I haven’t posted in awhile but I *have* been knitting. I’ve been working on this seemingly endless sweater:


The rows are long (and getting longer), the wrong side rows are in the dreaded k1, p1, the yarn hurts my hands, I may run out of yarn and I’m not even sure this funky construction is going to produce a flattering sweater. Still, I’m plowing through. I’ve been working on other little projects too — hats and things — but this one has sapped my energy and I haven’t taken photos of any of those other projects. But…onward!

So I finally finished that throw:


I’m really happy with it — it’s just the pop of color our neutral bedroom needed. Then, because I’m avoiding working on this it’s-taking-forever cardigan, I went a little cowl crazy. I crocheted three cowls in quick succession (but only took a photo of one), including one with that leftover blanket yarn:

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And then I knit this one up in about two nights:


In addition to continuing to slog through that cardigan, I’m going to start some Knitted Knockers and a baseball-related (wait for it) cowl.

I’ve been knitting a ton, especially on this and this, but I don’t have much to show for it. I did finish two objects: a scarf for a very special person at my kids’ school and a little surprise to pack in my daughter’s suitcase when she goes on a school trip — very far away. (Luckily, she doesn’t read this blog so this won’t spoil the surprise!) I’m hoping to finish up that throw and that sweater before tooooooo long.

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IMG_8333Cabled Leaf Pullover — DONE! Very happy with how this turned out. Here’s to more successful sweaters in 2016! And onward to this and this.

Although I haven’t posted in awhile, I promise I’ve been knitting. I was on a hat-knitting tear for the annual school craft fair:


And I’ve also been furiously knitting holiday gifts for school advisors, etc., including this pair of fingerless mitts:

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Meanwhile, I’m working away on 1) the Cabled Leaf Pullover (working on the final piece of this pieced sweater), 2) a big cabled throw (one panel completed) and 3) this sweater I’ve been coveting for ages (I bought the yarn — that counts as work, right?).

I whipped up some preemie hats with leftover sock yarn…


…and made this cute little bag.


I’m onto a sweater, which, as longtime readers know, is a huge risk. Wish me luck!

So I have a history of making pretty wonky-looking toys. But somehow this guy turned out perfect.


It’s a Mr. Bakery Bear for a friend who just had baby #3. I’m now working on some preemie hats with leftover sock yarn.


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