fos

And not the stationary bicycle kind!

I now have two skeins of sizable length in which to make sizable shawls. The first being the three ply I made earlier this year in white and blues. The second is a merino of similar quantity, but in mostly pinks and purples. This second one I am Andean plying, aka chain ply, since it is all the same braid instead of individual bumps.

Now what to make?

I definitely want to make a Lingon shawl. And I definitely need to work down my Ravelry queue (ugh, I keep adding to it!). And most definitely work down my purchased pattern library in Ravelry as well as my magazines and books.

Ok ok, but really. Here’s an updated list of things I am/should be working on.

Redford Sweater

This is a pattern from Brooklyn Tweed by Julie Hoover. I’m making it with knit picks stroll tweed because…well honestly, price. If I was making this sweater for myself I wouldn’t feel bad about putting up the cash for Brooklyn Tweed yarn, but since it is for my husband, and he was very particular about the color and material, we went a bit on the cheaper side. So far I have a sleeve done. So. Much. Stockinette. OMG. But I will persevere! This sweater must be completed by May 20th for our vacation!

Gehry Wrap

So this has been on CO mode for almost 4 months. Granted I have until the end of June, but still. Master plan: knit this puppy on the 18 hour plane ride across the planet. Realistic plan: start now, have it on the needles, pray TSA doesn’t take it away from me (Chiaogoo needles are metalic with a thick red lined cable to prevent kinking).

Teasdale Shawlette

This is the April megaKAL project of the month. I already made May’s project, only #2 FO for the year #sadface. So this gives me the rest of this month and May to complete. Mostly this is a counter project to Redford so I don’t go insane with all the plain stockinette.

What have I completed recently though?

Two hats!

Ok so one is the Beeswax hat for the March megaKAL project. I gifted it to my friend Lauren for her birthday. She’s part of a group my husband became friends with last year that play the arcade game Killer Queen at our local barcade Ground Kontrol. Beeswax hat with honeycomb motif, video game about bees, perfect. XD

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Secondly is a light lacy coral hat Lacylicous, though in worsted weight yarn. This is going to be for my cousin’s wife Melaine. I just met her for the first time last weekend at my other cousin’s wedding and we definitely hit it off! She’s very sweet and really smart too!

Lacylicious

Lacylicious

All in all, I think my knitting plans for the next few months are reasonable. Goals, attainable…maybe…Redford sweater…omg…

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Out and about this Easter Sunday I happened upon a neighborhood cat in the Alphabet District. Little guy was not interested in people, but rather on munching the green-way greens.

I got a few shots of him partaking of his daily green. I’m pretty sure he knew what he was doing. The area is not exactly pet friendly in that there is a lot of car traffic along NW 23rd. Cat seemed pretty content to saunter up to the patches of grass and take himself a few mouth-fulls.

Knitting progress…? Ok so it’s coming down to the wire here. March is almost done so I have to hurry up on the crown decreases of my Beeswax hat so I can start April’s KAL project. Additionally I need to get crackin’ on a hat for my cousin’s wife. ALSO I need to finish up my Campside shawl for my other cousin’s wedding next next weekend which I will be presenting to her and my other FO I need to make as well as give my Poe shawl to my mother’s cousin. Eek!

Here’s an update as well on how the hair is holding up!

Looking pretty awesome to me. The perm is still there so it’s slightly wavy. I still haven’t gotten used to the fact that my hair is this awesome color. XD I got a lot of compliments over the weekend though! Every time I look in the mirror, a window reflection, etc…surprise!!! PURPLE HAIR!!!

It’s been a pretty epic week and a half here. Definitely the longest I’ve ever celebrated anything. Thanks for the love everyone! <3

 

 

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Yep today I managed to leave the house wearing four handknits!

What I got going on:

I’m not going to post a selfie…because I don’t do those things. But dang do I feel super cute today!

Portland had a fall, but I think we just fell into our normal wet season routine. We’ve had two major rain storms in the past month counting the crazy that happened on Halloween. Here are some shots from around my neighborhood from Tuesday night.

NE 60th & Glisan

NE 60th & Glisan

Ned Flanders & 60th

Ned Flanders & 60th


Thankfully no one pulled a jerk move and splashed me, but some people were flying down the street further up before realizing the deep pools closer to Glisan.

The train ride home was a little precarious at the Convention Center stop. It is at an upward angle and there was a decent sized stream of water flowing down the tracks. >.<

 

The rain doesn’t seem to bother Lucy at all.

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