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Arriving just in time to push laundry back one more day is my completed Rosamund’s Cardigan knit with Patons Shetland Chunky in Dark Sage Green.  This is a really great pattern.  It was easy to follow and produced a very wear-worthy result.  I chose to do stockinette instead of reverse stockinette, so the waist shaping is a bit different (see Ravelry link above for notes).  The owl buttons are an etsy purchase from a couple years ago (hard to tell they’re owls in the horribly lit and noisy picture, I know).  I may still sew on hook and eye closures so that it fastens completely, but I forgot to do a stretchy bind-off on the bottom and it doesn’t…quite…close properly.

One more sweater to do and then I will be officially de-stashed (of all my sweater-quantity yarn, that is).  Then I get to start planning more baby knitting……..

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In celebration of my niece’s first birthday, I made her two sweaters.  (Because she’s one and I can still get away with not giving her toys – don’t worry, she is definitely not lacking in the toy department).

The first sweater is a Whirligig Shrug using Knit Picks Swish DK in Bordeaux.  Despite having made this before, using the exact same yarn, with the exact same size needles, I ended up re-doing the edging not once, but twice.  I’ve decided that picking up stitches is just not my strongest skill.  (By the way, the yardage requirements listed in this pattern are waaay off.  I bought the yardage listed for the newborn size, and I have knit a newborn shrug and a 12-18 months shrug and I still have one skein left).  I didn’t have time to block the sweater, as I finished making it, oh, about two hours before the party. 

The second sweater is Camilla Babe knit with Patons Beehive Baby Chunky in Swifter Sea.  I triumphantly corrected the mistakes made in my adult size Camilla, and it turned out really well.  This sweater was finished about seven hours before the party.  Nothing like waiting until the last minute.  I did a lot of knitting this past weekend.  About three seasons of Weeds worth.

Happy Birthday, Lucy!

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Almost Done

My Camilla sweater is entering the home stretch.  I mostly laid on the couch this weekend, so now both sleeves are done and it’s time to join them to the body and finish up this project.

A warm blanket, knitting, a Law and Order SVU marathon, and the new Vampire Academy book on my Kindle (yes, I will admit to it).  Cozy.

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Do you love fair isle?  Does it intimidate you?  Get over your fear and in on the fair isle action with a fair isle tam knit-along, also a color exploration project.  The Patons bloggers and readers are all making this hat in different color combinations:

fair-isle-tam

Visit the Patons Blog to download the pattern and see all of the creative color choices.  (Mine are posted today!)

*Bonus points to anyone who knows who sings this “song”

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