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WIP Wednesday Pt. 3.

Just a quick update to show you what I'm working on at the moment. I already mentioned that I'm participating in a test knit for a maori inspired cowl, a project I'm really excited about. Here's how far I've gotten with it:


Fair-isle knitting always looks ugly and a bit wonky before blocking but I'm sure it will look much better when it's all smooth and neat and off the needles. I'm really digging the yarn though, it's super soft and not at all itchy like alpaca yarns usually tend to be. 

I'm also still working on the Jackdaw pullover for Magnus. I feel like it's taking forever and I don't see any progress even though I've put hours into it. If it was something for me, I'd put it on hold for a while but since it's a present and already horribly late, I feel like I should be working on it and feel slightly guilty every time I knit something else...


One more thing I've been knitting is a onesie for the baby. There is no pattern for it, I'm kind of just making it up as I go. It's a top down raglan onesie with buttons on the front (I'll add a button band in the end). At the moment I've just separated the sleeves and put them on hold and I'm now working my way down the body. I'm still not sure if I'll add legs or if it'll be one of those romper-style onesies. 


I've knitted my Socktober socks after finishing Magnus's socks last night. I'm blocking them at the moment and I'll show them to you as soon as possible. I'll also show you the heels: I got them to look much better thanks to all your tips and tricks! 

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