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Except unlike in December when I was snowed in in DC with my family, my guy and a friend of ours, this time I am all alone. Fear not! I took the opportunity to have a mini James McAvoy movie marathon (so far Becoming Jane and Starter for 10 and I’m planning on Wanted and Penelope next) and knit like a crazy person. Most of my day has looked like this…
Except of course for the part of that looked like this…
Unfortunately I only managed to dig out the front walk and the sidewalk and not my car, which is in fact that vaguely station wagon shaped mound of snow you can see behind my head. Which is going to make getting to my first day at my new part time job tomorrow mighty interesting. Somehow I’ll manage.
Most of my knitting today has been dispersed over a number of projects just started within the last 48 hours. One of the ones I’m most excited about is a new pair of glittens to replace the pair I made two years ago which are now thread bare and pathetic. I’m knitting them out of Tosh Sock in Ink, which sure is looking pretty (oh, and don’t miss the snow on sill).
I also recently started a improvised shawl design based on the traditional shawls that show up in all the costume dramas I watch. I’m using a traditional shetland construction with a vintage lace edging. It’s been loads of fun so far, just dreaming it up. I also restarted making the Acorns hat with some Tess Cultivated Silk & Wool. I had begun making it with my one handspun, but it’s still so slubby that it was just looking too knobby. This version is going to be super smooth.
So my knittings been sprinkled about, but it’s been a productive snow storm. In fact it’s been a productive year so far. 1879 yds worth of finished projects since Jan. 1. I know because I’ve been keeping track for the Yarn Snobs Stashdown. Mostly I don’t have pictures that I’m happy with enough to show you anything yet, but I will share these…
Hardly enough to warrant their own FO post, these little guys make me super happy anyway. They are knit in Mama Blue Troika Worsted, which it turns out is what heaven would be like if it were a yarn. More information is up on ravelry. And more knits soon!
My addiction to snagging a little something from indie dyer updates goes on. The newest score, some Troika Worsted from Mama Blue!
Yarn: Troika Worsted, Mama Blue Knitting Goods
Dye Lot: —
Amount:1 skein at 185 yds
Purchased at: Mama Blue esty shop
stashed on ravelry here
This yarn looked amazing on the site, but is a million times more beautiful in person. It’s so sproingy feeling and the color is so rich. The yarn feels amazing. All the Troika yarns (it comes in three weights) are Merino/Cashmere/Nylon blends and it feels like pure heaven. This little skein is going to make one very luxurious accessory.