September

I can’t believe it’s September already.  I was going to have so much more accomplished by now … it was going to be a whole new me.  Oh well.  Still two more weeks (eek!) until classes start and I have to put on my teacher disguise to enlighten young minds.  Maybe that new me will show up by then.

But progress on the Halfobi:

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That last sleeve is creeping up on finished.  I’ve never attempted a seaming project this large and I’m quite intimidated by the prospect of all that matress stitch.  But there’s at least 10” to go before that bridge.

In other knitting news, I purchased some lovely (and on sale) Debbie Bliss merino chunky from elann.com and now have visions of Nora Gaughan dancing in my head:

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I don’t think I’m experienced enough to tackle the pullover, but I really like the collar.  Perhaps paired with an easy top-down raglan?  I could handle that, I think.  The yarn is super yummy: light, lofty, and soft.  And I’ve got some nifty buttons from a discarded pair of Mr. B’s pants. 

So, I have visions of a two-color thing happening:

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eucalyptus   Y5225570

cyclamen

Eucalyptus as the main color, cyclamen as an accent on the arms — not stripes at this stage, but maybe solid-color contrast from the elbows down or something.  We’ll see. 

And what is this?

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Why, yes, it is the beginnings of a sock.  A sock not yet frogged or funkified or otherwise messed up.  The yarn is some brand new Koigu — it is wonderful!  So soft!  Such colors!  Its slightly chunkier weight than my other sock yarns make it a bit easier to handle.  But I don’t want to get too cocky, I’ve only knit 4 rows in 2×2 rib.  It’s really only an ankle bracelet at this point. 

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