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IMG_9857Or my love affair with Manos. Oh how I love Manos, I’d never had any until recently and now I just can’t get enough! So of course when I was looking to make a scarf for myself Manos kept popping in my mind, and isn’t it like a rule that if you’re a knitter you make My So Called Scarf with Manos? 🙂 So here is mine. Look at those greens! Perfect for me. I used slightly less than two skeins alternating every two rows so I wouldn’t have to worry about the halves not matching. I a lot of this was knit in Monterey! I love it!

  • Cast On: October 23rd, 2007
  • Weaving In: November 3rd, 2007
  • Pattern: My So Called Scarf
  • Needles: Size 11 KnitPicks option
  • Yarn: Manos

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Now back to the Christmas knitting! Must. Knit. Faster.

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IMG_9724I’m back! I got in very late last night and luckily I’m off from work for today. I slept late (8:30), now I’m drinking coffee, sorting pictures, doing my laundry, unpacking and I’ve successfully lit the furnace and I have the tea kettle on, so I’m ready for the day!

Here’s a teaser at the right of the good things to come. I learned a LOT, enjoyed some amazing weather and scenery and met some wonderful people. More on that later this weekend! On to the Pr0n!

Cascade 220 in Charcoal.  I picked this up at Hill Creek awhile back, I’m so thrilled that they are now carrying Cascade!  This is gonna be my Central Park Hoodie.  Yeah I know, how crazy am I to knit that in a dark color! I thought I wanted something tweedy but this charcoal is beautiful!

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Wow! how hard is it to get good pics of dark yarn!

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But it’s time for another installment of WiP it Wednesday! In case you’re not familiar with this game, the idea is that I show how much progress I’ve made on my WiPs since I last showed them to you, and confess the new ones I’ve started and which ones I’m neglecting. Mostly it involves shame for me and pointing and laughing and whispering behind hands for you! 🙂

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Let’s get the new project I’ve cast on for out of the way first – My So Called Scarf! Isn’t it like mandatory that if you’re a knitter you buy Manos and make this? When I was browsing Ravelry for what to do with my skein of Manos in Prairie this is all I saw. Er, yeah you’re right, that’s not Prairie, that’s the new Manos I bought yesterday specifically for this scarf, I bought two skeins and I’m alternating every two rows with them because I saw so many people say their two halves didn’t match exactly.

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Up next another scarf, the Chicabean Scarf, I’m so pleased with the cables and lace pattern on this. It’s Cascade 220 so it will be a warm scarf even with the lacy holes I’m also planning to adapt the pattern for a hat. I’ll let you know how it works but I don’t think I’ll have any problems I’ve already worked out the decreases in my head.

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Tree Jacket is coming along nicely. I’m getting ready to switch to stockinette on the first sleeve. I’m happy I decided to use the lace pattern on the arms, I like how it looks. I’m knitting it in the round, so there is lots of turning of the body! wow! You’ll notice I haven’t bound off the body yet, I want it to be long but I wanted to be sure I had enough yarn for the arms, so I’ll finish it after the arms are finished.

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I’m also still working away on the Melon Pattern Scarf , it’s lace so it’s slow going but my love for it has not diminished. Love the silk, love the colors, love the pattern. Initially I wasn’t going to add the border to it, but now I’m thinking I will.

Not pictured, because I’m still working on them but haven’t touched since the last time we played this game:

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