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Seedlings, rain and a wrap...

Took a break from knitting to plant some potatoes in a bag and re-pot some seedlings. The wrap can wait, but not too long, because I have summer sweaters to knit.




A gift for a friend

This was a quick and delightful knit in two colours of mohair yarn, one with a sparkly accent. It's squooshy and warm, and to knit it up quickly, I used an old shale lace pattern only at the ends (about 10 repeats on each end) and stuck to garter stitch in the midsection. 




Finished sweaters!

Okay, I finished these a while ago, but I've been neglectful of posting. Here are three sweaters using the same raglan pattern I usually knit. All have slightly nipped-in waistlines, reducing the stitches just a bit. The stripey one and the black one have 3/4 length sleeves, which I prefer because I keep pushing them up anyway.

The brown one is super warm, 100 percent wool.



The stripey is a wool/acrylic blend (Caron Cakes, jellyroll colourway) from this sweater process post. 



The black (Fluffygothy sweater from this post) is just some cheap acrylic leftover yarn with the addition of fun eyelash yarns. It's hard to photograph, but looks really cute on.


Sweater process

Last colours of summer

A friend and I went to the local annual fibre festival this morning, and I came home with this beauty of a locally dyed yarn.


Summer knitting in the garden

It's been a lovely week, and there's absolutely no excuse to stay out of the garden. Here's the newest addition to our deck space.


And here's what else I got up to: