Unraveled: Southwell and Brambling

Happy Wednesday friends!

It’s been awhile since I’ve talked about what I’m actually working on, huh?

I’ve divided for arms on my Southwell Cardi — woo hoo!

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My first ball of yarn is almost all knit up.  I’m thinking when I finish it, I might go ahead and work the sleeves to get them out of the way – we’ll see!

And I’ve been enjoying knitting along on my Brambling Shawl, this month’s project for A Year of Techniques:

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This month’s technique is intarsia, and I’ve been pleasantly surprised to find that it’s gone swimmingly.  The pattern does require a certain degree of attention — that combined with the multiple colors involved has meant that I can only work on this when I have enough time to sit down and spread out.  I probably won’t finish this by the end of April, but no matter … I’m excited to wear this airy shawl (knit out of Quince and Co Piper) whenever it gets finished.

With not much knitting going on around here, you know I haven’t managed to read much either … I’m still chipping away at (and really enjoying) The Underground Railroad – maybe I’ll have it finished by next week!  Linking up with As Kat Knits Unraveled this week!

What are you working on?

Weekend in Memphis

Weekend in Memphis

Hi friends!!

First of all, thanks for all your responses and encouragement on that pile of unfinished sweaters! Pulling those all out had me feeling a little discouraged, but chatting about it with you all got me excited to re-tackle some of those lovelies … but that’s going to have to wait just a bit as I’m in the middle of a few weeks of lots of travel!

This weekend, Mr. N and I met up in Memphis to attend the wedding of some dear friends.  It was an exciting weekend for lots of reasons: our friends were getting married (of course!), neither of us have ever been to Memphis, it was the first time we’d seen each other in over a month, AND it marked the end of our last extended period of separation — woo hoo!

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Spring Cleaning, Part II: (Some of) the Unfinished Objects

Spring Cleaning, Part II: (Some of) the Unfinished Objects

Over the weekend, one of the #yarnlovechallengeapril prompts was hibernating.  For it, I took a deep breath and pulled out (most of) my hibernating sweaters.  Nine in total.  There are other unfinished objects lurking in my stash … even a few more sweaters … but these are the biggies.  And since I’d already been planning a UFO installment in my spring cleaning posts, now seemed a good time to get on with it!

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