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Year of Projects 2022: Week 21

Another craft-filled week - my DH was on business travel again (and he's gone again this week) - so I got a lot accomplished. First up, I finished the big cowl I was working on. This is a design from Joji Locatelli from a while back and I had earmarked 3 half-skeins of Spud and… Continue reading Year of Projects 2022: Week 21

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Year of Projects 2022: Week 19

It has been a week here for sure. The fire that is about 10 miles to the west of us is now over 37,000 acres and the county moved us to the middle phase of evacuation prep. We are in a small suburb south of town proper and if the winds yesterday continue as they… Continue reading Year of Projects 2022: Week 19

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Year of Projects 2022: Week 18

This week has mostly been about trying to get my Misurina Tee finished up. It's been a focus piece when I've had some knitting time in the evenings and I'm happy to report that I finished this one up! I've actually got it on today and it's the perfect weight for our sunny but breezy… Continue reading Year of Projects 2022: Week 18

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Year of Projects 2022: Week 17

I'm a day late for this week's check-in but whew! It's been a week! Happy to say that I finally have landed with a new job that should start mid-May. I'm working for the same company but no longer as an independent contractor which will make taxes SO much easier. Friday into Saturday was wild… Continue reading Year of Projects 2022: Week 17

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Year of Projects 2022: Week 16

Only knitting and crochet projects to talk about this week. We've been enjoying our beautiful weather in the afternoons and working on putting in fencing for a garden/sitting area off our back deck. We have a LOT of deer here and with so little green, they tend to eat everything - including "non-deer-friendly" plants, so… Continue reading Year of Projects 2022: Week 16

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Year of Projects 2022: Week 15

Quite a few new projects to talk about this week but if you haven't seen it already, I finished my Break of Dawn shawl which you can read about in Friday's post here. I cast on for a test knit of Baroque Purls's Beanstalk Cowl. I'm using another skein from deep stash, which I think… Continue reading Year of Projects 2022: Week 15

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Year of Projects 2022: Week 14

A bit late on this week's post as we were traveling for a mini vacation this weekend (a travel post coming shortly), but here's what I worked on this week: I cast on for the Break of Dawn shawl from Woolenberry. I have a lot (A LOT!) of single random skeins of beautiful fingering-weight yarns,… Continue reading Year of Projects 2022: Week 14

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Year of Projects 2022: Week 13

Another really busy week around here, so I mostly worked on odds and ends of things, including: The test knit socks. Finally able to share at least some visuals for these. The designer is Hanks and Needles and I am using Spun Right Round's Classic Sock in the color Wool and Pine. Loads of cables… Continue reading Year of Projects 2022: Week 13

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Year of Projects 2022: Week 12

Lots of finished things to talk about this week. I can finally share the preview knit I was working on for one of Brooklyn Tweed's spring design groups: Oiva. This is a VERY generous scarf - I'd even call it more like a narrow stole - with tons of texture. The pattern includes a textured… Continue reading Year of Projects 2022: Week 12

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Year of Projects 2022: Week 11

A few new things to chat about this week. I finished by Color Frenzy cowl and you can read all the details on that fun knit in my post from Friday (2 days ago). I've been working on a new colorwork project. This is the Cinnamon Stars cowl, designed by Baroque Purls. The original was… Continue reading Year of Projects 2022: Week 11