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Tuesday, June 27, 2006 

Whoosh!

...and there goes a week. I had a lovely birthday, filled with much knitting-related goodness. In addition to that gorgeous silk, I got some great books: Knitting Nature by Norah Gaughan, Inspired Cable Knits by Fiona Ellis, the new Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK book, and I finally got with the program and received Yarn Harlot: The secret life of a knitter. In reverse order, OH MY GOODNESS Stephanie is so funny. I have had to read several passages aloud to the husband already, and I'm not even 70 pages in. Love the new Debbie Bliss book, too. There are some gorgeous cardigans, including one that I definitely need to make myself soon:





The detail on the back there makes me swoon, I swear. I like the cable knits book but nothing called out to me immediately. Knitting Nature is full of completely fabulous pictures, and despite the problems others have had with the patterns, in addition to the ordinary number of errors, I think I need to knit several things out of this book. Of course, it basically is marketed at me personally, with all of the lovely little math bits. :) The basalt tank will be the first, I think. I have some dark blue Rowan wool cottom that will be just perfect.

Only one more repeat on the shawl done, but I'm nearing completion on the hoodie!



I always forget that hoods are enormous. Still, the hood is now finished and seamed (though the seams aren't pressed yet):



The sassy recipient Miz. N was gracious enough to try it on.



Just ribbing, seaming, and pressing to go!

Oh, your receipient is adorable!!!

That DB back detail made me gasp when you showed it, beautiful.

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