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?

FO: Rainbow Askews Me Shawl

I love knitting rainbows. It’s fun to do the color changes and to see how the rainbow will really evolve in the pattern you’ve chosen. They make me smile and I swear I get asked more about what I’m knitting when it’s something super colorful. So after enjoying knitting the last Askews Me Shawl I decided to knit one for myself and with a rainbow yarn.
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I saw this fun Lion Brand Mandala yarn in a great rainbow and picked up two skeins. One skein alone has 590 yards so it’s perfect for this shawl, I used almost the entire skein so I got a full rainbow (and a rainbow on the floor as I was photographing it!). I decided to balance my rainbow with a neutral so I finally frogged my Flax cardigan of it’s Cascade 220 Superwash in Doeskin Heather and I think it’s a perfect balance.
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This is a great fall scarf and travel wrap. It’s big and cuddly and warm and can really be wrapped around you (or you dog). Below is the right side, although with brioche knitting it’s reversible but by definition this is the right side. The light camel color is the main color but the rainbow still really pops out behind it.
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But of  course I love the side where the color is more dominant. I always love the wrong side of brioche. I don’t know why.
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Fall starts this week and I’m ready for chilly mornings so I can wear scarves and hats. I’ve even got a lovely yellow hat I’m excited to pair with this scarf, it’ll be such a happy combination. When everyone is on the train wearing black and grey coats I’m always standing out with bright and happy color.
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And I think Jellybean thinks this is probably the perfect wrap to go with her banana button down shirt. I just won’t tell her it’s for me.