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On a Knitting Roll

Do you think that a knitting frenzy will help bring the autumn to Arizona? It looks like I believe it will, there is no other logical explanation for what is going on here in the knitting arena lately.

Yesterday I joined the TTL Mystery Sock KAL – it is my first ever KAL and the first mystery pattern I follow:

TTL Mystery Socks KAL - Cuff3

I am using The Woolen Rabbit beautiful Iggy Pop sock yarn I won when I was so lucky to be Margene‘s 29,000 commenter, thank you Margene! I really love knitting this yarn.  I finished both cuffs last night and now I can’t wait until next Wednesday!

On Wednesday, I had a sudden and unexplained urge to rip off a weird object that I knitted last year and use the yarn to knit the Birthday Cowl I saw a few days before on Ravelry. I am very pleased with the result. I think it will do a much better job of warming me in cold weather  than my weird creation. Unfortunately, I am afraid I will have to be patient for a much longer time than will be needed for my KAL adventure before I will be able to test it. So I need your opinion:

Not My Birthday Cowl 2

And last but not least: last week I started a vest in Classic Alpaca of the Alpaca Yarn Co in the Borealis Blue colorway. It is a birthday present for Joe’s mother who is going to celebrate her 75th birthday soon:

Mary 75 Vest 2

I am knitting this one from my head and using yarn from my stash. I bought this yarn when we visited Gore Mountain Alpaca, NY in April 2007 on our way from Marlboro, VT to Toronto. It turned out they don’t take credit cards and I didn’t have checks with me, so the very nice owner just gave me the yarn and his business card and asked me to send a check when I will be back home! The check was in the mail box first thing in the morning after we got back home.

Clicking on the photos will take you to Flickr where you can see more photos of each of these projects.