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Casting On...

My mind wanders and my hands are restless. I can't seem to concentrate on anything at the moment and I'm constantly casting on for new stuff only to get bored after a few rows. The fact that my favourite LYS has been summer holidaying this past week hasn't helped me to finish what's on my needles as I'm out of yarn for few of my projects... 

For example I'm out of the green alpaca yarn I've been using for a "sleeping bag" I'm knitting for the baby. This thing has been in the making for a while now - even though I love the design I found the long hem with St st in the round to be a bit of a bore to knit so I only did a few rows at a time and the changed to another projects... Now I only have the sleeves left, but they have to wait until I get one more skein!

I have shown you this blanket earlier on this blog. I'm somewhere about half way done with it, but as with the Sleeping Cedars onesie, I'm out of yarn and have to wait until next week to get some more. 

Other stuff I'm working on is the Over-the-top Top (a free pattern from Purl Bee website) and Slope - a sleeveless top with a sloping high-low hem (from Shibui knits). The Over-the-top Top has faced the same fate as the two wips above - I'm waiting to get my hands on more yarn. So I'm trying to concentrate on the Slope instead for the time being...

Over-the-top Top 

Slope Top

Lastly I have a striped scarf that I'm actually trying not to knit at the moment (even though it right now feels like the most tempting option). I'm trying to save it for my hospital bag as it's something that I can work on without looking at the pattern notes all the time and it does not require a whole lot of counting stitches. I read somewhere that knitting (as well as crocheting and embroidery) reduces stress and can be a good distraction when you are preparing to give labor. I'm not sure I will get anything knitted then but it's good to have something ready if I feel like it when the time comes.

My striped scarf


  1. I love all these projects, especially your color choice!

  2. your WIPs are looking awesome, you have such a great eye for colour combos!


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