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Pink & Gray

Knitting the pinecone lace on my Pomme de Pin cardigan was becoming a bit monotonous, so I decided to bust some stash and cast on another pair of vanilla socks.
This time, I'm using some Knit Picks Stroll Tonal in (I believe) Spring Blossom. I don't usually wear pink, but absolutely love this colorway! Even though it's just a plain sock, I'm enjoying the little color show it's been putting on for me-- A nice contrast from the 'Deep Unrelenting Gray'... although I'm deeply enamoured with that color.

ICFF / High Line

This is not knitting-related, but  I thought I'd share some photos from ICFF (International Contemporary Furniture Fair) at the Javitz Center this weekend. I'm no professional, but I'm a mega interior design buff! {On a side note: As a native New Yorker, I'm ashamed to say I've never been to the Javitz Center! }
After, we took a walk on the High Line, which seems to have expanded, since we visited last summer. If you've never been to New York City, this is something you need to experience, at least once. The city converted an abandoned above ground railroad into this amazing pedestrian walkway with benches, native flowers, plants and art installations... like a futuristic bird feeder you'll see in the slideshow!  Enjoy!

Episode 43: The WIPs Well

Episode 43: The WIPs Well Listen Here:

Off The Needles: 
Harmony On the Rocks Shawl Harmony Shawl by Judy Marples Gynx Yarn, Margarita on the Rocks

On The Needles:

Pomme de Pin Cardigan
I'm also knitting the Nutkin and Kelmscottsocks... but feel like frogging them because the yarn is telling me they do not wish to be socks.
Audrey in Unst is sadly trapped down the WIPs Well... I need to fish her out!


Photosynthesis Shawl by Modern Lace
Lancet by Kiersten Brandt
Basil the Boogie-Woogie Brontosaurus by Rebecca Danger
Sharktooth - Shawl Club December by Stephen West

This week I treated myself to a pair of Signature US 1 dpns. Because I've declared it the 'Summer of Socks'... I need some incentive. ;)
I also splurged on three skeins of Dream in Color Smooshy (Tabby, Blue Sage, Happy Forrest) to cast on Veera Välimäki's Color Affection Shawl!

GUEST HOST: Bella the Cat

A Little Elbow Grease

It's been a while, but I finally have a FO... that's not a sock! Last Sunday I finished my Harmony On the Rocks Shawl.  (Harmony Shawl Pattern by Judy Marples / Yarn by Gynx Yarn) Amazing what happens when you put a little elbow grease into something. ;)
It was a really enjoyable, relaxing knit, thanks to an excellent pattern and lovely yarn... honestly, I could have finished it a lot sooner had I not let startitus take-over. The only bump in the road is that because it was a modular knit, I tried to squeeze in an extra pattern repeat-- but of course, not enough yardage left. So I had to rip back. But hey, not worth shedding a tear. ;)
So, now that Harmony is off the needles, I can channel my fiber antennas to the Pomme de Pin Cardigan... which is knitting up beautifully! I'm still on the back, but I can't get over how enjoyable and easy-to-memorize the lace pattern is. In fact, it's very similar to Evelyn A. Clarke's Shetland Triangle Shawl. Also, as I mentio…

Episode 42: Summer of Socks

More Show Notes Coming Soon!

YarnGasm: Episode 42 - Summer of Socks
Listen Here:

On The Needles:

Harmony on the Rocks Shawl
      - Gynx Yarn, Fingering Margarita on the Rocks

Pomme de Pin by Amy Christoffers
    - Blue Moon Fiber Arts, BFL Sport, Deep Unrelenting Gray (2 skeins)

Vanilla Socks for Dennis
    - BMFA, STR Lightweight, Deep Unrelenting Gray

Nutkin Socks by Beth LaPensee
    - Three Irish Girls Sock Yarn, Ryan

Kelmscott Socks by Kirsten Kapur
    - Blue Moon Fiber Arts, BFL Sport, True Blood

Stash Bust Army: 

More Bobbly

My apologies for being MIA these past few weeks... my calendar is lit like a Christmas tree again!

Start-itus still has a strong hold on me. There are moments when I feel like scrapping all my WIPs and starting with a clean slate... but that's just silly! I'm just overwhelmed. I need to close the Ravelry tab in my browser... take a deep breath... and take a look at what's already on my needles. Simple. Easy. Ba-da-bing! As of this post, I forbid myself to cast on another project until I have at least three FOs. 'Nuff said.

Speaking of start-itus, I cast on a pair of Kelmscott socks by Kirsten Kapur
-- This pattern is from way back when I decided I was going to join a mystery KAL... *sigh* Lesson learned... I'm not one for KALs. As much as I love the idea, I'm not one for 'obligatory' knits, but I'm glad I got around to casting on a pair-- it's knitting up beautifully. Of course, the yarn is BMFA STR Lightweight in their True Blood colorway. On…