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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Knitting is back!

Its very very cold on the East Coast this week (it was 14 degrees F today), and I'm on light duty manning a desk in the afternoons.  That means that when I don't have any more tasks to do, I knit.  Yesterday I finished this lovely hat for a friend, and I'm very pleased with it.  It's a simple pattern that I improvised.  The gray is Malabrigo yarn worsted merino in Pearl Ten, and the brown is left-over Madeline Tosh worsted from Aaron's new Christmas stocking.  It turned out beautifully.  Here you can see Dante putting his full effort into modeling it for me.  And as you can see, anything Dante can do, Alex can do better, lol.

I have a pair of mittens on the needles that I'm looking forward to getting on my hands.  They're two layered, with a bison/wool blend on the outside and Ultra Alpaca on the inside (so they'll be soft on my hands).  So.  Warm.

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