Finished Objects!: Edina & Carbeth

Hi friends, and happy Sunday!

How’s your weekend been?  As I find is usually the case, this one has flown by — but all filled with good things!

I’m particularly excited because today, I have not one, but TWO sweaters/jumpers (depending on who you ask!) to share with you, both of which I finished as February came to a close.  So I’m very happy, as two is literally half the number of sweaters I knit last year — having these two off the needles hopefully augurs well for my plans to focus on garment knitting this year!

So first is up is what I’m calling my Edina sweater, as I knit it along with Kate and her friend Sharon for Edinburgh Yarn Festival.  It’s the Stasis Pullover by Leila Raabe.

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Kingfisher Hap, At Last!

Well, this post has been a long time in the making — my Kingfisher Hap is at last finished, blocked, dried, and photographed!

If you’ve been following along here for a bit, you might have spotted the Kingfisher Hap  when it made an appearance or two (or, er, three) in Yarnalong posts this fall.

If you’ve been around for longer still, you might remember when I started my hap this past summer.

Though sometimes I get frustrated with myself when I take ages to finish a project, the bright side, I suppose, of a long term knit is that when you do finally complete it, it’s wrapped up with all sorts of memories — and that’s definitely true of this hap.  It’ll always be a very special knit to me because of their circumstances surrounding the starting and making of it.

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Hap in progress, July-October!

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Rain, rain, go away

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It’s our second day of solid rain here on Kapiti Coast.  But I can’t complain too much.  It’s easier to spend the days inside working when it’s dreary out.  And I get to wear my Baffies around the house!

I made these back in October.  They were the only project I managed to complete (or even cast on, for that matter!) from Kate Davies Seven Skeins Club, which culminated in the wonderful Buachaille book.  Not because I didn’t want to make the rest, but other projects got in the way.  Hopefully this fall, I’ll make more of the projects from the book.  The Buachaille yarn is a joy to knit with — gorgeous colors, sproingy and sheepy, but not too coarse to wear next to the skin — a very special yarn indeed. (There’s even a song about it!)

Wherever you are, I hope your week’s going well.  Clear skies are in the forecast for tomorrow.  The rain’s not so bad, but I’m looking forward to the return of beach combing and blue skies.

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Monday morning, you could see Kapiti Island so clearly from the beach!

Happy Thursday!