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I was in my LYS the other day looking for some yarn to make a hat.  Yes I have lots of yarn, but I didn’t have it in the color I needed and I just got one hank of Cascade 220 so that hardly qualifies as breaking the diet.  But, while I was there, I spied some yarn that was just super yummy and I knew I had to have it.  I also saw a sign that said they would be having a sale soon.  You see where this is going don’t you?  So I went back during the sale and snagged it.  I also picked up a few other things.  Not much really and it all fairness I did get them at 20% off!  Ok fine,  not a good excuse I know!  I’m right bakc on the wagon, which is a good things since I seem to have lost the will to knit.  Maybe it’s the weather?  I’ve been doing very little of it this summer.

Here’s the yarn that broke me, it’s Lamb’s Pride Burly Spun in Sand Dune.  I’m making a cabled scarf, with cables on both sides, it’s gonna be so warm and chunky! I can’t wait!

Chunky scarf

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Well I gave up today and marked everything in my bloglines account read. So what have I been doing since I haven’t been blogging or reading blogs? Well, let’s see, going to the gym, I joined about a month ago, knitting, working too much, playing a new video game, going to the farmer’s market and just enjoying the nice weather. Some how I’ve got to find a balance, I’m getting better. But not great cuz I took these pictures for a WiP it Wednesday post and well it’s Thursday night as I write this. hmmmmm

First up the Gossamer Stars Scarf from the new Interweave Knits. I’ve had this Handmaiden lace silk since last April. It looks beautiful in this pattern. I did go down a needle size so it will be slightly smaller.

Gossamer Stars Scarf

The Off The Shoulder Tank from Vogue Knitting, I’m using Berroco cotton Twist that I’ve had in my stash for years. It’s gonna be a bit heavy but I think it will be ok.

Off the Shoulder Tank

Last up, the Dollar and a Half Cardigan, modified. This is the back. I wont be doing any vertical stripes, they are not flattering. I love the lace pattern so I just did some calculations and added cables to the back.

Dollar & a Half Cardigan modified

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Guys I have lost my knitting and blogging mojo. I don’t know what it is but since I’ve been back from Italy I have almost no desire to knit, blog, read knitting blogs, whatever. I feel bad about this. I’ve rounded up my WiPs to blog about them in an effort to get my mojo back.

But first! The contest! Contestant names were printed on strips of paper and put in a bowl. The knitting winners was Shannon & the non knitting winner was Jenster. Send me an email with your Snail mail addy and I’ll send off prizes soon. I think I’m gonna go to an out of town yarn shop to get prizes. Jenster – you too, for some reason Idon’t have your address.

Juno ReginaOn to the knitting! Ok seriously remember my yarn diet? uh yeah, I’m ashamed to say I’m not doing well. Granted I’ve curbed the impulse more often than not but there has been some yarn buying! I can’t help it! I seriously need someone to follow me around and kick me in the shins when I want to buy yarn.

On to the WiPs!

Juno Regina went to Italy with me and I knit on it quite a bit, but my focus was on Tuscany so I didn’t finish it. I’m getting close to the end though. Just need to actually work on it! 🙂 It’s beautiful and I know I’ll wear it a lot once it’s complete. The Lorna’s Laces is yummy! I can’t help but remember it arrived while I was staying in a hotel due to The Ice Storm From Hell and how happy it made me!

This is some secret knitting, it’s a gift.

Upside Down Daisy Hat

Melon Pattern Shawl

The Melon Pattern Scarf from Victorian Lace today. Remember it? From waaaaay back when. I love this yarn and the pattern and them together. So why haven’t I been working on it? I have no freaking idea. But I have picked it back up again. Originally I wasn’t going to add the border, but now I think I will, I have enough yarn and I’ve gained confidence in my lace knitting skills. So I’m changing the name from Melon Pattern Scarf to Melon Pattern Shawl. Hopefully it will be big enough to be called a shawl!

