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Through All Things, I Knit

Has it really been 2.5 years since I blogged about knitting?!?  Well, the knitting hasn't stopped.  Today is wonderfully cool, breezy, and sunny and I sat out back while Lila napped.  Wrapped up in my Kauni Eleanor Stole, with an afternoon home-made caramel mocha in my favorite giant mug, my current knitting project, and an audiobook of Graceling by Kristin Cashore, I snapped this shot on my iPhone. I'm typically frustrated with phone photos but I love how the colors and light turned out in this one.

perfect afternoon

Some Winter Pictures

Rather than try to catch up on several months of blogging that I just didn't get to, I thought I'd post a few pictures. Tasha loves the snow.

Tasha in the snow

Introducing Color Essence

Lately I'm hooked on spinning. I first started more than a year ago and I'd spin off and on but the last couple months I've been doing a lot of it. Here are some pictures of my handspun yarn and projects knit from handspun...

Green Merino from Jaye's Little Joys:

Green MerinoGreen Merino Handspun Yarn

Photographer's Assistant

So yesterday was a lovely sunny late afternoon and I noticed that my Ravelry page was lacking pictures for a bunch of projects so I gathered a bunch of stuff together and got my camera and went out to the front porch. Tasha came with me since she comes with me everywhere and I put her on the lead we have out front. I started the Wallis Cardigan way back on our honeymoon before getting sidelined with other projects but I plan to finish it up soon. See how far I've come already?

Wallis Cardigan - Tasha helps

Wedding Day

It often surprises me to realize who visits my blog and how they know me through what I write (and knit!). Last night at our rehearsal dinner, Stephen's uncle Eddie mentioned in a toast that even though he'd only met be briefly last summer, he felt like he'd gotten to know me by reading my blog! Yup, that's right, today's the day! I decided that I'm taking it easy this morning and early afternoon. It's a matter of pacing myself for all the events this afternoon and evening. So in light of the blog being sadly negelected lately and the realization that more people than I knew have been following it, I figured it is time for an update. I finished my Queen Coriolis socks:

Queen Coriolis Socks - finished

Stephen's Sweater

Knitterly Catch Up

So there have been plenty of projects that have been finished and not blogged about through the holiday and wedding planning craziness. So today it's time to catch up! Dishcloths are great gifts and they've become my standard gift for my fancy aunts. The Fancy Aunts are a group of my aunts and older female cousins who get together every couple of months to celebrate the birthdays that fall around that date. Dishcloths are great for Fancy Aunts because they are cute but also practical. I love the patterns in Mason-Dixon Knitting. I've now made two sets of three like this:

Mason Dixon Washcloths

Some Scarves and a Shawl

Besides hats, scarves are easy gifts; highly customizable and no worries about getting the size right. First up is the Fake Lace Scarf:

Fake Lace Scarf

Here a hat, there a hat, everywhere a hat...

 

Hats are brilliant gifts. They are quick, they are easy, and you can do all kinds of things with them to suit the intended recipients. First up is the Blue Green Chunky Hat which was a gift for my cousin's wife Stephanie for her birthday.

Blue Green Chunky Hat

Dad's Birthday Sweater

It has come to my attention that I am quite the lapsed blogger and pocaster and I plan on remedying that! I've been busy, I've been sick, I've been lazy, and so on but in any case there's lots of catching up to do. Most projects I was working on for myself like the Kauni Eleanor Stole and the Mystery Stole (which has since been revealed to be based upon a Guinevere theme) have been on hold while I've been working on gift knitting for the holidays. So, going back to where I left off, I did finally finish Dad's birthday sweater about a month after his birthday.

Dad's Birthday Sweater

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