So this:


recently became this:

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It should have happened a long time ago. I was running out of yarn for this sweater, which I was seriously beginning to doubt would look good on me anyway. The K1,P1 pattern on one side of very long rows was driving me insane and the yarn hurt my hands. The project, which I’d been working on for months, really dragged down my whole knitting life. I’m now thinking of using the yarn for this. In other knitting news, I began working on this (Go Giants!) and I finished a Raspberry Beret in memory of Prince:

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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!


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