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in the garden this week

I realized as I was puttering around in the side yard this weekend (between downpours) that I really ought to start keeping track of when things happen in the garden. So hopefully this will be a weekly thing. Trimmed dead blooms from candytuft Mowed paths through the garden Lilac in full bloom (fading slightly) Poplar […]

Handspun cowl

I started out thinking about doing a cowl that was all yo/k2tog, but didn’t like the feel of it, then did a round of k1/sl1, but had trouble keeping track of it. So now it’s just a semi-random pattern of knit rounds and purl rounds, something to keep my hands busy in meetings.

Handspun cowl

I started out thinking about doing a cowl that was all yo/k2tog, but didn’t like the feel of it, then did a round of k1/sl1, but had trouble keeping track of it. So now it’s just a semi-random pattern of knit rounds and purl rounds, something to keep my hands busy in meetings.

Lotus Hat

FWIW, I knitted 3 rows of the pattern wrong (reading the chart left to right instead of right to left), then picked back 2 rounds.

Kinda mangled the beginning of the decreases, because I was working on it during a divisional retreat. (NTS: don’t do that!) But got it back in pattern pretty quickly, and am overall quite pleased. Seems a bit small, hoping it’ll grow with wear and/or blocking. Almost precisely the right amount of yarn for the pattern, too!

Like the pattern quite a bit, would like to try making it again.


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