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Sunday, December 13, 2015

Lazy Sunday

The cast off has been started on The Doodler. It's an I-Cord bind off which isn't hard but it isn't quick. Plus I have over 600 stitches on the needle. This could take a while. You might be asking "What is an I-Cord bind off?" Take a look at this explanation on Knitty.com.
Today was spent knitting and watching football. We're in the first week of playoffs for our Fantasy Football. It's a nail biter - very close.

We found a surprise box yesterday morning. The yarn was put away a while ago because we didn't have anywhere to put it. Mini Mochi from Crystal Palace Yarns. There is a basket full of pretty colours including
A Slow Striping fingering weight, single ply yarn for any fine knit projects: baby, socks, lace, scarves and more.
195 yards (178 meters)

50 grams (1.76 ounces)

6.0 to 8.0 sts = 1 inch

US 1 - 4 or 2.25 - 3.5mm

80% Merino
20% Nylon (Polyamide)
The Topsy Turvy Cowl takes one ball and is free..
This design is called "Topsy Turvy" as you can wear it with either side up at the top, effectively giving your self two cowls in one knit. It makes a lovely sampler project since it has 3 different stitch pattern areas.
The Fair Isle Hat pattern is free...
This beautiful matching set of hat and mittens was designed by Sandi Rosner for Crystal Palace Yarns. The fair isle pattern is a simple one and only ONE color of Mini Mochi is used, but due to the long, slow stripes the pattern looks much more complex than it is.
Here are a few other pattern ideas
Cowl Fantastic
Pleasing Reversibility in Lace
Conyonette

Back to my knitting. I don't think I can finish tonight but I'm going to give it a good effort.

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