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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Yarn Along: Birthdays & Plagues

I've already posted my finished object photos, so this is just a progress post. And not much progress at that. The day after my last yarn along post, I came down with a sudden attack of the plague. My voice is still pretty weak and raspy, and the littlest effort is still wiping me out afterward. I did read a lot, though. I finished six books in that time.

There is a little progress on Cirrus, but even that is pretty slow going. I found an error near the beginning, so dropped the st down to it to correct it, then used a crochet hook to hook up all the rest of the sts. I'm still looking for test knitters, so if anyone wants a free copy of the pattern in exchange for test knitting for me, contact me via comments, or through the sidebar link to e-mail me if you are interested.

I actually took a couple more photos than this, of my current WIPs, but now cannot find them at all. In any case, I have made some progress on the Beatrix Potter Scarf (my long distance hug for my friend who lost her husband a month and a half ago). Doing the foundation chain and first row with lace weight yarn was a huge challenge for me, but most of the work is done in the chain spaces, so it's going much more quickly and easily now. I am nearly finished with a present for Yasmina's birthday as well. I have done the first part of felting it, but it needs some more felting and shaping before I can count it as completed.

Aside from finishing the books listed in my sidebar, I also won a book (the book in the photo up there): Fancy Nancy: Ooh La La! It's Beauty Day. Harper Collins had a Mother's Day contest on Facebook, and I won! The book is technically for me, but since Yasmina is a bigger fan of Fancy Nancy than I am, it will be added to her birthday presents. Speaking of birthdays, today is both Rich's and Dominic's birthday! They are exactly 30 years apart.

I'm close to finishing Christ in His Saints. Each page has something new to learn or think on, and I think we'll refer back to it often.

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Beautiful yarns to work with! I like the projects you've chosen for them too. I just recently read Death Comes to Pemberley also! :) Happy knitting and reading!
Thank you for visiting and your kind comments, Stephanie! I really enjoyed Death Comes to Pemberley. I'm sorry to say that I didn't realize P.D. James was still alive! Though, it is impressive that she published this when she was 93.
Such lovely projects!
Such beautiful yarns! I am interested in test knitting cirrus, though I am not necessarily a fast knitter, I enjoy it. And I have two girls (9 & 6)who will fight over the finished product if I only make one :)And thank you for the Beatrix Potter Scarf...had to add it to the list as I love her so :)
Thank you Jenn! Could you pass on your e-mail address (I couldn't figure out how to e-mail you)? Or send me an e-mail at arabianknits@gmail.com thank you!
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