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Sooooo hi there. It’s been a while. In my defense, I went to the Outer Banks with my boyfriend and his folks for a week and didn’t really have time for blog posting. There was way too much beaching and knitting and swimming and Scrabble-playing for blogging. BUUUT I did finish my Ravelympics Ravellenic project. Just barely, just under the wire.

 

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Pattern: Counterpane Blouse, from the Summer 2010 Interweave Knits
Yarn: 65/35 linen/cotton recycled yarn
Needles: US 4/3.5 mm
Mods: Skipped some of the skirt decreases and my pick up for the skirt was uneven to say the least so I just sort of winged it.

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WHOOOO. I just finished the crochet edging around 7pm EST which is about midnight BST, the end of the Olympic Closing Ceremonies (ope, hope I don’t get sued). So just in time. It was close. I finished the main knitting in the car on the way back from the beach but didn’t have a crochet hook so I had to hurry and finish the edging once I got home.

In case anyone is keeping up with my 12 in 12 sweater challenge, I am up to eight. So I’m right on track. WHOO.

I finished knitting around three that afternoon so of course I had to start another project, rather then work on one already started. That project is about 80% done now thanks to two hour-long metro rides today. But more on that later. : )

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Ravelry tells me I started this project in May. It is now March. For those keeping track at home, that’s a total of ten months. Which makes this little pair of shorts the project spanning the longest time period yet. Anyway, they’re done now.

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Pattern: Studio Shorts
Yarn: Hobby Lobby I Love This Cotton (it’s like kittens, for real)
Needles: US 6/4 mm
Mods: Fewer hip decreases, probably more short rows. I don’t really know at this point.

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They’re not really that wrinkly but it’s difficult to take a picture of your own ass/short-wearing section even with a tripod. And it was cold out, hence the tights. I suspect it will warm up soonishly and I’ll get a chance to wear them. They fit really well with the drawstring and they’re super comfortable. Hobby Lobby’s cotton is super soft, much nicer than kitchen cotton.

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Now, anyone who’s followed this blog for any length of time will know that I’m a huge nerd. I love the recent Marvel movies (and I’m constantly disappointed I never got into comics as a kid) and I’m completely obsessed with all things Joss Whedon. Naturally, this means I’ll be going to see the Avengers at midnight when it opens. I’m thinking these shorts, green tights, green shirt, maybe some lurid green eyeshadow. Maybe green flip flops. Even though the Hulk is not at the top of my favorite Avengers (I really love Thor and Iron Man), it is the one I can easily dress up as. So that’s happening.

Knowing me, I won’t get around to uploading a WIP post about the socks I’m working on, so know that I’ve started a pair of blotchy vanilla socks in Premier Serenity Sock. I’ll probably be able to get two pairs out of the two balls I have, actually. I also started a sweater in crochet, but I’ve sort of put that aside for the socks, so more on that later.

GUYS. I finally finished Featherweight. I started this stupid thing in OCTOBER and I am usually mostly project monogamous.

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Pattern: Featherweight Cardigan, by Hannah Fetig
Yarn: Jaggerspun Zephyr Wool/Silk, about a quarter(ish) of a one-pound cone in Bottle Green I got in a Ravelry swap (for two skeins of Misti Alpaca Lace. I KNOW)
Needles: US 6/4 mm circ and dpns
Mods: Added length in the body and the sleeves; did the collar/edgings in garter stitch

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Okay, so you can see the ladders in the sleeve where I switched dpns (and THAT stopped when I got smart and used a circular), and yeah, the collar is little funny, and YEAH, the sleeves are at a slightly awkward length, but guys?

THIS IS THE MOST AMAZING SWEATER EVER.

And I’m only partially saying that because it’s an entire cardigan knit in laceweight yarn.

But seriously, it’s soft and light and warm and totally perfect for casually throwing over a tank top when it starts to cool down in the evening. I’m so incredibly pleased that it’s done and I get to wear it.

If I lose it, though, I’ll probably have to off myself.

Anyway, the yarn. It’s wonderful. Soft and light and shiny (probably the silk) and definitely the nicest yarn I’ve ever used. There’s no way I could afford this if I had to actually buy it. It did bleed like a mother in the bath, but it stopped eventually (mostly). I currently have 3/4 of a pound of it left on the cone, and while I’ll probably keep about 600-800 yards for a nice shawl, I’m thinking about destashing the rest. Probably at whatever price WEBS currently has it at or slightly less since I really only paid about $20 for it ($17ish for the two skeins of Misti Alpaca Lace I traded for it and $2-3 to ship said alpaca to the person to whom I traded it).

If anyone on here is interested, let me know. I could be persuaded to sell in 4oz. lots, but not till I get home for the summer where I have a scale I can use to weigh it.

Anyway. GUYS. FEATHERWEIGHT. It’s DONE.