Recycled Silk Scarf

This isn’t really even a WiP, I picked up some recycled silk, did a simple knit-every-row-on-too-big-needles scarf and just need to weave in the ends.

Er, yes I bought it recently, yes I know I’m on a yarn diet. It was a sale and it’s black it will go with everything! Ok fine, you’re right I shouldn’t have bought the yarn.

Mitt Envy

Ah these, Mitty Envy from Weezalana. I bought this yarn because I loved the color and had no idea what to do with it, not being a sock knitter you know. Browsing my queue I came across Weeza’s pattern. Perfect they were made for each other. The pattern is great, but apparently I’m not. I’ve already frogged once and have to do so again because I can not read. I am a moron. I should be done with both mitts at this point. Maybe I deserve to have my mojo missing.

Mandarin petitNot a WiP but soon to be, this yarn will be the Apres Surf Hoodie from the new issues of Interweave Knits. I’m just waiting on the needles to get here.

I hope everyone else’s mojo is just fine. I’m off to try to get caught up on my blog reading!

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IMG_2050I’m gonna do something here I don’t normally do. I”m gonna overwhelm you with FO’s! I really think each and every finished knit deserves it’s very own post. But I have several 2007 Finished Knits that I want to get out there so I can start 2008 off fresh and new.

First up, another Calorimetry, this one is a belated Christmas gift for a friend. Technically it’s not done becaues I haven’t selected a button for it and we all know that’s the most important part. I only cast on 100 stitches, knit on size 8 Bryspun Cirs, using the last of my Panache stash. Man I love this stuff! Why did KnitPicks do away with it? *sigh*

Next up – Baby Hat in the same Panache, it’s a matching set for Mom and Baby see? I think I cast on 64 stitches, worked in seed stitch for awhile then switched to stockinette and started the decreases when it seems appropriate.

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Matching scarves for my niece in Carons’ Simply Soft. I was snowed in at my Parents and I had the yarn, so I cranked out a couple of sideways scarves to go with their blankets.

Here is Ashely rocking hers. Doesn’t she look all artsy with the scarf and the markers? She just needs a beret!

Last, but hardly least, the Simple Log Cabin Throw.  This thing really deserves its own post because I was seriously tired of knitting it waay before it was done!  All that garter stitch and stitches to pick up!  When it was done I crocheted a border around it to help bring everything together.  It looks really nice and I’m pleased with it, but I wont be making one again! LOL

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IMG_0227I did this over a week ago, but I’m just now blogging it.  Bad blogger!

I finally got around to writing up the pattern for the Chicabean Scarf.

You can find it here:

I wasn’t going, but I got a couple of requests and is was pretty easy since I’d already done that hat. I really love both of these patters. I’ll definitely be knitting more cables and lace combos!

Happy knitting!

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IMG_0234My sister picked out this yarn a long time ago, over a year ago. It’s one Cascade 220 “Heathers” colors, green with some bright blue and yellow mixed in. I’ve been looking for the “perfect” pattern for it. I finally gave up and made one based on a stitch pattern the Big Book of Knitting Stitch Patterns. At first I wasn’t sure and I think this is the third attempt, but I love it! Cables and lace wow! I want to do more of this combo! It will be warm without being dense. Plus the pattern was interesting enough to keep my attention, but easy enough to memorize.

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I was surprised when blocking made it wider and shorter, rather than wider and longer, but it’s still plenty long. See my helper while I’m blocking? That’s Simon if I sit down he’ll try to sneak on my lap. He only does this when I’m try to do something, little stinker. 🙂

I’m really happy with it and I hope the recipient loves it as much as I do!

Stats:

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  • Cast On: September, 2007
  • Weaving In: November, 2007
  • Pattern: My own based on a stitch pattern the Big Book of Knitting Stitch Patterns
  • Needles: Size 7 Bryspun Straights
  • Yarn: Cascade 220
  • Modifications: N/A
  • A gift for my sister – Chicabean

I made a matching hat for it that will be the feature of tomorrows post. As much as I love the scarf I think I love the hat more. I’ll be making one for me soon!

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