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Archive for March 21st, 2015

Snow, Socks, Shawl

The snow was vanishing. Patches of ground, like knife slashes on cold white canvas, erupted here and there. All undone now. Twenty-four hours of snow. A new canvas upon which to work.

Inside knitting continues. I cast on a sock. I am never really comfortable without a sock on my dpns.

schoeller and stahl fortissima colori sock yarn

This is a new yarn, for me. Schoeller and Stahl Fortissima Colori in Mexiko (their spelling, not mine). I need some regular, hard working socks where the yarn forms a pattern and I can just knit away in stockinette stitch. My basic construction of short-row toe and heel with a sewn bind-off at the cuff.

The progress on the Rock Island Shawl.

rock island shawl brooklyn tweed 2

madelinetosh prairie yarn lace

My lifestyle finds it impossible to let me knit 16 rows without moving the life line. So I move it every 8 rows. I can live with it.

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