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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

A New Project

I'm currently knitting this top from hempforknitting "Hempton". The yarn is unusual - it feels like string but knits up fast,  and beautifully! I found the lace pattern - as simple as it is- challenging at first; I frogged and started over about four times before I got the hang of it, then it was so simple that I felt really stupid.
My Summer Stripes sweater is finished, off the blocking board and in the process of being assembled. I can't wait to wear it. It was a fun pattern that I think I'll try again in another kind of yarn. I have some multi-colored Manos de Uruguay DK that just cries out to be knit up in this pattern.
I might have mentioned before that I checked out a copy of Stephanie Pearl-McFee`s book, Things I Learned from Knitting...Whether I Wanted to or Not. Well, one of the things I learned from knitting is the satisfaction of creating, the pleasure in having a usable garment at the end, and the smug feeling of accomplishment. I love finishing my projects and dandying them about in front of people,``Look what I made! Nyah, nyah!!!``
Also in the works for my next project are two-at-a-time toe-up socks. I have my 100 cm circulars and I`m itching to get started. I`ll keep you posted.
Happy knitting and thanks for reading.

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