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black friday yarn

Some yarn buying happened yesterday, but not in a store. In fact, I don’t think there is a LYS at all in my city. KnitPicks, however, was having a sale (and still is), and it was impossible to resist.

I decided to try a new yarn, hoping for some motivation and inspiration, and the Hawthorne line caught my eye. The Hawthorne yarn is a fingering/sock weight yarn and is composed of 80% superwash fine highland wool and 20% nylon, and every colorway is gorgeous! I hope it’s soft, too, because I got 6 skeins.

Here are pictures of the colorways I purchased:

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Aren’t they lovely? I can’t wait to receive them and get to work on some projects!

Have you ever tried this line of KnitPicks yarn? If so, what did you think?

That’s all for today, I think. Thank you for stopping by!

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gonna be toasty

I finished the cardigan!  I think it turned out pretty well.  Ready for pictures?  I must warn you, nobody was home with me so I had to take them in the bathroom using the mirror.  Sorry about that.

It fits pretty well.  I just need a big button to hold it together in the front and I’ll be ready for the cold English weather!  Or more ready than I was, at least.

I’ve also been working on my first knitted sock, and after much frogging and re-doing, I finished the provisional cast on toe:

I must say I’m pretty proud of this, considering it took me hours and hours of video watching and frustration.  Hopefully it will go smoothly from here on out, although I have some nervousness about the heel.  And as slowly as this is going, I’m not really sure if these socks will be keeping me warm this Christmas or not…

Well that’s all for today!  Thanks for stopping by!

my first sock!

I finished my very first sock!  I used the first pattern in this book, and Opal brand yarn (Masken Ball — the label is in German so I’m not sure what the actual color is called… I just got this yarn in England because it was gorgeous).  It fits and everything!  I left the white and dark green yarns woven in the stitches because those are my stitch markers, and I’m going to use them as guides when making the second, matching sock.  Hopefully they’ll be exactly the same!  I was just so excited about this that I couldn’t wait until both were finished to post it — I’ve been dying to finish a sock for ages!  Turns out this one only took about 3 evenings of work — I’ve been crocheting while my boyfriend and I watch the TV series “Highlander.”  It’s very good.