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Hi. So here’s what I’ve been up to (instead of blogging…) First of all, my yellow November synesthesia socks are DONE! Hooray!

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Pattern: Penuche Twist Socks by Cynthia Levy (my project name is Bachateo Twist)
Yarn: Cherry Tree Hill Supersock Select Semi Solids in the colorway wheat
Needles: US 1½ – 2.5 mm
Notes: These turned out quite nicely. I love the golden yellow color, it’s so cheerful and reminds me of the characteristic guitar sound in bachateo music. Not to mention that it is the exact shade of yellow as November. The pattern was well written/charted and I only made a few modifications. The first was to replace the heel flap listed in the pattern with an eye of the partridge stitch. I also made the heel flap longer than I normally would (by accident) and ended up with a large gusset. That worked out just fine, actually, and and they fit well.

The second item recently off the needles is a shawl that I am giving as a gift. It turned out gorgeous!

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Pattern: Dover Castle Shawl by Judy Marples
Yarn: The Sanguine Gryphon Bugga! in the colorway robberfly
Needles: US 6 – 4.0 mm
Notes: I loved knitting this shawl and I will definitely make another, perhaps in the same yarn and colorway. This stitch pattern is fun and easy to knit, and the lace has such a lovely textural quality. I used just shy of 1 skein of Bugga! I did 11 reps of the chart and it measures about 51″ wide.

I have more photos of these projects in my Ravelry notebook. Next up, December socks- the 12th pair this year. Where did the year go?

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The Síguelo socks are slowly coming along… though I fully admit that I’m not besotted with them. I’m now at the heel on both socks but I just can’t decide what type of heel to do. I did start a regular old heel flap on sock #1 which looks, meh, just so-so. I may try a short row heel on sock #2 to see which I like better. Any suggestions?

During my weekend away at Autumn House Farm I cast on for the Shawl Cardigan by Simona Merchant-Dest. I’m using the Bugga! yarn I got for Xmas. I was knitting very tightly to achieve gauge and consequently ended up with a fabric that could stand up on its own (not to mention sore hands from the death grip I had on my needles). Fortunately I had knit only 5″ so it wasn’t overly traumatic to rip back to the ribbing and start over. I’m pleased with the drape of the fabric now.

Yesterday I received a package. It contained some lovely Foot Notes yarn in the colorway Meadow by Fiber Optic. I really love this yarn. It’s super soft and knits up like a dream. I think this yarn will make some sweet April socks.

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