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November 7th, 2005:

Hats and Sweaters – yeah, it took me a long time to come up with that title….

After finishing off the Page Boy Hat last night I started another hat. This time it’s the Sabrina Tam from Knitscene magazine. I bought two skeins of it in shade 25 in ImagiKnit when I was in San Francisco last month. This is my progress so far.

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It should be finished tomorrow night depending on how much knitting time I get. I wasn’t too sure if I liked it at first but I got a lot of compliments during lunch today when I was working on it.

This year seems to have been the year of the sweater, which came as a great surprise to me as last year I don’t think I finished any. It began with my knitting Agnes by Jane Ellison in Kureyon and finishing off a top down raglan from Glampyre’s free pattern in Silk Garden. I’d seen these adaptions of Stef’s Mini Sweater pattern and really wanted to make some for myself. I finished the first one from Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Worsted in the Get Knitted colourway during the summer when I was on sick leave.

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The colour is a bit off, using a different camera, the yellow in the sweater hasn’t shown up at all. It’s secured with a little enameled geisha button but I couldn’t get a decent close-up of it. I used three skeins and a bit of a fourth one. I wish I’d made a bit wider but it’s still my favourite cardi. I just love the colours. I should steam it as the garter stitch edgings roll a bit.

In addition to this one I have two others on the needles. One is nearly finished and other is at about the half-way mark. And then there’s the Agnes that I began knitting from Silk Garden back in July. I just need to knit the back and sew it up. Oh and there’s my Klaralund which was put away because I got bored with it. That’s about 80 per cent knit. I’d like to get most of them finished by the end of the year but I haven’t decided if I’m doing any Christmas knitting yet. That will be the deciding factor I think but then I haven’t factored in making more hats and knitting yet more gloves! 🙂