Stitches old and new

I’m starting this journal to keep a trace of my knitting projects, and the random thoughts that come and go in the process.

Right now, let’s face it, I’ve got a lot going on…

First, there’s this reversible gansey scarf I’ve been working on for almost a year now… It is knitted in the most wonderful royal alpaca from Blue Sky. I come back to it from time to time, but find it a bit difficult to concentrate on for long sessions in a row.

gansey scarf

Then, there is this bottom-up green sweater in Malabrigo sock yarn, which I started last June, and whose body I’ve just recently finished. Time to start the sleeves… This, when finished (soon, hopefully), will be my first knitted sweater.

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Then, we have this Ashton shawl, which I began a few days after Christmas, intended as a present, but which I’ve been neglecting for a while…

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At almost the same time, I started writing a pattern for a shawlette, which I was very excited about, but have not been working on lately…

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And, finally, a couple of days ago I cast on Stephen West’s Gyllis, using De Rerum Natura’s wonderful Gilliatt merino yarn, to which I intend to add a second color from Araucania yarns. The pattern is a pleasure to knit, and I think this might be the first project in the lot I’ll be finishing.

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