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Archive for September 14th, 2015

Knit, Knit, Knit.

The photo software is still giving me fits. I need to find out how to adjust the file size of the photo, but I uploaded these anyway.

While I can’t show you the actual garment sample I am knitting for a designer, I can show you the yarn. It’s Plymouth Yarn Encore Tweed. The actual color is much darker, closer to a teal in certain light.

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The yarn knits up into a firm fabric perfect for coats or even a blanket.

The next picture is of two panels of Dad’s blanket. The yarn is Valley Yarn Berkshire Bulky. I am close to having 75% of the blanket done.

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The next photo is the beginning of a sweater I am making myself. Nothing fancy, just a hanging around the house type thing. The killer is the yarn is fingering weight and I am knitting it on size 5 needles. Great for a baby sweater, but a mountain of knitting for an adult sweater. I knew that going in but I didn’t care because I fell in love with the color and instantly knew the stitch pattern I wanted it paired with. It’s a long term project. The name of the yarn escapes me at the moment, but it was being discontinued and I bought up all they had.

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So those are the knitting projects I am currently working on. I have the second sock of the no ribbing socks yet to complete and the mountain of lace that is the Rock Island Shawl. But these are for another time. I first need to get the sample knit done, then concentrate on the blanket.

I know I’ve missed posting the Sunday Knitting and Crochet Images. Behind the scenes here some hard things have happened and are happening. Two childhood friends died within a few days of each other after long battles with cancer. A third friend is fighting her way through chemotherapy. It’s hard right now. I hope to continue the Sunday Images soon.

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