My Next KAL Knit – Nutkin Socks

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I started on my next project Friday, and took it with me to Maine over the weekend. I love the pattern! It’s so easy and quick, and it really looks like a cable. I already have about half a leg done.

The yarn is hand dyed sock yarn form my friend Ali, who gave me a bunch of her hand dyed stash before she moved. I really love the color. It’s like pumpkin, or fire. The photo just barely captures how bright it is!

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While in Portland, we smoked chicken wings and ate homemade bacon. We also checked out the Pirates exhibit at the Portland Science Center – definitely worth the $20 admission to see real pirate treasure! There’s even a part where you can touch some of the pieces of eight they recovered from a wrecked pirate ship.

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We also got oysters from a stand. They were delicious! I don’t really like oysters, so I only had two of the half dozen. They were from 45 minutes away. I love street food, and Portland is getting some really good street vendors!

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Anyway, that’s all the progress I have to report. I knit my arms off this weekend and my hands are a little sore, so will probably not do too much this week.

Almost Finished with My Antler Cardigan!

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I’m not going to say that it’s finished until it’s packed up and mailed to it’s intended owner, but my Antler Cardigan has no more crafting to do! I sewed the buttons on and wove in the ends while watching Orange is the New Black last night.

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This is my submission to Dee’s Fall KAL. You can find the rules here. Make sure to check out the FO’s that are going here, too!

Details:

Pattern: Antler Cardigan by tincan knits
Yarn: Berroco Vintage, 113 g (a little over 1 skein)

 

Fall KAL Start!

Yesterday I cast on for my Fall KAL submission. I wanted to re-do my baby sweater for my cousin’s next child, because I just wasn’t feeling it. The nail in the coffin was the fact that I was knitting it on the plane on Thursday and the woman in the seat next to me asked what I was knitting. Usually, when I reply with “baby sweater” the person gets stars in their eyes and they ooh and ah over my adorable work.

This lady’s reply? “Oh. Really? I don’t see it yet.”

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Fair.

So, I cast on my Antler Cardigan! I’m using the same yarn (Berocco Vintage) and I am loving the little sleeve that I have so far. So is JT the cat.

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My knitting progress has been pretty inhibited by the fact that I have some sort of bug (what else is new?) and have been either vomiting or sleeping for the past 2 days… These whatever they ares have been striking me about once a month since just before the wedding.

But this is a blog about my knitting, not my health symptoms, so I’ll just leave it at that 😛

I hope my entry is fall enough – I chose Antlers because they reminded me of deer, and fall was always the best deer-spotting time for us. They would always wander towards civilization during hunting season! Hopefully that counts. If not, I plan on casting on a Nutkin sock when I’m done with this, as that means double points 🙂 So I will make it up.

Make sure to check out the other Fall KAL participants on Dee’s Blog! If you want to join, the rules are in her sidebar.