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Knitting progress

The gradient shawl, Reversa, is bound off; just need to block it to open up the lace. In celebration I cast on Béton Brut; the yarn is a locally dyed blend of merino wool and yak and feels wonderful. And those colours! I love those colours! This entry was originally posted at https://jlsjlsjls.dreamwidth.org/1380575.html. Please comment here or there (using OpenID), whichever is most convenient for you.
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Knitting progress

Reversa is nearly finished; maybe another couple rows' worth of yarn remaining (and have to make sure I have enough to bind off … that takes more) Supernova Swirl also close to finished (bulky yarn on 10mm needles knits up way faster than fingering on 4mm needles for some reason ...) And just wound these up, while listening to the BBC Radio dramatization of Terry Pratchett's "Eric" (yes, the CDs have arrived!) as I now need a replacement simple coffee break project now that Reversa is nigh on completed; these are a locally dyed merino & yak blend (not sure where yak is on the warmth scale but figure it's pretty high) This entry was originally posted at https://jlsjlsjls.dreamwidth.org/1379981.html. Please comment here or there (using OpenID), whichever is most convenient for you.
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Pratchett SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Y'know those BBC Radio Pratchett dramatisations I alert you guys to from time to time. They're available for purchase in CD and audio download formats now!!! And yes, I've just ordered the CDs for myself (hard copies are an investment for corrupting future generations … downloads are too ephemeral for that) This entry was originally posted at https://jlsjlsjls.dreamwidth.org/1379602.html. Please comment here or there (using OpenID), whichever is most convenient for you.
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Knitting progress

Scary is when a yarn vendor who's only previously seen you briefly a couple of times that were six months apart (and the second times was six months before today's third time) asks you if you've finished the shawl yet when she spots you in her crowded booth. That skein of handspun really IS her "baby." I swear, I'll have it finished before the next Shindig; when she saw it in the spring I wasn't quite to the halfway point. This entry was originally posted at https://jlsjlsjls.dreamwidth.org/1379319.html. Please comment here or there (using OpenID), whichever is most convenient for you.
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Loot!

Went to the Fall Fibre Shindig this morning and it's impossible to do that without being followed home by yarn.

From left to right:

*one skein Sea Turtle Fiber Arts Ridley Sock (80% superwash merino/20% nylon) in "Charcoal" colourway (wanted a solid black or charcoal to use with the Ridley Sock "Fire Station" set I bought at the Spring Fibre Shindig)

*three skeins Fibre Goddess Bulky (100% superwash merino) in "Green Wanting Blue", "All The Leaves Are Brown", and "Beavers. The Ones With Teeth?" colourways

*four skeins Yarn Ink Classic Sock in "Ruins" (the two pumpkin-coloured skeins), "Crackle", and "Antique" colourways

*one skein Boss Lady Miss Independent in a one-of-a-kind "Custodian's Cleanup" colourway (bought to use with the two skeins of "Laura's Emerald" I bought at the Spring Fibre Shindig)

Plus an I-couldn't-resist-the-blue-jay project bag from Two Sticks & Ewe.





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Knitting progress (and making sure I don't accidentally run out of yarn)

Reversa continues; now just starting to transition from green to wine.





Plus two packages of pretties in my mail this week. Both arrived a day ahead of when Canada Post tracking said they would, a trend I'm happy to have happen all the time.

At top, one skein of Handmaiden Mini Maiden (50% silk/50% wool) in "Olive" colourway. Planning to pair this with a skein of "Pumpkin" already in my stash. Below, three skeins of discontinued Colinette Jitterbug (100% merino wool) in "Purple Passion", "Velvet Leaf", and "Cherry" colourways.


And three skeins of Far Marmot Knits Sock It To Me (80% superwash merino wool/20% nylon) in "Celtic" colourway; all the rusts, golds, and some-still-greens of autumn leaves where I grew up (trees here mainly turn yellow, with an occasional pale orange ... our winter temps dip too low for the high-sugar trees that produce the reds, rusts, and vivid oranges to survive)


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