Never ending knitting

I picked up some yarn at my lys and couple weeks back and got to work on my Jarvis sweater. It took 10 days from start to finish, and has been one of the quickest, easiest, fun knits I’ve done so far. The yarn I used was Cestari, which was a blend of cotton/silk/wool. It had a bit of vm in it that I picked out as I knit. It’s a very well made wool, enough so that I went back to my lys and picked up another sweaters worth of yarn.

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The process was exciting, as it is my first official finished sweater for me. Now that I’m finished, I have a promised sweater for my daughter to get to work on, but not before my son’s last minute birthday request for a sweater is completed. (Birthday 7/2, same as mine and one heck of a time constraint)
I’m pretty sure I have plenty of knitting, including a couple of shawls that have been on the back burner, to last until school starts again.

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A short blurb

The kids have been out of school for a couple of weeks. Keeping them busy and out of trouble has been the bigger focus lately. They play nicely for a while and then the claws come out of nowhere and everything comes to a halt. We’ve played lots of board games and hid in the air conditioning because of our 90°+ weather. We’ve even had a couple of water gun fights. Slowly but surely things are coming together for next weekends yard sale.

I’ve started a new project.(mainly in avoidance of others) It’s my first personal sweater, using the pattern Jarvis. I found a gorgeous blend of cotton/wool/silk for it at my lys and have had the damnedest time trying to photograph it.

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The color is a grayish blue with a hint of green.

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I was hoping to make some progress on it today, but my hvac decided to crap out and it’s been too hot to even think of picking up my knitting. The hvac is fixed now but we are still waiting for the house to cool down, as the average temperature inside is around 80° at the moment. I can’t wait for things to readjust and get back to knitting.

A finished object and relaxation

It’s been a while for me since I’ve posted, at least that’s my inner guilted monologue speaking. It’s been a bit of chaos here between hurrying through a project, cleaning and prepping for a holiday weekend with my in-laws just to end up sick.

Thursday I bound off the Aisling shawl I made for my mother in law. I ended up having to buy another skein of yarn as I ran out the last 12-18 inches from the end of the cabled border. Which probably ended up eating another 35 yards or so of the second skein. I stayed up late finishing and blocking the shawl as my in-laws were due the following evening. My blocking wires came in the day before and saved my night. Instead of spending an hour pinning, it was only about 15 minutes and I ran out of foam blocks to attatch them to, so my creativity was pushed a bit for nearly midnight.

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The results looked better than the heinous blocking job.

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I’m seriously contemplating another, if only for myself. It’s over 6 feet wide and just the right amount of light weight and breathable for being in the summer air conditioning. If only it didn’t feel like an eternity finishing it.

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Last night I cast on Daydreamer, which is the first shawl in the Wanderlust Knits 2016 Collection. I’ve been eyeballing the vivid summer colors everywhere, and the strawberry-kiwi combination was something that I have been thinking of for a shawl for a bit. I found two brilliant shades of Malabrigo Sock that go together incredibly well, that I couldn’t resist making this shawl with them. I may have to wait on making progress on this for a bit because I still have to finish my Danse Macabre, as it’s been on the back burner so I could finish the Aisling.

I’m Jamie, and I’m a knitaholic, my favorite hobbies are buying yarn and falling into the glorious black hole that is Ravelry and loading myself up on more projects than I’ll ever finish.