My current work in progress:

1. Hats!
2. Myriad stealth projects.


I’m just popping in to let you know that my website will be moving hosts. While this will (hopefully) be transparent to you the reader, it necessitates radio silence on my part for a few days. And if there are some outages, be of good cheer — the site will return.

So I will tell you quickly that I am knitting on Martina Behm’s brilliant pattern Pool & Conquer. I am using Wollmeise Lacegarn in the Franz colorway:

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Here is my progress as of yesterday:

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And here is Loki, adorable as usual.

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See you on the other side!

Camp Loopy July Project

My Camp Loopy July project is completed:

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This is Sur le chemin de l’école, pattern by Mamie-Thé. I “liked” in Ravelry and then forgot about it until I went back through my old “likes” on Ravelry, looking for something for this month’s Camp Loopy project.

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I made my shawl from 3 skeins of Madelinetosh Pashmina in the “Rain Water” colorway. I added additional rows of 2×2 rib at the end to use up all of my yarn.

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This was such a fun knit — sort of a sampler of patterns. It worked up quickly because it stayed fun and entertaining to the end.

Loki, of course, helped me every step of the way.

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Camp Loopy July Project

Happy July! I am very happy to be working on my July Camp Loopy project:

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This is a shawl pattern called Sur le chemin de l’école. The directive for this project, lifted from The Loopy Ewe blog:

Theme: Buried Treasure. You just never know what you’re going to find buried, do you? The challenge this month is to make something that has been in your Ravelry queue or on your Ravelry favorites list (or on your internal “must make” list) for more than a year. It has been buried in your list – now it is time to unearth it! Your project must use a minimum of 600 yards in this single project.

I really don’t queue things in Ravelry, but I do favorite patterns, so I looked back and found this pattern that I had favorited quite a long time ago. So long ago that I had no recollection of the pattern, but I love it. It is very entertaining because there’s a lot going on! I’m using Madelinetosh Pashmina in the “Rain Water” colorway, a total of over 1000 yards, so it meets the yardage requirement for the project.

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Because this is a holiday weekend, I predict a lot of progress by the next post!

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Do the Twist

Here is my Fiesta Bag that I showed in my last blog entry, now with handles!

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Rather than knit the handles according to the pattern, I’ve made i-cord handles. I started out knitting the handles from the pattern but decided I preferred i-cords, so ripped out what I started.

On Friday I will start my July Camp Loopy project, a shawl called Sur le chemin de l’école. I will be knitting it in this yarn:

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That’s Madelinetosh Pashmina in the “Rain Water” colorway. I’ve got three skeins. Such a pretty colorway!

ChiaoGoo Twist Mini

Have you seen the new ChiaoGoo Twist Mini interchangeable needle set? I pre-ordered a set when it was announced and got it a couple of weeks ago.

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(Diet Coke included for scale.)

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It’s a set of very small-sized needles: five tip sizes US000 (1.5mm) to US1.5 (2.5mm), three cables, a wee box with the little parts and pieces, and a ruler. This set is packed in a tidy little black mesh pouch.

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The whole thing packed up will fit very neatly into your knitting bag. A nice little set!

Loki Sez

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“Hello, Lady Kitties!”

That is his “come hither” look.


Fiesta Bag

The mystery project I showed in my last blog post is this:

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Lucy Neatby’s Fiesta Bag!

I following Lucy Neatby on Instagram and a little while back she was offering the pattern for sale pre-publication as a fundraiser for Alberta Fire Relief — so that’s when I bought the pattern. (The fund-raiser is now over: knitters raised $2,800 for the Canadian Red Cross.)

You can now buy the pattern via Lucy’s website, here.

I wanted to make a good-sized bag so elected to make mine from worsted weight yarn. For the solid color I chose Madelinetosh Tosh Vintage in the “Farmhouse White” colorway. It took my quite a while to find a variegated worsted weight yarn for the contrast. I finally ended up buying a merino/tencel blend from an etsy seller: Felt Buddies and Co.

I added an applied i-cord at the top edge for added stability:

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Anyway, the pattern was very entertaining and well-written and I am enjoying every minute of the knitting.

What’s next?

Well, I can start my next Camp Loopy project on July 1. Until then I will be playing with these:

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I’m going to be doing a colorwork project with these colors. Well, mostly these colors. I haven’t quite finalized the palette yet!

Loki has been a big help to me this weekend:

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