feels good to do some knitting.

Seriously. It’s been awhile, which makes me a little sad. When I got back from Market, I re-assessed my knitting situation hoping to get excited about finishing something up. I certainly have enough half-finished things to choose from. Most recently I was working on a cardigan, and it’s pretty far along. I’m just not entirely thrilled with the drape (or lack thereof). I hoped it would sort itself out as more of the sweater materialized – totally not the case. So knitting limbo continued.

Then, I saw this in the summer issue of the Debbie Bliss magazine.

debbie bliss summer shrug

I latched on right away. It’s not that it’s the most perfect thing in the world, but it’s exactly the kind of project that I needed. It’s pretty, it’s something I can wear (in Florida that’s an issue), it’s not a massive undertaking, and it’s not anything that’s sitting around unfinished and causing me frustration…all important things. It is just what I needed to get going again.

starting my summer shrug_carolyn_friedlander

And it warranted a trip to my favorite local yarn shop. That place can be dangerous without a specific goal in mind. The yarn I am using is silk, mohair, and dreamy. I can’t stop touching it.

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So it goes. I’m very happy to be back on the needles.

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catching up on some quilting.

I’m in the mood to catch up on some quilting.

quilting a batik sessoms by carolyn friedlander

 

First on the agenda is to finish up this sessoms sample. There’s not much of a plan other than feathery-ish goodness in the border and heavier stuff in the background so the x’s pop. I’m just gonna play around with it. The added treat is my new and super sticky pair of gloves. Why didn’t I replace them sooner?

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Happy weekend quilting!!

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the winner is…

lucky number 13, Doris! I’ll be emailing you for your address so I can send you your goodies.

Thanks to everyone who left comments!!! You guys are awesome.

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