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Since the Venezia is finished, I’ve been relaxing with simple things. Of course, now I’m getting bored.

DSCN1070 The Lightweight Mountain Peaks shawl currently occupies the Black Hole of Knitting. It swallows up yarn, and hours, and stitches, and more stitches, and even more stitches… thousands of stitches at a time. Yet, it never seems to get anywhere. I’ve been stuck on the same page of the chart for what feels like forever. The chart is quite repetitive, as well – just 4 distinct pattern rows, over and over and over again. I want to bundle up this shawl, lock it in a drawer and never look at it again, while I go on to more entertaining things. However, if I do that, the unfinished shawl will haunt me and I will feel guilty until I actually finish it. Therefore, I continue to plug away at it.

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By way of contrast, the Coriolis socks I started a few days ago are progressing at warp speed. No, I am not avoiding the shawl and working on the socks instead. It’s just that the gauge on these socks is a bit larger than my usual sock-knitting gauge, and 99% of the sock is stockinette in the round, so the inches go by quickly. I got a lot of work done on the second sock while standing in the caucus line last night for an hour and a half. I’m waiting to finish up the second sock before doing the cuff for the first sock, because I’m going to be cutting it close on the yarn, and I want the two socks to be the same length – I don’t want to make the first sock too long, and then find out that I don’t have enough yarn left to make the second sock just as long.

Lastly, I have a fun photo of a project I made last summer, the Peapod Baby Set. I made it using Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino and some darling buttons I found up at Bluebonnet Yarn Shoppe.

babyteresaShe’s the daughter of some good friends. What a smile!

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