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Here's my weekly update of my knitting progress. I'm loving this accountability thing. It's really keeping me on track. I'm varying the projects I'm working on, but still keeping everything on different burners to encourage progress on all of my knitting. Also I love these other knit-bloggers that I'm meeting. So many great knitters out there. :D

There were two projects that captured my attentions this week: The Dahlia Cardigan and My Christmas Socks.

The Christmas socks are boring. I've just basically knitted the foot and I'm about 5-8 rows until I start the heel. So no photo.

But the Dahlia Cardigan is quite lovely:

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I'm nearly 3/4ths of the way through the back lace chart pattern. I've been delighted with this lace and thrilled that my lace skills have come along to the point where I don't have to rip something out a million gajillion times to get it right. Of course, having it knit in the round with stitch markers has been very good at keeping my head straight on the lace. Don't get me wrong, there's a coupla mistakes in there, but I'm not going to fuss about it. I'm too happy with it as it is. I'm loving the Cascade 220 Sport. I did make a minor error... I made an assumption that 220 Sport would include 220 yards of sport-weight yarn. WRONG. It's only 165 yards. I'm hoping I'll have enough yarn for this thing... if I wasn't short of cash I would order another 5 skeins and hope that the dyelots match.... but I'm broke.  Keep your fingers crossed!!!!!

Speaking of which, I'm still on the hunt for Jo Sharp Aran Tweed in Jewel!!!!

 I will praise you to the high heavens if you're able to find me some stateside!

Here are my projects for the year:

  • Christmas Socks #1 (15% done)
  • Christmas Socks #2
  • Christmas Socks #3
  • Christmas Socks #4
  • Multnomah Shawl (5% done)
  • Older Boy Cardigan
  • Younger Boy Cardigan
  • That Knitted Cuff Thing
  • Pepperberry Knits Hat
  • Mitered Block Blanket (90% done)
  • Shakespeare Cardigan (55% done)
  • Dahlia Cardigan (8% done)

On the homefront, husbeast goes back to work today at a new job! We've had a month of him at home, which was lovely and distracting. On the plus side I got a lot of knitting done. On the not so plus side I didn't get as much writing done as I would have liked. Tomorrow I'm going to be writing my little butt off while the kids are in preschool.

Also, since I'm always writing about knitting it can sometimes feel like a job so in the last year or two I have developed a hobby from my hobbies:

Jam making.

I've delved into Marmalade. Check it out:

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How's your knitting and life going? What are your hobbies from your hobbies? Hope to visit your sites this evening!!!

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