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My creationhmmm, should we bet on how long it will take me to run out of Devo lyrics for WiP it Wednesdays?

Top Left – Minimalist Cardigan , I’m working the on the last sleeve! I am so close to being done, I just haven’t had much knitting time. I have to say I”m not looking forward to the seaming, I’ve never seamed anything before and I’m worried it wont go well and what would be a nice sweater will look awful because of the seaming.

Top Right – The Chicabean Scarf, its for my sister, she picked out the yarn herself last year and I had a hell of a time deciding on a pattern for it. I finally did. I know you can’t see it well in the picture but it’s a sort of a surprise, not the scarf or the yarn, but the FO. So you just get a peak.

Middle Left My Picovoli , I haven’t done much with this one either. I think it will be my travel knitting this weekend. Yep I’m going out of town, but don’t worry Yarn Pr0n Friday will still post and I have a few other things, but I wont be responding to comments until I get back.

Middle Right – I haven’t touched the Simple Throw. It’s too hot for an acrylic blanket on my lap right now and I keep telling myself there is plenty of time until Christmas!

Bottom Left – The Lace Tank is still on hold because I’m still using to my Size 6 needles for the Mini Cardi. But I’m almost done with that and I’m itching to finish this one so hopefully I’ll get it done so I can wear it a few times before it gets too cold for it.

Bottom Right – That’s the yarn I thought was going to be the Tangled Yoke Cardigan but I decided I don’t want another cardigan right now so it’s be reassigned to Salina. I swatched and it will be my next project.

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IMG_8166Here we have another installment of the sporadic (on my part) WiP it Wednesday. I think the idea is to shame you into finishing projects so you’re not showing the same picture every Wednesday for 6 months. Of course you could not show the picture and deny you’re working on anything. But really if you’re at the point, lying to you fellow knitters, well, I think it’s intervention time.

First up the Mini Cardi that we’ve heard so much about lately. I’m done with the arm hole shaping and working my way up. Like it? Want one of your very own? Join the KAL 🙂 Yeah Yeah I know it’s August and hot as hell and you can’t even think of wearing wool. I cast on for this on Sunday, so it’s shame free.

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The Simple Throw is still on the needles, it’s too hot to have a big acyclic blanket on my lab, luckily it’s a Christmas gift so there is no hurry. The desire to not have heat stroke over rides all shame on this one.

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The Lace Tank , well it’s sort of on hold because I only have one set of size 6 tips for my KnitPicks options and I took them to use in the Mini Cardi. Yes I realize with the weather and what not I should focusing on this because it’s something I can actually wear. ha ha ha. I am the Queen of Denial. If I knit for Fall, Fall will come. Right? RIGHT?!?! 😉 ok fine slight shame.

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Along those same lines we have Clapotis , in which I come very late to the party. Let’s call it fashionably late, shall we? No need for even more shame. This is going to warm and lovely when done. I’m only worried it will shed on my clothes, I envision wearing it over a black top, so every little strand will show. *le sigh* I’m happy with my yarn choice (Andean Silk from KnitPicks) but a little worried I wont have enough yarn to make it as long as I’d like. How much does this stretch when blocked?

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Barely started, can it really even be called a WiP? The Feather and Fan Scarf from Fashionable Projects for the New Knitter in Cascade 220

And here comes the unavoidable shame part. I still have not finished the straps for Mentionable . I should be wearing this gorgeous top. It seems ridiculous that this isn’t done jsut because of the straps. I’m going to go by Joanns to see if I can find something suitable to sew on for straps. Any suggestions?

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IMG_7304You know how some people say if they won lotto they’d keep working? I’m not one of those people. I would never get bored. My ability to entertain myself is infinite. Yeah I’d probably take some college classes, but other than that my hobbies and interests would keep me busy. Now before you break out your family tree and try to figure out how we’re related, I didn’t win lotto, but I did have 6 days off from the library (I still waited tables 3 nights) and there was no way I was ready to go back to work. But the bills must be paid or there will be no Tivo or yarn and lets face it, I probably can’t live without either.

So what did I do to entertain myself? I mowed the yard, my parents visited for a couple of days, I read two junk fiction books that I wont even bother to blog about, I listen to the first three Harry Potter Audio books and oh yeah, I knit. A lot. I’m surprised that my hand isn’t cramped because usually I’m lucky if I can knit for an hour straight. But as I was dying to know what was gonna happen to Harry I just kept listening, which meant I just kept knitting.

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First up! The Lace Tank round two. I wasn’t happy with the Elann Sonata, I had it in my stash and I like the color, but I didn’t like the stitch definition. So I went back to the drawing board for a new yarn. I’d be a lot further a long if I hadn’t spent so much time tinking. Apparently lace and margaritas do not go together. Not even one margarita. 🙂 I love the new yarn, and how it’s coming out.

The Drop Stitch Lace Tank is blocked and really really done this time. I’ll try to get a picture sometime soon, but this week is looking to be a very busy one.

I started on the shoulder straps for Mentionable so hopefully in the next two weeks I’ll be able to declare that done.

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Last but not least – Clapotis Round Two! Even though I frogged my first attempt (I want to use the yarn for something different) I loved the pattern so I searched high and low (ok I just look at a LOT of flickr pictures) to see what yarns other people used. I went with Andean Silk in Olive, it feels so soft in the balls, but I think I have sensitive skin. It feels a bit itchy to me, plus it seems to shed. This worries me, I mean it’s alpaca and silk and some merino, does this mean I’m going to have a problem with alpaca and merino in general? Because eeeek! and crap! I guess I’d better look at my copy of No Sheep for You again.

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Yesterday was my first day off from the Library in over two weeks. Tonight I have to work at the winery but it was so nice yesterday to know I didn’t have to get up and go to work this morning. Working that many days in a row was starting to mess with my head, I couldn’t keep straight what day of the week it was. Anyway, on to the WIPs!

First up my new project the Lace Tank from the Summer issue of Vogue Knitting. Unblocked lace not much to look at, I know. But there’s the start of it, I cast on this morning.

IMG_7290Next up the Check Board Throw I’m making for my niece, for Christmas. It’s coming along nicely I just need to run to Hobby Lobby for more yarn. I don’t think that actually breaks any knit from the stash rules.
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The Drop Stitch Lace Tank from Fitted Knits, done except for blocking which I will get to this week. I really like this top, but it seems, well, heavy. I guess that would be the Pima Tencel.

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Mentionable is just awaiting a visit from my mom so she can help me mark where to put the straps, she’ll be here tomorrow. So I need to hurry up and decide on the stitch pattern I’ll use for them. I’m thinking seed stitch on the smaller needles I used for the top. BTW it’s almost impossible to get a decent self pic of this yarn. When it’s completely done I’ll have to recruit someone to take pics for me.

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Scarf w/edging 21 & insertion 25 pg 100 is coming along nicely. I do love the Victorian Lace Today but it would have been nice if they’d come up with some more interesting names for the patterns.

Happy Knitting and have a great Fourth, I’m back to the knitting chair to listen to Harry Potter and knit away.

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