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This project took far too long to finish. It got waylaid by the crochet blanket.

It’s a finger puppet.

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I’m pleased with how it turned out and it had the added bonus of using up the tiny left over balls of yarn in both the orange and the blue. Free pattern from ChemKnits.

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I found some giant snails wandering in our garden.

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I was able to sneak up and get some close-ups.

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Knitted with yarn I spun using roving from Nurturing Fibres.

Pattern available here on Ravelry and here for non-Ravelry users.

They now live on my bookshelf.

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I knitted a scarf.

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Summit scarf – pattern found here.

Close-up.

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It has been blocked, but it’s been so humid that it’s gone a bit curly again.

 

 

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I found some snails hanging out on the kitchen table.

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I love how they have turned out.

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One for Gorgeous Girl and one for her friend.

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Purple is handspun. Pattern can be found here.

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I had some down time in the evenings when I was researching in Maryland, so I was able to get the handspun socks finished. This time they actually fit.

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Of course, not that I’m back in the land of eternal summer they are sitting unloved and unused in a drawer…red handspun socks2

This is a free toe-up sock pattern, details here.

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I made a little hat for one of Gorgeous Girl’s dollies. It used up the last of the yellow sock yarn, so a nice little stash buster.

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There was just enough coloured yarn left to do a contrast row at the top of the hat.

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I used a smaller yarn than the pattern called for to make it smaller. Pattern can be found here. I’ll be making this again as it is a great way to use up small leftover bits of yarn.

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I also took some socks as my travel knitting. I knitted these during quiet times at the house in Colorado, on the plane to Atlanta, quiet time at the hotel in Atlanta, on the plane to Hawaii and put the finishing stitches on them in Hawaii.

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These were a departure from my usual sock knitting in that I knitted them toe up. They came out pretty well, though I’m still struggling to get the toes looking nice.

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I was pretty darn impressed with myself, and then I tried them on…

I should have listened to my instincts as I was knitting them. The needles were too small for the thickness of my handspun and the socks were too tight on my feet and the fabric was very, very stiff.

The socks got frogged (pulled out) and I’m reknitting them at a looser gauge. One sock is completely reknitted and the other is in progress. Good reminder to myself to listen to my knitting instincts more. Problems are not going to magically disappear once the item is finished!

 

 

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