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Sunday, June 16, 2013

About Dang Time...

That I got this thing done.
That's right, I got all the knitting on the Brooklyn Tweed Autumn Leaves Stole finally wrapped up last night.
And the ends woven in.
It was quite late by then so I waited until this morning to block it.
You can see the stitches opened right up for me.
I have to say, though it was long and tedious, it was a great pattern.
Spinning my own yarn may have added to the tediousness, and since it was smaller than the recommended Shelter, I had to drop needle size to 6 to get good stitch definition.
It came out to be about 24 inches wide and 66 inches long. It will be a great winter wrap for my Mom.
I am considering putting it in the fair though. What do you think?

I am now down to one remaining project on the needles! Well, two but one is a simple baby hat that just needs a crown finished off which is maybe 30minutes of work so it doesn't really count. I cast it on when we went to see a movie so I could work on it during the flick. I got the ribbing, body, and first couple crown shaping rounds done during it the movie but never got back to it. Now  I may actually get those socks done. Don't hold your breath, but I am going to attempt to finish them up before the Tour de Fleece starts so I can wear them to the retreat and focus my energies on spinning.

Currently I have a beautiful baby camel and silk blend on the wheel. Well, since one bobbin is done and the other not started I guess it's not technically "on" the wheel but you know what I mean.

Alas, let's not forget, every day is made a little brighter with some cute canine silliness.
Am I right?


  1. Don't put the wrap in the fair; you wanna give others a good sporting opportunity. Then again, people need to see that wrap! I'm sure it would make my trip to the fair that much more rewarding. Beautiful.

  2. Put it in the fair!! And Sully is a goof - great pic!

  3. it's beautiful...your mom will love it!! and the dog is rather cute too!!