All my projects are orange

Okay, so now for the knitting update. According to my Ravelry project page, I finished Talise on November 28th. I finally got around to blocking it yesterday. I dislike blocking these elongated crescent shawls so I suspect I was procrastinating because of that.

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I am pleased with how it turned out and will probably wear it this winter as a scarf. This is one of my new colors, Paprika, in my Merino Superwash Sock base. Orange is a very underrated color in my opinion. I mean I know there are some oranges that are not for wearing but I think this one works for most people. It’s on the red end of the spectrum and a bit muted.

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The pattern is very simple for anyone with a little lace knitting experience. The stitch patterns are very memorable and not complicated. It is a top down design which begins with a garter tab. As always Dee’s patterns are thorough and the layout is easy to follow.

I have two more of her patterns in the queue. One of them will be in my Superwash Sock base again, but it is for two colors, and I haven’t decided which colors to use; and the other one, is for DK weight. I was feeling in a sweater mood though so I pulled out some yarn that has been marinating in the stash since 2010, to make Anne Hanson’s The Mister’s sweater. I knit a swatch but since my swatches always lie I started with a sleeve to make sure my gauge would do what I predicted which is tighten up a wee bit. It did.

I am planning to make the cardigan version since I don’t usually like to wear pullovers.

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Last, but not least, is a long ago started project which has been hibernating for many years. I began Hallett’s Ledge (again I had to refer to my Ravelry project page) October 27, 2010. For several reasons, I stalled out on this after completing the body section. Kyla took it up again and knit the sleeves and edgings. I sewed in the sleeves for her and she added the buttons. So now she has a new sweater. It looks way cuter on her than it would have on me. I think that’s what stalled it for me. I realized it was going to add “thickness” to me that is not a desirable thing, so it lay fallow waiting for someone which it would flatter. Kyla was only 10 when I knit the body, but it is perfect on her now.

I like when loose ends are tied up like that. Smile

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Sorry for all the slightly dark indoor pictures but it has been dreary and gray for days in these parts. Better dark pictures than none I figure. Smile

2 thoughts on “All my projects are orange

  1. Bev Moon says:

    I love the Paprika colorway of your yarn–going to have to order some of this. And the sweater for Kyla turned out super–looks great on her.

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