Works in Progress!

As I mentioned in my last post, here is a picture of my finished Nyanen tee.  I absolutely love the colour and the yarn was nice to work with as well.  I thought I wouldn’t have enough yarn to complete the project but it turned out I had just over one skein left over.  So I can add that back to my sub-stash, the extra-skeins-and-what-to-do-with-it stash.  I can’t wait to wear this in Hong Kong.  I think this pattern will be one that I’ll knit again, but probably in a solid colour next time.

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In 14 hours I’ll be on a plane headed of to Hong Kong.  I’m so excited.  It’ll be a short trip, which I may or may not regret when I’m trying to recover from jet lag.  But it’ll be a live-and-learn experience.  While I’m there I’ll have plenty to do, when I get tired of shopping and walking around.

As I mentioned before, I have started work on another sweater, the Castle pullover.  I am almost finished the yoke of the sweater and anticipate starting on the lace pattern when I arrive in HK tomorrow night.  This time around, I’m knitting in a solid colour.  A nice emerald green colour.  It’s a really nice wool/alpaca mix.  It is so soft and warm and I learned something new, the “spit-splicing method” to join a new ball of yarn to the old ball.  And really, you use spit, which is kind of gross.  But it really worked nicely.

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I may or may not be able to get in a post while I’m there but I’m sure there will be postings after I return.  And I’ll also have another project to return to as well.

The Feather and Fan Short scarf.

It’s turning out really nicely.  I think the yarn I’m using is a synthetic.  Probably acrylic, but it’s still nice and the colour is pretty too.  It’ll look really nice when it’s blocked.  The lace detail will stand out all the more.

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Oh so much to do and I’m on vacation!  Thank goodness I’m already packed and ready to go.

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