A Little Harry Potter

My sister, who actually knows how to knit, made me a Ravenclaw scarf and beret.

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Patterns from Charmed Knits: Projects for Fans of Harry Potter.

 

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Aegean Superwash Scarf

So, I finally plied and washed one 4-oz. bobbin of the Aegean Superwash wool. I plied the single with purple thread. It’s squishy. And uneven, of course, but not super-thick and not as uneven as most of what has come before.

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I decided to use the 25mm knitting needles to get that loosey goosey gauge that works so well here where it hardly ever gets cold. So I can, you know, actually wear it.

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The knitting went quickly with the giant needles. I started and finished it between assignments, which is pretty amazing considering how busy I’ve been with work.

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Handspun Boomerang Shawl

Late last night (technically, early this morning), I finished the handspun boomerang shawl. (I feel like I need a better picture, but surely taking random pictures for the internet is not reason enough for a sane person to buy a dress form.)

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I have to say that, as a beginner, I’m very fond of bulky yarn and big needles. The shawl I’m making in fingering weight yarn is not even a foot long on its longest side, and I started the two at nearly the same time. Apparently, beginning spinner’s yarn is not all a bad thing. I used my first finished yarn from both spindle and wheel, a Blackface and Corriedale blend plied with gold thread. I may still dye it; I haven’t decided yet.

Wednesday Workday

Today was a fairly full workday, so I didn’t get much else done besides a nap and a little knitting.

Shawl in Progress

Shawl in Progress

I’m still waiting on a regular size niddy noddy to finish my wheel-spun yarn. I’m really not sure why it’s taking over four days for it to get here from Ohio. I also have some fiber that’s all but lost in the mail, considering its last location was Los Angeles (coming from Quebec) and it’s been in the mail since the 17th.

Oh, I also picked a book up at the library.

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