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What's on the Needles, 6/25

A few things I'm working on and finishing up this week as I travel around. The car's a great place for knitting.

Dan's Sweater. It's a top-down in-the-round raglan construction, and I'm about two inches past the underarms. After I finish down to the bottom hem, I pick up stitches around the sleeves and knit down to the cuff. No seaming! Downside is that the wool is a thin worsted on no. 6 needles. I estimated that this thing is going to be over 17,000 stitches. Scary. He'd better not put it into the dryer in the dorm. In any case, I don't need to look at this or count while I'm knitting, so its my talking or tv-watching knitting.

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This is going to be a long lacy tunic top. The true color is a much darker red, almost a burgundy. I can see wearing it over a black tank and pants. The pattern makes short sleeves, although I may do 3/4 length sleeves to make it more of a three-season piece. The pattern is easy to memorize, but I do need to pay a bit of attention or I'm likely to curse a lot as I rip back to before a missed yarn-over. The yarn is a thick cotton with a bit of microfiber to give it shape.

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Lace scarf, in a silk/merino boucle. When its blocked, it's wider and with nice stitch definition.
Here its in progress:

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Blocking. See the wonders of blocking knitted lace? Done!

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This turned out well, so I started another in a thin silk:

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Another lace scarf, for future Hanukkah gifting. This pattern's a bitch. Don't talk to me, I'm counting! Not having fun with this, and the mohair is an added pain. I may throw in the towel on this, we'll see.
In progress:

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A simpler feather-and-fan scarf, also for Hanukkah gifts. Done!

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Comments (4)

sheri:

Everything is beautiful, Amy. What talent you have. Wish that I had learned how to knit.

Barb Cabot:

All your things are so lovely. The colors are beautiful. Very very special and if some are gifts the people you give them to will be very lucky.

nancyhol:

Wow! I love all of your knitting projects. Such beautiful colors!

I wish I were talented like that.

Yay! All caught up :)

So are the first two photos (Dan's sweater and the long lacy tunic top) the beginning stages of the same sweater and tunic in your later post! Kind of fun to see these from the start after seeing them almost finished.

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