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Dana's Adventures in Knitting

Saturday, September 17, 2005

I sing the body electric...and try Fair Isle.

That song has been stuck in my head for the past couple days. Ever notice my planned projects and my actual projects rarely coinside. Yeah, me neither. I just started the turkish shawl in VK. I'm using Smart Superwash in 10 different colors. So far so good. I'm not wild about the rows with upwards of four colors, but two or three colors at a time aren't too hard.
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I have done some other knitting as well. I made Flora, from the latest Knitty. I used 1 ball of my SP Noro. Eventually, I'll make a matching hat. The scarf still needs to be lined and assembled. I don't like the feel of Noro on my neck, so I'll use some scrap polarfleece I have lying around. It turned out real well.
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Here's some washclothes. I even put a crochet border on some of them. Yay me!
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Sometime next week I'm going to cast on a sweater for Sam's grandmother. I'm going to use a pretty pattern I found in The Knitters Handy Sweater Patterns book. The yarn will be some claret colored Red Heart that was given to me. In the nursing home they scoff at washing directions. I'm going to cardiganize it with a steek. I've been practicing crochet steeks. I think I will use a crochet steek reinforced with the sewing machine. First I need her measurments.

I haven't blogged lately. Mostly I've been in a bit of a funk and simply not in the mood. I did get to the coast last Sunday. It's nice to actually see the area we're moving to. It seems really nice; I love the ocean. Maybe I can convince me and hubbys friend to teach me how to sail. I think this move will do us good.


  • At 7:19 AM, Blogger zibibbo said…

    Oh Wow!! Your flora turned out lovely. Lining! What a great idea! I'm inspired, must make one for the kiddo.


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