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New month, new knitting.     I get to do socks because my friend K requested a new pair.    (I’m at peak sock myself – I’ll only allow myself to make more if they’re for someone else.   Which is a bummer, because I love making them.)

This is Cookie A’s Twisted Flower, in Tess’ Designer Yarns Twinkle Toes in the Underwater Grotto colorway.   So far, so good.   I love Cookie A’s patterns because they’re just so interesting.    And I adore this yarn.   So good project all around.

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Pattern: Honey Cowl by Antonia Shankland
Yarn: Malabrigo Silky Merino in the Stonechat colorway
Needles: Size 9 circs

Here’s the Honey Cowl I made for my friend L.     Love this yarn – it’s so pleasant to work with, and it looks really cool in this pattern.

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Pattern: Adama by Hillary Smith Callis
Yarn: madelinetosh Tosh Vintage in the Cardinal colorway
Needles: Size 10 circs

So I never do my finishing posts until I’ve blocked things that need blocking.   This was actually finished back in May, so this may be my all time longest stretch between finishing and blocking something.    Granted, with the way this summer is going, it’s not like I’m in any danger of wanting (let alone needing) to wear this any time soon.

Really enjoyed this pattern.   It’s a sibling to Starshower, but in a larger gauge, so pretty fast to knit up.     I also liked the yarn.    Really pretty color, but probably not quite as soft and nice to work with as some other yarns.  But the color goes a long way to make up for that.

 

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It amuses me greatly that the above all came from the same skein of yarn.    This is the last of the Jojoland Melody I used in the Tursas mittens.    There was enough that I probably could have found something else to do with it, but the color is so variable I knew it would add a nice mix into the hexipuffs, so I used it all up for that.

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I’m also working on another Honey Cowl – this on is for L.   It’s using Silky Malabrigo in the Stonechat colorway.

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Pattern: Tursas by Valeria Kerkka
Yarn: Jojoland Melody Superwash in Apple tree and Valley Yarns Huntington in Black
Needles: 1.5 DPNs

I’m definitely treating this as a practice pair.   It’s really hard keeping the jogs from pulling in when using DPNs.    I wonder if magic loop would be better for this kind of colorwork.     I was getting better by the second mitten, but still not perfect.

I will say, I can see how these are better than regular mittens – the stranding really ups the weight.

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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.