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Just an update on one of the two leftover sock yarn blankets I've been working on. I've been working on this current square on and off the last week as I've been too busy to knit much. I started working on this quilt from the book Knitalong in January 2010 with the thought of doing 72 squares which would cover a twin bed. This my 49th square and this month, I've decided to stop at…

These socks were started near the beginning of summer on July 1st. It feels like time has flown by since then. I've been very busy and preoccupied to sit and knit. I need to finish these by the end of the month for Sockdown. I'm past the halfway point though. I only turned the heels on them last week! As I've written in recent posts, knitting has become less and less of a priority for…

It's been awhile since I put up a WIP post, and I almost forgot about it. Since April 1st, I've been working on the Welsh Country Stockings by Nancy Bush from Folk Socks: Nancy Bush is still my favourite sock pattern designer even though I always modify her patterns. This one I went all out and converted it to toe-up which meant changing the heel, the toe, and due to shortage yarn, the colour scheme…

Lately, I have been working on the Paper Dolls pattern by Kate Davies, but I am doing the Totoros variation. I'm using Sandnes Garns Sisu cream, green and dark grey for the Totoros so it will resemble the big one in the film. It was the most cost effective twisted yarn that I could find, and actually, it's not bad so far. Just a tad fuzzy. I really like the look of the corrugated ribbing…

Last week, my first ever yarn/sock club purchase came in the mail from Hazel Knits Yarn Club. I have been waiting for this package for almost a month. Actually, if you factor in the fact I bought the early bird, I've been waiting for it for two months! I am not sure why it was delayed. From the USA, things can take as quick as one week, usually less than two weeks. I became increasingly…

Good grief this thing has taken forever. Progress on the blanket that never ends: I am on the first repeat of the penultimate chart G. After finishing this chart twice, it'll be the edging. This blanket has taken the whole of summer. I am now focusing more of my spare time on this blanket because I want to finish it soon. The weather has cooled down so I can come home from work and knit.…

Last week, I wanted to post a WIP Wednesday, but found I hadn't progressed very much either in spinning or my knitting. Mostly because this has been the hottest summer in my hometown. We do not have air conditioning so it makes me averse to knitting a giant wool blanket. Having said that, it cooled down for a few days, and I have been crafting again. An important thing is that I bought Abby Franquemont's…

As you can see above, that is not Girasole, I cast on for Veera Välimäki's Paris this weekend. I was motivated by the Sweater Odyssey Ravelry Group's Veera knitalong. It's a great little group, and I had the yarn and pattern all ready for it. It is more or less a rectangle with sleeves. I really liked it when I first saw this on Veera's projects. I've already knit five Rain Knitwear designs; she's one…

Since the last time I posted a WIP Wednesday, I finished the Garter Yoke Cardigan on April 18th, but I didn't block it for another three weeks due to weather. This weekend, I finally put the buttons on it and I did a very bad job of it. I became a bit fed up with the cardigan. I haven't knit anything since I finished it except a demi hexipuff. I've lost a lot of knitting…

Progress on my blue Garter Yoke Cardigan: [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="367" caption="Taken on the new iPad 3 and Instagram since I wanted to test both features."][/caption] I finished one sleeve yesterday. While I was doing the body, I didn't want the sleeves to take up my remaining yarn so I put the body on hold (it's beyond the waist shaping now) and started the sleeves. That way, I can make this a fairly long cardigan.…