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Now On Needles - August.


I have once again started too many projects. It's like my brain started to go on overdrive after I went through my stash and planned a project for most of the yarns. I just can't concentrate on any one thing and would like to knit everything at the same time. I can't seem to decide what I want to knit first and what I will leave for later. 

At the moment I have one pair of mittens, a scarf and a sweater in progress. I'm also knitting a baby cardigan for our friends' little daughter Amanda, and am still working on my two blanket projects, of which one is the "square of the month" blanket and another one the chevron blanket (which has not progressed even one row after I last time showed it to you, it's way too hot to knit blankets at the moment).


I have one mitten ready, and just started with the second one. They seem to take a long time, because I'm designing them myself and have done a lot of unraveling and re-knitting to make them work and look the way I want. Also I'm making a lining for them so that almost doubles the amount of knitting per mitten. 


Another project on my needles is the Pippi scarf by Kirsten Kapur I have already mentioned a couple of times on this blog. It's almost ready, not many more rows to knit.  For some reason I have a feeling I'm never going to get to use this scarf: there's someone else who loves it too much already. (Check HERE if you don't know what happened last time I left the scarf unwatched for a couple of minutes.)




And the third project is the Wanderling sweater by Isabell Kraemer. I'm somewhere along the yoke. After a slow start, it has become more intuitive and seems to be progressing quite nicely.


The baby cardigan is finished except for the buttons. The ones I had reserved for it didn't fit the button holes, they were too tight for the buttons to go through. I need to go and buy new ones tomorrow. It's already too late and dark to take photos of the cardigan so I'll show it to you tomorrow when it's all finished.

Next things I'm planning to knit are the Dune cowl with one of the yarns I dyed myself, the Lady Stardust shawl and another pair of my Marrakech mittens. If I haven't changed my mind again by then.

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