I had one of those rare weekends. You know, one of those weekends without kids. My parents were kind enough to look after them so my husband and I could have a quiet weekend to spend with friends up in the mountains. I love the mountains. It's quiet, lots of trees and you're surrounded by the sounds of nature. I can truly relax up there even more so when I can have some dedicated time to knit. Kind of.

I started knitting a pair of socks and even knitted an entire toe only to have two bamboo size 2's break on me when trying to pick out the crocheted provisional cast on. TWO! This of course meant that I was without enough knitting needles to continue knitting the socks. The thought did occur to me to drive the thirty miles away to the nearest Joann's to purchase another set of dpns, but managed to restrain myself so that I could work on the other two projects I brought with me: the Dahlia Cardigan and the Multnomah Shawl. I figured this was the universe's way of telling me to pay a little more attention to these neglected projects.

Stupid Broken Needles:

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I finally got to the feather and fan part of the Multnomah Shawl. Much easier than I thought it would be, but that is partially because I ended up with the right number of stitches. Funny how that works.

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I would have liked to have a lot more of these socks finished. Stupid broken needles. However that said, this is my first pair of Lorna's Laces socks and I'm very happy with the yarn. I can't believe it's taken me this long to knit with this yarn. I've only been knitting socks since 2005. Kinda sad that these won't end up on my feet, but there it is. I'll just put on the Lorna's socks in Vera that my mom knit for me a few years ago.

Here are my projects for the year (look at all the updates):

  • Christmas Socks #1 (99% done)
  • Christmas Socks #2 (5% done)
  • Christmas Socks #3
  • Christmas Socks #4
  • Multnomah Shawl (15% done)
  • Older Boy Cardigan
  • Younger Boy Cardigan
  • That Knitted Cuff Thing
  • Pepperberry Knits Hat
  • Mitered Block Blanket (95% done)
  • Shakespeare Cardigan (100% done)
  • Dahlia Cardigan (8% done)

You'll notice that there hasn't been any progress on the Dahlia cardigan despite the fact that I spent most of my knitting time on it. I'll write about it later as I'm not quite ready to talk about it. Harumph.

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