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Friday, January 10, 2014

On...and Off The Needles

The Birthday socks are finished, with a week to spare!
First Pair of 2014
My hitchhiker is coming along nicely. I have 35 teeth done, and I'm to the point where I either need to finish it, or add another skein and continue on to 42 teeth as per the pattern. I want to keep knitting to 42 teeth, but here's my problem. I bought the yarn years ago, and it was in a sale bin with no identifying bands. I bought 3 skeins, so I have lots, I just don't know for sure if it is exactly the same. I have put in a lifeline, and I'm going to continue on with the new skein and see what happens. If it looks good, great, if not I'll just rip it back to the lifeline and cast off and call it finished.
Of course, I have a couple of new projects on the horizon. The first one is a sweater for me. It has been many years since I have knit a sweater, so wish me luck. It is called Dylan Cardigan, and it is a simple top-down seamless cardigan. I am using some non-expensive acrylic yarn from my stash, as I'm wanting to wear this sweater to work on chilly days, and I work with cleaning supplies and bleach, so I don't want anything too expensive that might get ruined. The pattern can be found HERE
My daughter-in-law has asked me to make her a pair of slippers. She showed me a crochet pattern that she liked, and I searched for a knitting pattern that was similar. I haven't cast on for these yet, but they should be a quick knit. The pattern is HERE.

I'm linking up with Judy over at Patchwork Times. Head on over there and have a look at what other folks are working on.

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