Alive!

I”m alive!  Worry not, for I exist!  Seriously tho, sorry for the serious deliquency!  I’ve been busy and a bit stressed and a bit sick and basically just too overwhelmed to do anything… including blogging and knitting!

But that’s all changing again, as I remember that my free time is mine to do with what I wish, and that I don’t have to bring work stress home with me!

So!  With that said, here are a couple new projects that have been cast on in the last little while and a bit of wool that I dyed for the window display.

First up is my version of Akimbo (ravelry link).  I decided once I cast it on that I disliked the m1L and m1R increases, so I switched to yo increases.  I did not frog tho, so there’s a small section at the top neck edge that doesn’t have the yo increases, but the yarn is fairly fuzzy, so you can’t tell… and I didn’t feel like frogging it…  The yarn is Cascade Elite Yarns Fresco in a gunmetal gray color. It’s 60% wool, 30% Alpaca and 10% Angora, so it’s insanely soft.  I’m pairing it with Collinette Jitterbug in Raspberry.  This shawl is going to be insanely soft and a titch expensive… but it already looks like a snuggly treat, so I’m okay with that!

Next up is a project that I’ve been working on for a while, but I really only knit on it on Monday nights when I get together with my knitting group.  It’s my second go round at Multnomah and this time I’m knitting it in my own hand dyed Wollmeise.  It’s going to take a LONG time to finish, since i’m sort of ambiguous about it, but I do like it and think it will be beautiful when it’s done.

The last thing to show for the day is some very cool thick and thin ‘yarn’ I got and dyed.  It’s from Gedifra and it’s called ‘Giganto’ but it’s not in the Ravelry database anywhere.  It was a disgusting light pink and pale yellow when I got it… I like to think I improved it somewhat.  I dyed four skeins… two turned out awesome and two turned out kind of moss like.. I’ll put them in the window because there’s always someone that likes a color that you don’t, but I won’t cry if it doesn’t sell… Here’s the two lovely skeins… it’s a bit duller in the picture than real life…

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