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Brown Aran Socks

So I had to do some …interesting… things to adjust the heel to two-at-a-time magic loop. Should probably write up.

10/27: getting a little nervous that I’m going to run out of yarn!

11/2: ran out of the Najad, knit in the leftover blue Cascade 200. quite possibly going to run out of that as well, I think I have some Lion something or other in tan if so. (started the toes, though.)

11/3 – managed to finish the toes in the blue! still have to weave in ends & block.

Bandana Cowl

Got slightly off on the short rows, probably very early on when I was still figuring out how they worked.

Not quite enough of the yarn to finish, but I like the gist of the project so I might buy some. note: used same style in a different color.

9/9 – restarted. 75 St remaining.

9/11- may have decreased one too many, so I increased back again in the final purl row.

Very cosy. I’m pleased, it’ll be nice when we have cold weather. Interesting effect with the heathered green & the tweedy black.

Update, November 2014: OMG this is amazing in cold weather. A++++ would knit again.

garter toes

7/8, finished toe

for pattern, did k7, (k1,p1) 5x, k8 to get correct number of stitches.

after a few rows, expanded ribbing section, so pattern is now k5, (k1,p1) 7x, k6.

7/16 – started 1st heel too early (as usual), so ripped back heel & last row of heel garter section. Debating whether to pick back any more of that garter or just have a slightly longer garter section at the end of the foot….

7/23 – about 2in up from garter heel reduced back of leg, ssk k6 (p1 k1) 5x, k6, k2tog.

7/28 – been gradually expanding the ribbing sections, front and back, to taper into a k1p1 cuff. Planning on at least 1” of ribbed cuff.

Used this bindoff: http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEfall09/FEATjssbo.php, love the way it looks & feels.

Belmondo Shawl

Grey (“zinc”) for most of the body of the shawl, doing “orchid” (pink/purple) for the top 1/4 or so. Really happy about the speed & simplicity of working, and the feel of the cotton/wool blend in the open style.

Got HUGE after blocking, which I’m delighted about. I have enough grey yarn left to make fringe, but I’m not sure if I’m going to. (I’m not usually a fringe person.)

It’s perfect for wearing over a sleeveless dress, especially in our chilly conference room!