro, knit from Crave Caravan in the Tilly colorway, using U.S. size 4 needles.

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The winner of a copy of Plum Dandi Knits: Simple Designs for Luxury Yarns is “Yooper in Mississippi” who has been emailed. Thank you to everyone who left a comment and to Interweave for supplying my review copy and a second copy for the giveaway.

I have had an up-tick in knitting progress  this week. I finished my Land of Sweets Cowl.

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I used miniskeins from three different dyers, all purchased via Etsy.

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I had enough yarn over to knit a hat:

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I did not use a pattern — I just cast on 104 stitces, worked k2 p2 ribbing for 8 rounds, then worked in stripes of color in the same order I used them in my cowl — 3 rows per color. When the hat was 8″ from the cast-on edge, I did crown decreases. I popped a vegan fur pom pom on top and there you have it!

Then yesterday I saw Martina’s new handwarmer pattern, Tough & Toasty. While watching television last night I whipped out a one:

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The palm:

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And then I knit the second one:

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It is a very fast knit, and a very fun one, too/ The construction is genius! I used a skein of Buachaille in the “Haar” colorway and a U.S. size 3 (3.25mm) needle.

So my needles have been a blur lately! Loki has retreated to his tote to stay out of the way of flying needles!

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  1. I LOVE those! They remind me of those candy necklaces from childhood:

  2. The cowl and hat look good enough to eat! Cute handwarmers.
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  3. Oh that crazy cat!! Such a hard life!! Love the cowl and hat too BTW. Great colours.

  4. Marietta Thompson says:

    I just decided today that I need to knit some more sock – went straight to your Toe Up Socks and will have more fun than I probably deserve knitting up some of the patterns! Thanks again for the wonderful things you’ve done for so many knitters!

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