Daily Archives: December 30, 2010

Closing out the knits

As 2010 winds down I’m happy to be finishing up a couple (if not all) of the projects currently on the needles. I got my Elizabeth Zimmerman fair isle yoke sweater finished a few days ago (will happily do a finished object post about that next time), and now that my bit of gift knitting is done I’m also finishing up the last of the 3 patterns for a collection of mittens and gloves I’ve been working on with Indigodragonfly yarns.

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It’s been a consistent project the last couple of months and is just about ready for unveiling – Kim is even taking pre-orders for a full set of yarn and patterns, which is a new thing for me and pretty darned cool. I have got to say, Kim’s yarn is very easy to work with. I chose to do a set of 3 patterns as single skein projects with each of her 3 weights of Merino/cashmere/nylon blend, in worsted, DK, and sock. It’s delicious stuff. (FYI: the full set of patterns will be available soon, individually and as a collection, and you’ll be the first to know.)

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Because these are inspired as a generally gothic collection taking after characters from the Buffy the Vampire series, Kim has been delighting in naming a series of colourways according to characters and quotations. This one is for Willow, and is so named ‘My world is askew,’ but she’s got others in the mix for several characters.

I’m hanging at her place for the rest of 2010 and it’s a relaxing time so far, featuring knitting, sitting, and co-hosting by Otis the dog. He is terribly stressed out, as you can see.

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I hope your last knits for 2010 are enjoyable ones! I am looking forward to exciting new knits in 2011.

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