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Knitting Update

I am working on a couple of knitting projects right now.  To start with I am still working on the Northmavine Hoody from Colours of Shetland and Ecclefechan Mitts both by Kate Davies. I am starting the sleeves on the hoody and as for the mitts I have only done one so far and below is a photo of what it’s up to so far.

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My hands have been aching a lot more than usual lately so I haven’t been doing much knitting this past week.  Not sure if it’s to do with winter or not taking enough breaks whilst knitting.

I am also working on the Autumn Blush shawl by Joji Locatelli using Codex by The Sanguine Gryphon in Lady Mary Killigrew colourway.  I have tried to knit a couple of different patterns with this yarn but was not happy with the result and frogged them each time.  But this time I think the pattern and the yarn work well together, so no frogging.

I received some items in the mail – my lovely skein of fingering weight pure cashmere from Bare Naked Yarns.

The yarn is 100% pure Mongolian Cashmere by Pure Bella Yarns.  It’s destined for a shawl but I am not sure which pattern yet.  It may even become a lovely scarf. projects 022

Last week I also received the book I ordered called “Up, Down, All-Around ” which is a stitch dictionary by Wendy Bernard.  Now, I really didn’t need another stitch dictionary as I already have quite a few and this may sound silly, but the cover really appealed to me plus I also own one other book by Wendy that I really love so I decided to get this one too.  And I am glad that I did, the book is really well set out and has some patterns as well and I really like the Checkeboard Mesh Pullover which I will make for myself.

And last but not least, something pretty from my garden.  The Violets are blooming in my garden and I picked some for my vase today.  I was surprised that they have such a strong perfume.

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Have a wonderful week!  Happy knitting!

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Author: helenknits

I am a mum, a grandma, a knitter and a full time worker.

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