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Sidekick for the Trip

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The Sunny Sidekick is out of production!  In the re-do, I livened up the handle.  The instructions are to knit plain with increases & decreases in the number of stitches.  I just changed it to good old moss stitch, and love the effect.  The closure is also in moss.  Here she is au natural:

Sunny Sidekick - er, for a pine bough?

Sunny Sidekick - er, for a pine bough?

Just to brag on this a little – do you see how the colourway worked perfectly on the handle?!  The button is vintage from Hubby’s Grandmother’s sewing table.

I then went on to play with my new felting needle.  It’s actually more like a long pin that has notches on the shaft and a very sharp tip.  Being without roving, I just poked odd ends of wool to death.  Apart from the damage to my fingers by errant stabs, I had fun doing this.  First fruits are:

Wee ball and felted doughnut

Wee ball and felted doughnut

Seriously.  What could be easier than jabbing a pin?  The idea was to embelish the Sidekick a bit but I’m quitting while I’m ahead.

I’m undecided about what knitting to carry on our trip.  With a friend’s baby due this week, I really should pull that cardi out of hibernation.  Or start another thing already.  I’ve had a great run of selfish knitting, so that may be what’s next.  Except.  A Ravelry thread on socks has me itching to make a pair with some pizzaz.  Socks are best for airplane knitting but the baby’s a coming.  Decisions, decisions.

Today is sunny, and then rain is forecast for the rest of the week.  I’ll make hay, and run errands – shoe shopping is an errand, right?

Author: iriegemini

Lara lives in the Greater Toronto Area with N, their young son, T, and Melly cat. Starting with knitting as a newcomer from Kingston, Jamaica, Lara learned to spin, prepare fibre, dye & weave. A spindle is usually close to hand.

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