My current work in progress:

1. Drachenfels, designed by Melanie Berg, knit from Madelintosh Pashmina in the Black Walnut, Seasalt, and Mineral colorways on a 4 mm (U.S. size 6) needle.
2. Myriad stealth projects.

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My shetland stole is coming along nicely. See?

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It is so much fun to knit. Well, I’m still on the first skein of yarn, so we’ll see how I feel about that when I’m on the 4th 400-yard skein. icon wink New Stuff

Here is where this work-in-progress lives:

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It’s a custom bag from my buddy Michelle at Three Bags Full. Don’t you love the fabric?

I asked Michelle to do a small-ish tote bag for me specifically for my lace projects. I asked for this specific size (12 x 12″) and shorter handles. Most tote bags come with slightly longer handles, so that the bag can be carried on one shoulder. Well, I’ve stopped carrying any bags on my shoulder. (This came about a year ago when my right hand went numb, courtesy of some cervical disk problems. The neurologist ordered me to cease and desist using shoulder bags. Oh, and my primary doc, who I went to first, told me to stop knitting until they figured out what the problem was.)

Anyway, I wanted a bag with shorter handles so that it wouldn’t drag on the ground when I carried it in my hand. And this is perfect!

More new stuff . . .

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Stitchmarkers from my BFF Muriel. Aren’t they adorable?

As some of you know, Muriel is Tempted Yarns Stacy’s sister. And more of Muriel’s stitchmarkers are up for sale at the Tempted Yarns etsy shop. Just sayin’ . . .

So, tonight I am going to forgo knitting on the Shetland Stole to whip up a quick necessity. I’ll tell you how that went tomorrow. icon smile New Stuff

Lucy Sez

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“Surely a new toy for me is a necessity?”