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Year of Projects 2022: Week 8

This week I’ve been working on getting a few larger things finished or closer to a finish. Although I don’t have pictures to share yet, but I am happy to say that all the knitting on my Oregon cardigan is finished, and I have woven in all the ends and tacked down the steeks. My final step is to sew in the ribbon over the front steek edges and I plan to get that done this week. It’ll feel really good to have that one finished.

I’ve also been slogging away at a large preview knit for Brooklyn Tweed. I will be finally able to share some photos of that next weekend but I’m through all the textured/cabled center section and on to the final relatively easy/quick to knit portion.

I finished my Love Note sweater as well this week. A super quick project and I absolutely love the dusty rose color of the sock/mohair combo. The yarn is from McMullin Fiber Co in the “Desert Rose” colorway. I’ve already worn this and it’s a perfect weight for tossing on over a long-sleeved shirt. I might make another one at some point, I liked it that much!

I finished up my Breakthrough Hat as well. Pattern is from Atlas Knits and I used the leftovers of Suburban Stitcher Sock in Maple from a pair of socks I knit earlier this year, plus a natural sand-colored alpaca sock yarn from my friend Terry at Snowshoe Alpacas in Vermont. I really like the color combination of these. I made some adjustments to the hat. The original has a fairly deep crown and this one was already bigger/deeper on me than I would like, so I opted to do a spiral decrease highlighting the red at the crown and I’m happier with the fit. (And I think that the decreases look pretty fun as well!)

I also finished up another skein of handspun. This is a superwash blue-faced Leicester wool, hand-dyed by Two If By Hand in the “Hermione” colorway. I spun a 2-ply DK weight with a total of 238 yards after plying.

Finally this week, I’ve been working on the Desert Mandala cross-stitch project. I didn’t have a lot of time to put towards this but I did manage to get the central medallion border finished across the left-hand side and about halfway across. When this is out in March, I hope to get that border finished up and brought over to the right side, where it will connect up with the top.

That’s it for me this week YOP’ers! Hope you’re having a good weekend.

18 thoughts on “Year of Projects 2022: Week 8

  1. Just excellent. Love, love the hat – it’s colors and pattern. The Love Note is spectacular. I really do need to knit one. Love you handspun yarn but then I’m a huge autumn colors fan so it’s right up my alley.

  2. I love the look of your Love Note over the shirt. I love seeing how everyone styles there’s. The hat is cute with the little cubes on. Such pretty spinning too. I wonder what it will become in future…mind you I wonder what all mine will become 😂

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