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FO Friday – I Finally Took Some Photos!!!

This weeks finished object was technically “finished” in July.   At least the knitting part was anyway.  But, there were ends to weave in and blocking to do and that didn’t get finished until this past weekend.  That is unfortunately often the way of things in my knitting life.  I love finishing things.   But even  more than finishing, I  love starting something new and since this is a Christmas gift I just didn’t really have the motivation to put the final touches on it.  It  happen this past weekend because I, quite frankly, got irritated with having to continuously move the shawl  from the back of the sofa to the trunk and back again.  So now it’s finished and can sit in the Christmas Knitting gift box that lives in the closet.

Pattern: Wingspan

Yarn: Rowan Scottish tweed






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YOP Year Two – July 8th

Technically the first official update doesn’t have to happen until next week.  So if you’re reading this, and you’re new to YOP and you don’t have a post ready, don’t worry.  Sit  back, relax, read some blogs, fondle some fibre …… it’s all good.

As for my list, I realized that there was one WIP that I had missed adding to my original list, so it’s there now, and I have my first finish. Wingspan is off the needles!!!!!

Clearly I need to weave in the ends and block it.
I’m hoping to have better pictures this week for Finished Object Friday

Now before you start thinking that I am some sort of knitting genius or speed guru let me assure that I am not.  This was started in June as part of Nerd Wars and not finished before the start of the second Year of Projects began.  It made it onto my list for a few reasons.  First, it is a WIP and I really am committed to finishing my WIPS and getting out of control project polygamy into something resembling “reasonable”.  Two, it’s a Christmas gift for my Mother in Law.  Three comes from a lesson that I learned with the first Year of Projects.  If it’s on the list I am far more likely to knit it than if it is not.  I like seeing things get crossed off the list.   I also don’t change my list too much throughout the year (last year I removed two items only – one because I realized that the sock pattern was toe up and I hate toe up socks with a passion and the other because I realized a truly had no interest in making the item at all).

All that aside, I have one project off my list and have started the “balls out” of stash count in the right direction.

And…… here’s the list

A Year of Projects the Sequel 


  • Stained glass mittens
  • Fiddle Heads
  • Cherie
  • Slippers – mom
  • Rattlesnake creek
  • Roam
  • Oliver’s Blanket
  • Noro Log Cabin
  • Algonquin
  • Walnut Grove
  • Masonic Lodge Socks


  • Stage Door
  • Central Park Hoodie
  • Angural Cardi
  • Julia
  • Iced
  • Wallis
  • Bohus

Shawls (12 in 12)

  • #7 Cliff of insanity
  • #8 Earth and Sky
  • #9 Wingspan (Finished July 2012)
  • #10 Colour affection (In Progress)
  • #11
  • #12


  • Jaywalker (In Progress)
  • Lenore
  • Carousal
  • Fargyles
  • Staked
  • Flutter Bye’s
  • Aargon
  • Nutkin
  • Cubist socks


  • Locksley
  • Stephen West gloves
  • Willow mitts
  • Ellipses
  • Frankenstein (In Progress)
  • Hypernova
  • Anne Hanson fingerless gloves


1/40 Complete

14/39  In Progress

Dishcloth challenge


Balls in/out

0/7.5  July

On My Needles & Between My Pages

On My Needles

After a nasty little bit of knitting constipation, I have finally found my  mojo again and it’s in the form of Wingspan.  This wonderful little pattern is really simple and within very little time you know what comes next.  It’s a prefect project to ease back into the fibre world after my little hiatus.  The yarn is all inherited Rowan Tweed and I love the way this is turning out.  Even better is that this little projects is pulling triple duty.  First, it’s part of Nerd Wars, and it’s part of the 12 shawls in 2012, and it will be a gift for my Mother in Law.  (No pressure  little project.  You’ll turn out fine.)


Between my pages
Since my reading time has been devoted to textbooks, notes, and occasionally professional journal entries, it means that my recreational reading has plummeted dramatically so I’m still lost in the pages of The Night Circus. But, if it’s going to take me weeks and weeks to finish a book it may as well be this one.  Each page is captivating and for five or ten minutes a day it’s a wonderful escape into another world.  If you do not have a copy of this book go out now and get one.  Really, drop everything and run to your book store or library.  You will not regret a single minute of it.  

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