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Hi! I’ve been working like a fiend behind the scenes on a whole bunch of secret knitting – there’s unfortunately going to be a lot of that in the coming months. I’m doing something akin to building a trousseau in advance of my wedding, only instead of making quilts and table linens and whatnot, I’m making gifts. There are a lot of people in my life to thank this year, and a lot of good friends I want to acknowledge, and of course, there’s presents for my sweetie… so yeah, there’s not going to be much knitting I can show you for a little while.

I do have ONE public project, though! I’m making the #17 Cowl Neck Pullover from the 2011 Holiday issue of Vogue Knitting. I don’t do the projects in VK very often; they tend to be a little over-the-top for me. This one gave me a pretty plain canvas as far as the shape went, and I was able to make it daring with a little color.

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Don't mind all the electrical cords; I've been reduced to taking photos at work these days.

 

I love green in all its glorious shades, but this isn’t one I’ve tried to wear before. It’s Classic Elite Yarns Pirouette in Chartreuse, held double with a laceweight strand of dark gray cashmere from a frogged Ralph Lauren twinset that I found at the thrift store. (Best way to get fancy yarn for cheap!)

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It’s still pretty bright, but I think it’ll be fun. I’m looking forward to wearing it this fall with a long black tank and black skirt. I hope it’ll be just enough to brighten dreary days without being overwhelming!

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FOAMing Along

One of the delightful knitting blogs that I subscribe to is Alice Yu’s lovely Socktopus. I love reading the work of such talented sock designers (as I’m an addicted avid sock knitter myself).  Today on the blog is the beginning of her FOAM-along; that is, Finished Object A Month. As I have quite a few WIPs languishing around in baskets gathering dust and cat hair, I think I’m going to play along, at least unofficially.

Of course, January’s objects (yes, two of them) are secret knitting, since they should have been done in December in time to give to my brother and sister-in-law. SIL’s project is actually done except the end-weaving, but Bro’s has a long way to go yet. Once they’re done and in the mail I’ll post photos and descriptions of the machinations of these two objets d’art, but you’ll just have to guess in the meantime.

Of course, this doesn’t mean I’m immune from the annual wicked case of Start-itis; and I’m itching to get my fingers on this pile of Classic Elite Pirouette. (So is Inara, check out the little paw on the left. She’s helping.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My plan is to hold this together with a dark charcoal gray cashmere from a thrift store sweater I’m unraveling. I’m hoping that will tone down the GREEN a little. First thing first, though — FOAM!

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