FO’s and Just-Started’s

This week I was on a mission.  For some reason, I was focused on getting two particular projects done.  I started them in the beginning of August when we went to Ohio.  Maybe it’s the idea that summer is ending and the cold weather is in sight, so I want to use them.  Or that I just want to start knitting all-the-things, which I apparently seem to think I will need immediately, despite the fact that the cold weather won’t be upon us immediately.  [Never mind the fact that I have my knitting Olympics project from February to finish, which would be great to have since it is a nice, cozy, hooded cardigan.  But let’s not talk about that right now.]

So, I have two FO’s to show you!  [For the non-knitter’s out there, “FO’s” are “Finished Objects”]

First is my Wheaten wrap:

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It ended up being 72″ long and 22″ wide.  I. LOVE. IT.  It is so cozy and I just love the look of the lace/cable pattern.  AND I love the Kent DK yarn.  Now, I’m dying to make the Wheaten Cap and Mitts.  But other things await…you will see later in this post.

I also finished my Shattered Sun Shawl:

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I made this with the Kiwi yarn which has possum in it! The possum is from New Zealand and they do not look like possums here.

Ok, so those were done.  Off the needles.  Off my radar (except for the Wheaten cap and mitts).  I could focus on starting new things!

I’m now on to making the Black Cherry Lambic scarf for a class this winter:


A fun and interesting cables and lace pattern.  Cables and lace?  Hmmm.  Seems familiar… *cough* Wheaten*cough*

And I’m also about to start the Kaweah Hat with new yarn that The Spinning Room just got called Kenzie:


Cute hat, right?

And pretty soon, I’ll start the Terra shawl and/or the Peach Basket Slippers.

It always feels so good to start new projects.  New possibilities.  New challenges.  New YARN!

Oh!  And I must tell you about this great book my cousin told me about….. Extra Yarn  by Mac Barnett


I bought it and the doodlebugs wanted me to read it no less than FIVE times in a row.  A great story about a girl who finds a magic box of yarn, knits sweaters for everyone and everything, but still has extra yarn. Who wouldn’t love that?  If you have a doodlebug, they might love it too!

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