I must be taking this loose ends thing seriously. Last week I finished up the mitered cross blanket and mentioned something about picking up the Dahlia cardigan again and what do you know I actually get some knitting done on it.


I trashed the upper right back park that I had knitted incorrectly and started that piece all over again. Then I knit the lower back piece and joined them up with the lace panel to begin the right front and arm. I still have to read the pattern closely a few times to avoid making more mistakes. Sometimes I think these patterns could be written more clearly, but I'm sure my version of clarity would probably confuse someone else. You can see the progress in the picture below, but the color in the above photo is much more accurate.


This clearing out of old knitting projects (and ignoring that textured shawl) must be working because it looks like we might be nearing the end of our unemployment nightmare. Keep your fingers crossed for us. We're hoping for some good news this week. We even went out this weekend after weeks of staying close to home hesitant to spend money. We hung out with friends and took the boys out to a museum. It feels like we're getting back on the road.

I really want to start knitting the Hampstead Wreath in time for the holidays, but if I pick up another project it's going to start feeling a lot like startitis around here and I'm going to feel silly knitting something for Christmas if it doesn't get finished in time to use it.

As for blogging if you haven't seen I've written a new interchangeable knitting needle review for the Knitters Pride Karbonz needles and it's worth checking out if you're looking for a set of interchangeable knitting needles this holiday season. I'll be writing about the new Knitters Pride Bamboo needles this week so stay tuned for that.

So here's my progress for the year!

  • Textured Shawl (5% done)
  • Poang chair cover (5% done)
  • Christmas Socks #3 (3% done)
  • Older Boy Cardigan
  • Younger Boy Cardigan
  • That Knitted Cuff Thing
  • Dahlia Cardigan (13% done)


Mitered Block Blanket (100% done.)

Hannah Hat #2 100% done

Christmas Socks #2 (95% done)

Shakespeare Cardigan (100% done)

Multnomah Shawl (100% done)

Pepperberry Knits Hat (100% done)

Holden Shawlette (100% done)

Christmas Socks #1 (99% done)

What's new with your knitting?



0 #1 RE: WorkingRenee Anne 2013-11-18 20:12
I'm missing your face. I'm also thinking it's time to start a sweater or cardigan or something...I might even have one or two picked out! And using yarn from my stash.

I think 2014 is going to be "Year of the Stash" for my Year of Projects
0 #2 RE: WorkingSandra Licher 2013-11-18 20:38
Good going on the FO's and I like your list with the percentages.... that appeals to me. I may have to use that for mine...I'm a math person. I love your colors either way and so glad things are looking up for you and your family.
0 #3 RE: WorkingRuth 2013-11-19 07:06
Great work on the sweater and that wreath is just gorgeous looking. I'm planning one or at least I was until the fair dropped in and now I'm really hoping I get time to get it done for the house. Go for it your making such great progress. Fingers and toes crossed for you that you get good news. :)
0 #4 RE: WorkingLily 2013-11-20 12:17
I love the pictures, your work is wonderful! Keeping fingers crossed for the good news!!
0 #5 RE: WorkingKepanie 2013-11-22 19:11
That purple has such a nice heather. Your reverse stockinette is so nice and tight. The lace panel is really lovely. It's a pretty piece. Thanks for mentioning that wreath! That looks cool. Gonna check that out as we need one for our front door.
0 #6 RE: WorkingLucy Bowen 2013-11-23 22:52
Since I am writing this so late,I hope you have had good news. I have added the wreath to my library, but, in reality, I will probably aim to do it for next year :-)

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