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All Spun Up

We have gotten 3 inches of rain this weekend, and
it is mighty gray outside.

But inside, it’s Super Green!

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I have hit the sweater-yardage threshold, and just in time, as I’m coming down the home stretch on the argyle socks. (and I really hate being between projects)

That’s 1080 yards of worsted-weight two ply yarn (approximately 870 yds/pound)

So as soon as I can get the foot of my second sock finished up, I’ll be casting on!
Woo Hoo!

Tiny Birds

This week I have been knitting tiny birds.

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They are fun to make- lots of interesting little shaping sections. I’ve started with the Bluebird of Happiness pattern and changed the tail shaping a so it fans out a little bit rather than coming to a point.

The plan is that they will get eyes, and perhaps little additional embellishment and become holiday ornaments.

They look really sharp against some koolaid reds (on taupe colored Griff yarn) I dyed on the run this morning (that’s fruit punch on the left, black cherry on the right)

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so perhaps they’ll each get a red tassel or something.

I’m also trying out a stranded colorwork bauble-type ornament.
Just in the early stages on that one, so no pics yet.

In other news, our baby chicken girls are just starting to lay, so that’s cool.
I love the cute little “starter eggs” (one the left)

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Not really miniature, just kind of petite. And all the ones I’ve found so far are green-ish, so that’s neat.

Wool in the Sunshine

Just finished the Dottie Oregon vest this weekend, and she turned out great. Just needs a zipper now, and that should come in the mail in a couple of weeks.

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Minor adjustments to the pattern- I added a little waist shaping, sloped the shoulders off just a bit, and widened the neck by a few stitches.

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I’m really in love with the way the fabric feels. Substantial and strong, but fluffy and with a little bit of a fuzzy halo.

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It’s too bad it’s too warm out now to wear it, but I’m sure it will get a lot of use once the weather turns cool this fall.

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And here’s a fun little bit of splashy color to round out the week’s wool-work. Approximately 380 yards. No idea what it might eventually be. For now, it’s just fun and fruity yarn basking in the sun.

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Beautiful Bales

It’s seems early for second cutting local grass hay to be available, but it arrived this morning, and is just gorgeous.

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I realize that it might seem weird to describe hay that way, but I tell you what- when it looks right, and feels right, and smells amazing- there’s no other way to put it.

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And it should make the sheepers very happy. 🙂

In other news, I tripped and sprained my ankle at my day job, and so am a bit gimpy right at the moment. Icing and elevating the foot makes for good knitting time, though- so I’ve been making pretty steady progress on Dottie’s Oregon Vest.

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It’s coming together nicely- just have to figure out what I want to do for the closures. I really like zippers in things like this, I just don’t like installing them….