Juggling Projects

On Friday I agreed to another test knit. That now makes 6 projects I have on my needles (if you’re keeping count that’s Guthrie, Blocks Blanket, Rainbow Tecumseh, Tiny Tecumseh and a gift for my Mom). Am I crazy? Perhaps. Am I happy? Helllllll yeah!
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This is one of the yarns I’ll be using in my brioche test knit I’ll share next month, it’s a good one. And I’m down to the last color of my rainbow for the body of my rainbow Tecumseh! Although I’m considering making it longer and adding two more colors but I need to finish my sleeves to see how much yarn I’ve got left and if that’s possible. And since I’ve got people starting the Tecumseh knitalong even now I’m happy to slowly work through it.
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And did I mention that my mother gave me enough of a hint to know that she wants me to knit her something for her birthday? LOL Yeah, she isn’t subtle and her birthday is in early October. I’ve cast on something I think she will absolutely love AND it doubles as a great commuting project. I don’t have anything intricate to memorize and can just blindly knit for 30 minutes.
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But I’ve got lots of time on my hands, a traveling husband and two dogs that are more than willing to snuggle me while I knit.
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I think I’m going to be able to knock out some really fun projects in the next few weeks! What about you? What are you working on?

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Stitching Status: Tiny Tecumseh

I decided in the middle of knitting my rainbow Tecumseh sweater that the dogs need to have coordinating ones too. Why not?
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I started on this late Monday night and I could’ve finished it last night but decided to work on a few other things instead. This was her second fitting. She was not pleased when I woke her up late to try it on the first time.
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Look at that disgust in her eyes. LOL I make these tiny dog sweaters because they make me so happy. I decided since my sweater will be navy that the girls would have lighter contrasting sweaters but still with multiple colored stripes. Jellybean’s main color is lavender and I think Cher’s will be a pale blue and I’ll start with the lower colors of the rainbow on hers.
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Now I can’t wait to finish all three so we can take a picture together. It might get framed if it turns out really well because how could hand knits, rainbows and my dogs not make me smile?

NY Times & Knitting

I realized I had this post saved as a draft since July and never shared it! Oops. I thought this was a pretty cool article in the NY Times this summer, How to Start Knitting and Learn to Love it, and thought I should pass it along. I also want to pass along these two images.
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Jellybean in a banana shirt, you’re welcome. This dog loves bananas so much and as quietly as my husband tries to peel them she always hears him and comes running to get a piece. She also managed to get a banana out of his lunchbox one evening, wiggle it out of the bag, take it out of the skin an eat the ENTIRE BANANA. This one is my sneaky little eater.
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And Cher. My sweet senior has taken over a blanket that was a gift for me. Clearly it has my name on it but whenever I turn around she’s wrapped herself up in a sea of blue softness. This weekend we’ve got more light rain coming our way in Maryland (we aren’t in the path of the hurricane but it’s been grey here all week) and I’m hoping to work on my Rainbow Tecumseh. And yesterday I finished off my Rainbow Askews Me Shawl! It’s blocking and hopefully I can get some pics and share it next week. Have a great weekend!