Monday, October 23, 2006

Progress!

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It feels so good to finally be knitting on this cardigan. Look at the progress! In about the same amount of time it took to knit these little booties, I've worked through one of skein of yarn and have completed the yoke. The yarn I'm using is Berroco Ultra Alpaca (50% Alpaca, 50% Wool). Very soft and nice to work with.

As promised, here's what I bought at The Yarn Garden Knit Shop in Lawrenceville, Georgia:


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Two hanks of 2nd Time Cotton, a recycled fiber that is 75% cotton, 25% acrylic. The best part was that it was on sale for 60% off. Great deal!


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I couldn't resist this lovely blue color (#77) of Trekking XXL. One of the ladies in the shop is using it for a pair of socks and she said it knits into a very subtle striping pattern


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This is my favorite purchase. A hand turned nostepinde made by Thomas Smith of Milledgeville, Georgia. I now own three hand crafted nostepindes. A collection is born.

12 comments:

  1. I love the denim...very eco-friendly. Once I clear my slate of current projects, I'm thinking about trying a pair of socks. Do you have any sock yarn suggestions?

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  2. Wow you can knit fast when John is not there to interupt you! I think he fishes just give you some peacefull time to knit.
    Keep up the good work!

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  3. The cardigan is looking great! And the nostepinne is beautiful, what a great thing to collect.

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  4. Your cardigan is really moving along! Catching up with you and see that you have done some really nice traveling lately!!

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  5. I wish I were brave enough to knit a sweater for me! Your's looks lovely. ryc: Yes!

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  6. Love the sweater, and the yarn, and the nostepinne. (I love handcrafted anything.) Everything you need to stay warm and busy this winter!

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  7. wowsa, your sweater is moving along! Love the nosepinde.

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  8. The cardi is looking great! Nosepinde's are so nice to have around. A collection is a good idea!

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  9. Looks like the cardi is coming along nicely! Lovely yarn:D

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  10. Ahhh Wow Tracy! What a wonderful way to spend some time - browsing through your travel journals. I sigh over every photo. I marvel at how you are whizzing about from coast to coast - you're traveling more than you're home lately! Beautiful beautiful photos. All such beautiful yarn. The trekking - that pink/brown stripey sock yarn - what brand was that one? All yummy and cozy and pleasant. Thanks for always having such beautiful photos to sigh over. :)

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  11. I left a comment the other day and don't see it so I will try again. I love the sweater. I know it will be wonderful when you are done. I wanted to ask what a nostepinde is. I have never seen these before or heard anyone else talk about them.

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  12. The sweater is lovely!

    I thought knitting a sweater for my granddaughter would fill the need for making something larger, but I'm still wanting to make a full size sweater.

    Sometimes those little things have as many stitches in them as full sized items.

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~Tracy