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adventures in yarn!

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

i've finished some quick projects this past week and started some new ones. my new kick is heart shaped dishcloths. i'm not sure why i started making these, but now i can't stop. they're fast and fun to give away. and a great project for bringing along on boat adventures since there's not a lot of thinking involved. i will post the pattern once i write it down.
my knit.1 cable sweater vest is finished too, but i don't have a good photograph to post yet. i blocked it and the wool is so thick that it's taking forever to dry. the faux cable sweater got me excited about real cables, so i borrowed a cable needle from my mom and tried it out. for a pattern i'm using the border of this hat from knitty. it was exactly the simple braid i wanted, like this scarf in the urban outfitters catalogue. i'm using the leftover recycled yarn from the faux cable sweater vest. i love making cables! i'm almost ready to try making a cable sweater . . .
i also worked on one of the unfinished pairs of socks this weekend. now one out of three is finished! pictures and more details to come.
i started a new baby sweater once i found out that another friend has a baby on the way. this one is being made with washable wool from my local yarn store instead of something more interesting from the thrift store. poor sally is going to have to handwash the last one i made since i wasn't thinking about the inconvenience when i made it with an unwashable thrift store wool. oops.


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