Stitching Status: Riding the Wave

This has been such an off week but I’m plugging along and can’t believe it’s only Wednesday.
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I am on the last 14 rows of my the Rain Outside shawl before I can do the fancy bind-off. This will be the first time I do a knitted cast-on as part of the decorative bind-off. I’ve done a few new things for this project and I really like it a lot. I’m already plotting what my next one will look like because I’m going to make it for myself. Hint…it will be green!
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And can we talk about how much yarn choices influence my manicures? I don’t think about it when I go to the nail salon but when I get home and pick my projects back up all I can think is ‘well damn that’s pretty spot on.’ I made the mistake of doing some of the lace short rows in the car last night while chatting with my husband…I ended up frogging back about 4 long rows to start over because I’m so close to finishing and I don’t want to mess up in the last lace panel. This has been such an enjoyable knit.
You know it's going to be a good day when  your boss surprises you with a copy of @claraparkes #Knitlandia just because 😀 #nevernotknitting #fringefieldbag
I did have a lovely surprise when I got to work yesterday, my boss gave me a copy of Knitlandia! I actually stumbled upon this book over the weekend, never mentioned it to her but she saw it and bought it for me. It was a great way to start off my day and a reminder that I’ve been pretty fortunate to have some awesome supervisors in my life (all of whom are pretty awesome women that I’ve learned a lot from). I’m hoping that by Thursday evening I’m blocking this shawl and photographing it over the weekend. I think my next project will be either a stuffed animal (I’m dying to knit this chihuahua) or the socks for my godson’s birthday because it’s only 2 weeks away! What’s on your needles right now?

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3 thoughts on “Stitching Status: Riding the Wave

  1. Looks like it’s going to be a beautiful shaw, and I LOVE your nail polish. 🙂 Also noticed you have a Fringe Supply Co bag. I just got one last week. Can’t wait to start using it!

    • Yeah I picked one up a while ago from my LYS before she introduced colors. I like it for the most part except for when I’m working on sweaters. I typically carry those around in a Baggu bag since they’re a bit bigger.

  2. Oh wow! I have been stalking this new designer for a while now. I would knit this in a heartbeat, but I have a list of techniques I want to get thru this year, so… Looking forward to seeing your FO, and hearing how you liked her patternwriting. She’s definitely on my list of designers to watch.

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