Saturday, 24 March 2018

Greetings From The Rabbit Hole

Hey! How are you? I realize that I haven't blogged in an absolute age. I guess I've been hanging around Instagram quite a bit, and that's become my social media.

I have been trying to keep up-to-date with my friends in Blogland. This past winter was cold, and I seem to have made it through all my yearly medical appointments, including the dental visit from hell. But we're here for the knitting, aren't we?

I have been concentrating on finishing up a few projects from 2017. Mentally, I find it hard to move on when there is unfinished business...so....
I finally finished my Halyard cardigan. I ordered special buttons from Etsy.
This will be my new go-to sweater, it's soft and flattering and I absolutely love it. It took a while to finish, as I prefer knitting something a little more complicated, but those are not the things I actually wear, so there is something Freudian about that, I think.

I also finished the edging on this Boundary Waters shawl. This is from an almost vintage pattern by Two Old Bags, but their charting and patterns are superb. I used BMFA Laci in the colour "In The Navy" which I felt was appropriate. Finally blocked and done. Tino is decidedly unimpressed.
I have moved onto socks and will be joining this KAL from Lori at Oceanwind Knits called "Jangles"- the heel looks interesting and the KAL begins tomorrow.

I'll be using my Bunny bag, because it's seasonally appropriate, and I love rabbits anyway.
And finally, this has been years in the making, but The Vintage Shetland Project has landed, and I want to carve out some time to read this. I have been so looking forward to it, and the authors health challenges seem to make all the more special, as she went through so much and she came out the other side. I crowdfunded and got a pin, notecards and a tote bag too.
Really happy about this.

So nice to spend time with you and hope everyone is well. I'll be fleecin' out until next time.



3 comments:

  1. Ooohhh. So nice to see you Lorraine. Love the sweater and shawl. Hope everyone is well.

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  2. Hi!! I'm on Insta, but just for art journaling stuff. My name there is probably what you would expect (blog title as a single word).

    Your Halyard looks SO cozy! And what a great blue that shawl is. :)

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  3. Sounds like a lot of knitting has been happening! I'm impressed with your projects: that shawl looks amazing (cat attitude notwithstanding) and the sweater looks so cozy.

    I'm techncially on Insta, but I haven't visited in ages.

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