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Emancipation Eve

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Remember this summer’s socks?  The Summer Seductions.  Love the yarn but it was a total mystery.  Well!  Thanks to kind Ravelers, I now have a handle on it.  All good news from TelmahQ: –

  • superwash, i.e. good to go in the laundry; no need for manual labour;
  • 80% wool; 20% nylon lends durability.  Great blend ratio there; and
  • I was right to use the teeny size 1 needles to get gauge.

Lovely specs for sure & in keeping with the brand…  It’s high up there on the covet list:  Lorna’s Laces!  Yes it is :).  An exclusive colourway of Shepherd Striping Sock for Purl yarn store, New York.  Purl’s webpage on the yarn is here.

I’m pretty sure we have the right one.  Compare that with the stash pic that I posted in Ravelry.  Any resemblance to anything in this pic is unintentional.  It may well be Freudian but as to that, TKK has no comment…

Back to the present.  My 1st sleeve on the Purple Cardi is growing apace.  There are 17 + inches of sleeve but even I know that’s not picture-worthy.  It’s great because – catch this – I am getting the knack of knitting by feel alone!  Woot!  Here I am looking like a pro and nabbing Toby when he’s up to no good.  Poor dog counts on my distraction to climb up the pack’s social ladder.

The next project will be for my friend’s expected bundle of joy.  We were calling it the Baby Bump but that’s way too generic.  Henceforth the Bump is to be known as Sushi Moss.  Sex is TBD, hopefully soon:)  In the meantime, I’m a cooking up some ideas!

We have a long weekend, and the rain has lifted for a little bit.  They call it the Civic Holiday. No clue why but for us it’s Emancipation.  Happy August 1st when it comes, everyone!

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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