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The Adama cowl is done, but I’m not sure when I’m going to be able to block it, so I’m not really counting it as done yet.    (And let’s face it, I’ll probably not be able to wear anytime soon, so blocking may take a bit.)

I finally finished the thumb on the first Tursas mitten.    You can see from how much larger the bottom looks how much I’m pulling in the jogs.   The variegation in the yarn also got weird, just at the tip of the thumb.  Up until then, it had been varying between colors very nicely.    And suddenly, AQUA!   It’s a little odd.   However, I’ve pretty much chalked these up as a practice pair, so I suppose that’s ok.

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I finished the hand on the first Tursas mitten, and it’s too small for me.    I also don’t love how the yarn jogs are.   This is definitely a practice pair.     Which is also a little demotivating – I’ve yet to finish the thumb.    (I will say, I love how thick the fabric is.    I think this is a skill worth working on.)

So I moved to this Adama cowl.    It’s from yarn I bought with a Christmas gift certificate.   It’s a pretty easy knit, and I adore the yarn.    Definitely a nice break.

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Pattern: Bantam Bunny by Rebecca Danger
Yarn: I Knit or Dye Killing Me Softly Aran and Tess’ Designer Yarns Superwash Merino Worsted in Cobalt
Needles: Size 6 DPNs

Loving this pattern book for stash busting.     This pattern used the same base as the elephant pattern I already did, so probably would have gone faster than that one did, if I’d had more spare time to work on it.

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Slight change of plans on the colorwork mittens I’d started – I wasn’t feeling the last pattern, so switched over to Tursas, by Valeria Kerkka.   I’m liking this pattern much better, so far.

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I also started a Bantam Bunny, from the same Rebecca Danger book as the elephant I just finished.   More stash busting – this is another Tess’ Worsted mini skein, and some I Knit or Dye Softly Natural Aran.

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Pattern: Small-Peanuts Elephant by Rebecca Danger
Yarn: Red from a Frabjous Fibers March Hare Mini Skein Pack and Tess’ Designer Yarns Superwash Merino Worsted in the Steel Grey Blue colorway
Needles: Size 6 DPNs

I’d had Rebecca Danger’s 50 Yards of Fun book on my wishlist for a while, and saw it the library.    It’s a great little stash busting book.    Super cute patterns, with lots of variations.   I’ve already got another one of these up my sleeve.

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Project: Celestarium by Audry Nicklin with the Stellar Wave Edging by Kimberlee Johnson
Yarn: Tess’ Designer Yarns Superwash Merino Lace in the Maine Woods and Waters colorway
Needles: Size 5 circs

I finally got around to blocking my Celestarium this weekend.

I really enjoyed this pattern – the actual knitting wasn’t difficult at all, but the beading added an interesting dimension.

Love this yarn – the color gradations are so pretty.

From left to right: Orion, Taurus and the Big Dipper

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Pattern: Baby Berry hat by Michele Sabatier
Yarn: Patternworks Breton Heathers and Knit Picks Capra in Pesto
Needles: Size 7 and 8 DPNs

There are more baby cousins on the way, so I turned to this trusty hat pattern, which has the bonus of using up yarn (though it’s still not totally gone in either case.  Baby steps!)