My current work in progress:

1. Cowl, my own design, knit from Elsa Wool Woolen-Spun Fingering Weight Cormo in the "Cream" and "Dark Grey" colorways on U.S. size 3 needles.
2. Myriad stealth projects.

Labor Day Weekend

We’re in the middle of a holiday weekend here, and that means only one thing: knitting progress!

On Friday I finished Alodia.

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It’s not particularly easy to photograph, but I m very happy with it. I used Swans Island Natural Colors Merino Worsted in the Eucalyptus colorway. At first I was unsure of how well the slight variegation in the yarn would work with the fairly complex cable pattern, but I am very happy with the results. It looks like stonewashed jeans, I think!

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On to the next project, this being knit from the lovely natural grey Cormo I showed in my last blog post:

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This is going to be a jacket of my own design. I love the cables and traveling stitches in this yarn!

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Loki has his own ideas about holiday weekends and what they are for.

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September Finally

Welcome, September!

As you can see, Dottie and Inga are all set with their back-to-school dresses.

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Dottie’s dress has a Royal Stewart tartan skirt and Inga’s is Black Watch. Or some approximation of both. I made the dresses based on Julie Williams’ Seasonal Dresses patterns and the mods were made by loosely following Suzymarie’s mods on her Ravelry project page for her “Mad About Plaid” dress. I did the vertical stripes in my bunny dresses in duplicate stitch instead of crocheting them, though. I am better at duplicate stitch than crochet! Both dresses are knit from Loopy Ewe Solid Series yarn.

In other news, I am on the hood portion of my Alodia Hooded Scarf, and so far, so good!

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Because Alodia is a bit large to be schlepping to and from work, I got a start on my next project:

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So far, just some tubular rib. But this is minimally processed natural grey Cormo, so it is very exciting to me! I purchased the Cormo worsted weight wool from this Etsy seller. Don’t bother looking for more, because I bought all she had. icon wink September Finally

But she will no doubt have more in the future and if I don’t beat you to it, you might have a chance at buying some.

Loki sez:

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“Does this light make my butt look big?”

Alodia Mods

I continue to work on my Alodia hooded scarf and at this point I have close to the desired length in the scarf portion.

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I made some mods to the pattern (which is found in the newest Twist Collective and is also available for purchase from Ravelry). The pattern is created from three charts: the two side cables which are mirror image of each other, and the wide center panel. The center panel is not evenly divisible by the two side charts. The center panel consists of 44 rows and the side panels are 24 rows.

This annoyed me,  so I re-charted the center panel to have 48 rows. Now for every two pattern repeats of the side cables I work one repeat of the center panel.

While working the first repeat I found an error in the center panel chart:

Row 6, Stitch 14 should be a twisted knit stitch, not a purl.

If you happen to have this pattern and you have version 08.02.15, be aware of this. I did email Twist Collective about the error so it will no doubt be corrected in later versions.

And now for something completely different, a bowlful of Loki.

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I finally, at long last, finished Boxy last week!

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I started Boxy on April 19 and finished it on August 19. But I did complete a lot of other projects during that time, including two cardigans, three shawls, a whole bunch of animals and bunny dresses.

To recap, Boxy is knit from Handmaiden Mini Maiden in the Polar Sea colorway on a U.S. size 4 needle. Here’s a close-up of the neckline:

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I haven’t tried it on yet, so can’t comment on how I like it at this point.

Next up:

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This is Swan’s Island Organic Merino Wool, worsted weight, in the Eucalyptus color. This is what I’m knitting:

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That’s Alodia, a hooded scarf designed by Moira Engel that is in the newest edition of the Twist Collective. Stay tuned for more on that!

Loki can’t hardly wait!

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Match & Move

I finished Match & Move on Friday.

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I knit this from Wollmeise Pure in the Sabrina and Tambopata colorways.

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After finishing I had only 2 grams of the Sabrina left, and 35 grams of Tambopata.

To block I simply ran it through a delicate cycle in my washer & dryer. I put the shawl in a mesh bag to protect it and took it out of the dryer when still a little damp. It came out looking lovely!

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This was my August Camp Loopy project, so I finished with plenty of time to spare.

I have now returned to knitting on Boxy, and will finish that before I start anything new.

Loki is busy, meanwhile, exploring new napping positions!

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