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Almost Done!

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I am making progress on the second regal colored sock of the pair that I have been working on. The first sock I had to start over twice, and it finally worked out on the third attempt. By the third time knitting the first sock, I was very ready to be done with the pair. With that being said I have made an effort to get the second sock knit up as quickly as possible.

As of writing this post, all I need to do is knit up the toe and sew in the end. Beings that it is about 9:30 pm as I am writing this, I am leaving the sock until the morning to knit up the toe.


Beings as the weather is cooling off and rain is moving in, I will leave the washing and blocking until the weather is more cooperative. Once I finish the toe tomorrow, I will start another pair of socks.

I may have mentioned in a previous post that this pair of socks is being knit up from KnitPicks Palette Yarn in the color: Regal.

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Reknitting Socks

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I started a pair of socks using KnitPicks Palette Yarn in regal, and here I am, weeks later, still working on the first sock of the pair. On the first try, I had dropped a stitch several rows below where I was, that was to far down to pick up and bring it up to the round I was on, so I started that one over. Then, on the second try I had inadvertently unevenly distributed he stitches on my needles, and I was at the point of turning the heel when I realized that it was off, so off the needles it came, and rewound the yarn. Now I am on try #3, and I have checked the number of stitches on each needle, and each has the correct number of stitches. So, unless I drop a stitch along the way and don’t realize it, this sock should come out right in the end. 


I will hopefully be getting this pair of socks complete in the next few days. 

I still have some scarves in the works, but I am really trying to get this pair of socks complete, beings that I still have so much sock yarn to knit up. I would definitely like to be getting more socks done. 

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Fall is Coming!

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Fall is in the air! The mornings are crisp and the afternoons hot. The air is starting to smell different, and I am getting excited!

I recently invested in more fall colored yarn for knit for kids sweaters. Fall is my favorite season. I love the colors, the scents, the decorations, being able to pull out my long sleeve shirts, my jackets and my hand knit scarves. 

Since I started working full time at my job, I haven’t been able to post like I was able to when I was unemployed. I am thankful for the income, but also miss challenging myself to have content on here 5 days a week. I also liked the challenge of seeing what I could get done in a week to have something to post about. 

I am hoping that with the changing of the seasons, I will use more time on my days off (when it is pouring down rain) knitting and making progress on projects. 

This past week I finished a size 10 sweater which is for sure up in my Facebook page, and I started a size 8 sweater, using all red heart super saver yarn in fall colors. I will list the colors when I write about the finished project.  I am between 1/3 and 1/2 way done with the body of this sweater. I am loving how it is shaping up. I keep thinking “The ’70’s called and want their sweater back”. 

 

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Starting Now

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I have begun knitting more hand knit items for myself for this next winter. 

I started another falling leaves wrap for myself using Patons Lace yarn in mystic teal. I also have a pair of fingerless gloves I am finishing up as well as a knit for kids sweater I have nearly finished. 

I am super excited that fall is right around the corner. Another month and a half until September is here and all the little kiddies go back to school, then the weather starts to cool off, the rain comes back, then it is Canadian Thanksgiving (it is the same day as American Columbus Day), the leaves start to turn and fall off the trees as it progressively gets cooler and rainier, and then it is our thanksgiving, and it is the best time of the year. I love the way the air smells, and gets crisper. I love being able to pull out my hats, gloves and scarves.    

 

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Getting a Jump on Next Winter

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It has been far too long since I last did a “What’s on my Needles Wednesday” post, so I figured now is as good of time as any to bring it back. 

This week I have a size 10 knit for kids sweater going, an eight strand braided cable scarf and a winter hat. 

For the sweater I am knitting up I am using all red heart yarn in light sage, buff and a cranberry color. 

I had a skein of lion brand fishermen’s wool in oatmeal that I would start something then decide to do something else, I finally decided to use it for an eight strand braided cable scarf. 

I am making a hat out of lion brand alpine wool in Chili. I wanted to try this yarn so I am using what I bought for a warm winter hat. Trying to cast on the hat and knit off the first row was a pain in the butt. Beings that it is more of a roving, it is loosely spun and the strand kept pulling apart half way across the knit off row. Once I finally got the first row knit off it has become easier to work with. Last night I went and picked up a second skein so I could finish my hat. 

   
   

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Hush Hush Projects

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I have been making good progress on my current project that I need to have done in a week and a half. I still have several more sections to go on the first project, but I am hoping to get it done by Friday night if not sooner, then start on the second project so I can have them done in time for what I need them done for. 

So far I am loving how this first project is turning out. I am not going into much detail here, because I do not want the recipient to find out about I am making, and I know that she might if I actually spilled the beans. So, for those of you who are curious to find out what I am working on, you will just have to wait a bit longer, but I will be sharing with you guys what I have been making once I have given the gift. 

I have known for a while that I love knitting, and making things with my hands. I love the joy and sense of accomplishment a completed project brings me. I also love sharing that with others and helping them learn the craft I love so much, or give them ideas and inspiration for projects that can create themselves. 

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Starting a New Project

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A quick update on my falling leaves wrap: I got it finished yesterday evening, and I am just needing to finish blocking it

So with it being done and off the needles I am starting a poncho for myself using Lion Brand Yarns Fishermen’s Wool in Oak Tweed.

I finished it up yesterday as I have been catching up on sleep now that camp is over, and I am able to get back to more of a regular schedule.

Beings that I have been making excellent progress on my newest knit for kids sweater I am taking a little time to start a new personal project so that I will have two projects in the works. At least I am keeping my newest personal project simpler than the last one. I am going to be using the seed stitch on my poncho, and keeping it easy.