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quick update

July 12, 2011

hi, internet!

i have been moving this past month, so have been really busy with cleaning out my old apartment and getting settled in my new one. the upside to this is that i now have a room that has been designated my studio (!!!!), and the downside is that i haven’t had much time for knitting, spinning, or anything else!

i do have some news to share, though. i have a pattern in the fall issue of knitscene! i really love this pattern and can’t wait to see it knit up! it’s called the “charlemont cardigan,” named after the town adjacent to where my uncle has had a summer cabin for a very long time. as an aside, a visit to this cabin in the late 90s is the reason i live in western mass! we took a day trip into northampton and i got it in my middle-school-aged head that it was the town for me.

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back to the sweater, the colorwork pattern made me think of the hilly skyline of the berkshires visible from the mohawk trail that runs through its namesake town; little did i know that there was a valley yarn called charlemont being planned when i sent in my sketch and swatch! my apologies to kathy and steve for designing a sweater that can’t be knit in the yarn which unwittingly shares its name.

i originally knit the sweater, for myself, as a pullover in quince & co lark, one of my all time favorite yarns. i may write this variation up at some unspecified time in the distant future.

charlemont pullover

meanwhile, i also did some dyeing!

should i do it?

my self-dyed falkland is seen here surrounding hello yarn pallid rambouillet. all the ravelry kids have been doing combo 3 plies, and i’ve been thinking about this one for a sweater. and, speaking of spinning sweaters, i finished one during tour de fleece!

total grey sweater

a little under 1300 yards of worsted weight, this is the dark grey jacob i bought at rhinebeck last year. phew! anyway, the tour de fleece is still going, and i have three knitting deadlines in the next month, so you might not see me for a while. i promise exciting news on the other side, though!

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