My current work in progress:

1. Hats!
2. Myriad stealth projects.

Weekend Wraps

This showed up in my mailbox last week:

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A review copy of Weekend Wraps: 18 Quick Knit Cowls, Scarves & Shawls by Cecily Glowik MacDonald and Melissa LaBarre. Published by Interweave, its publication date is Tuesday August 2, but it is already available at Amazon.com at the link above.

As the title says, there are 18 patterns in the book — for cowls, scarves, and shawls. And they are all knit from worsted or heavier yarns. You can see all the patterns on Ravelry, here.

My faves:

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This is the Bias Cable and Lace Stole by Leila Raabe. The sample is knit from Brooklyn Tweed Quarry, a bulky weight wool. This would work up nice and fast!

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This is the Gansey Shawl by Kate Gagnon Osborn, knit from The Fibre Co.’s Cumbria worsted weight yarn. I love all things gansey, and this shawl has a lovely textured all-over pattern.

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And this is the Wantastiquet Cowl by Rachel Stecker. It is knit from Frabjous Fibers March Hare yarn, a worsted weight merino wool. I love the strong main cable and the cabled edges.

As I said, there’s a total of eighteen patterns — something for everyone. You can whip out something for yourself, or start knitting up some pretty spectacular holiday gifts!

Who’d like my review copy?

To be entered in a drawing for my copy of Weekend Wraps: 18 Quick Knit Cowls, Scarves & Shawls by Cecily Glowik MacDonald and Melissa LaBarre, please leave a comment on this post by Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at 11:00am Eastern Time. I’ll choose a recipient at random then!

Meanwhile, Loki demonstrates his intellectual side as he selects a book to read.

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Back in the Saddle Again

Thank you for leaving comments to let me know that you were able to see the new “test” post on my blog. It was very helpful to know that the name server set up was correct. Yay!

I’ve had to do some clean-up on my Free Patterns page — the URLs of a few items have changed.

Meanwhile, not a whole lot has been going on. I am still knitting along on Pool & Conquer:

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I am a fair bit further along than the last time I showed it to you.

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I am close to the end here, and it looks like I’ll finish it up at the end of this month, right on time. Then on August 1 I can start my August Camp Loopy project. I just love when a plan comes together!

Loki says he missed you all. He has been busy being adorable.

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He is currently into demonstrating geometric shapes. That’s his impression of a circle.

Testing

If you can see this message, I successfully reset my DNS to point to my blog at its new host. I live in hope!

Quickly

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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