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While Waiting for a Ball

I finally tried a Wool and the Gang pattern!  I love the Tommy Top, but I needed a little more yarn to finish.  I think I knit it at a tighter gauge than instructed, maybe that’s why I ran low.  I could’ve ripped back and blah, blah, blah, but nah.  Besides I want it to be kind of long in back.

Don’t you love marled cotton?  This could’ve been a weekend knitting project, had I not run short.  But I did, so while waiting on that one ball, I finished a shawl project and vegged out in front of a couple of seasons of Homeland, while it rained for a week.  Basically, I watched enough to be really, really sad at the end of season 3.

The one bright spot was finishing up my Orri Shawl, by Lee Meredith.  This is a great project for variegated wool.  I loved every second of the knitting.  I didn’t weave in the ends because… vegging, remember?  Pictures will come later.

Next, I picked up my Gingerbread Sweater, by Libby Jonson.  I did have to give it some focus to finish knitting the neckline, but once I joined beneath the armholes, it was/is smooth, stockinette sailing for 12 inches.

This yarn is only about 10% cashmere, but it’s super fuzzy and warm.  I like the fit I’m getting, but I’m still not confident about whether this yarn will bloom and grow.  Now, I’ve done it.  I can’t say that phrase I hear “Edelweiss” in my head… for the rest of the day.  Sigh.

(ravelry, kollabora, instagram, and flickr)

I have to get the fit right on this one.  I can’t abandon it to a project bag for years the way I did with my Pomme De Pin.  It is the exact classic, wide-neck sweater style I want in a comfy yarn.  So, if it’s too big I’ll either stuff my bra or re-knit it.  One is preferable to the other.

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