Back from the Dead!

It’s been a little while since I last posted, things have been keeping me pretty busy here on the homefront. School, work, getting sick and then better, and lots of other little responsibilities have been taking up most of my time, but I have some progress pictures to show of my knitting!

First off is Secret of the Stole. I think I’m liking the look of this pattern less and less as I knit it and see others’ progress, it’s just not something I would ever wear or use. I’ll stick it through though, because it’s been dedicated as a Christmas gift to a grandmother. I know she’ll love it, especially since it’s handmade. Here’s my progress after Hint#5:

Another lace project I’m working on is the Mystic Waters shawl, and I’m loving the pattern so far. I’ve knit only Hint #1 so far, because the SotS has been taking up more of my time since it’s a gift. I enjoy every minute of the Mystic Waters though, so I’m trying to breeze through the stole.

Keep in mind, both of these are my first lace projects and objects knitted from charts, I love charts now and can’t imagine doing these from written instructions!

The scarf I’m knitting for the Ravelry scarf exchange is almost done, but I can’t share the pictures here, it’s a secret. Just remember that yummy blue Malabrigo and imagine it in scarf form. Also, my Central Park Hoodie is coming along nicely, I’ve got the back, one front, and half of another finished and next I’ll be working on the sleeves. I don’t want to follow the written pattern of knitting them in one piece and seaming up the sides, so I’m trying to find a modification for converting flat into round knitting. Any sources?

Depending on the weather, a few of my friends and I are going to the North Florida Fair tonight, it should be a lot of fun. Last year we had a blast, and this year we have another unlimited ride ticket. Here’s to good weather!

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3 responses to “Back from the Dead!

  1. Congratulations on learning how to knit from charts. It does seem to make the patterns more portable and quicker to knit.

    I am glad you are going to finish your Secret of the Stole. It is such a beautiful piece of knitting you have done so far. It would be a shame to frog it at this stage. Hopefully, the next one will be a pattern more to your liking.

    Fair Winds

  2. Watch out. I just discovered that knitting lace is addictive. I LOVE the Mystic Waters shawl. Where did you get the pattern?

  3. You have been very busy.
    Come by the skein and at the bottom visit knitting and spinning with ewe. She is a lace knitter with a capital L

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