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Done: Birch

Yesterday, I tricked my sister-in-law into modeling birch for me. See, I was the official photographer for her holiday card photoshoot featuring her two pugs, Lola and Luda. After casually slipping in the request after spending a half hour snapping photos and following two ADD dogs around while my brother-in-law lured them with treats, she was happy to oblige. Did I mention they're practically still puppies, only turning one last week? Pug puppies have zero attention span. Anyway, let's get down to business.

Birch

Pattern. Birch by Sharon Miller
Source. Rowan 34
Yarn. Rowan Kidsilk Haze in Majestic, 3+ balls (Thanks again, Melissa!)
Needles. Bryspuns US8
Duration. July __? to November 6th

(GIANT Shawl!!)
Commentary.
This was a thoroughly enjoyable first KSH lace project. It took some time adjusting to the slippy yarn, but the Bryspuns eased that along. The plastic needles and sharp points grip the yarn and prevent hairpulling and yarn throwing with those K2tbl's. KSH is the warmest…

Hourglass Replacement Sweater

With my easy knitting project MIA, I cast on for the project waiting on deck, Beau. This will be J's 2006 sweater. Here's a lackluster shot of the back...

(For a much artier shot of Beau's back, check out Elli's here.)

I'm using Rowan Yorkshire Tweed Aran in Husk, the yarn prescribed for the project. I thought Hourglass was going to be a fast knit, but this is just flying off the needles. Yay for nice thick yarn and easy peasy ribbing! I'm actually knit a bit more than when I took this photo and nearing completion on the back. Fastest . Sweater . Ever! I was hoping for a finished sweater by Thanksgiving, but that was before I realized just how close that was. I don't think I'm up for that kind of challenge.

I signed up for the Phildar Swing Coat KAL organized by Vanessa but am still floundering with the decision to shell out neary $30 for the pattern book when I don't think I would knit any other pattern. It's just such a cute sweater! What to do..…

Birch *almost* there!

I feel like I've been working on this project since the dawn of time. (don't worry, mom, every second was worth it- you'd better like it, though!) Me and Birch are lucky though, because we averted catastrophe when Melissa aka the coolest person ever sent this:

(check out that cute packaging!)

Melissa, you are a rockstar! I definitely owe you one.... or ten:)

As soon as I got the package of emergency KSH, I finished Birch up. To celebrate, I gave her a little bath... (well, first I used the Harlot's blocking method and strung Birch up, hence all the crazy colored yarn also taking a bath)

After a healthy soak, I gave her a little blocking (and saw just how ginormous this shawl is - it took up more than two big towels).

I also put J's nerdy computer books to good use:
Next up: Me convincing J to help me with a fancy photoshoot for this here shawl. Oh, and finding a time during actual daylight. The train that ate my yarn:So, my project never turned up on the train. My cousin…

Knitting Movie

Sorry for another pictureless post. Have any of you heard Julia Roberts is working on a new movie, Friday Night Knit Night, I think it's called. Might be old news, but I just thought it was interesting....

:(

The marathon was great yesterday (but I'm feeling it today!). But, guess what I left on the train on the way home last night? A half-finished Hourglass body, a couple balls of Noro Cash Iroha, some Addis, and my favorite tape measure. :( I'm bummed! I'm usually so anal making sure I've collected all my luggage, but I was SO tired and SO out of it after the race I overlooked the zip lock holding my project (I thought I had shoved it in another bag, but it must have fallen out). I even called the MTA and left a voicemail, but I doubt that will do any good. They'll probably laught at my message!

Anyone have a good project for a half sweater's worth of Cash Iroha?