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Weekend project with Malabrigo Rios- how bad can that be?:)

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Hope Springeth...:)

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Finished in January

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A Fresh Start...

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Refashioning....?

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I recently read that Michelangelo had his frustrations in learning to employ the fresco medium when he created his masterpiece in the Sistine Chapel.  Creativity has its times of frustration. I cannot tell you how many times I've tried creating what I thought would be a gorgeous, complex, interplay of lace and simple patterns only to find out that the only accurate descriptor was "complex." What followed that was a session of frogging -or worse, allowing beautiful yarn to languish in a project bag, never realizing its full potential (a crime against nature, in my humble opinion). (Oh dear, what hubris, my knitting in the same paragraph as the Sistine Chapel!) Anyhoo... Let's ignore for the time being the possibility that this pullover will be a weeeeee bit large.  That's OK, I like baggy sweaters. But that lighter strip of blue.  Not so much, especially since it's in the mid-chubs region of my torso. I think I should at least tink/frog back and continue on wi…

Finally:)! A Finished Object and Gaining Ground!

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John, the DH, is finally the (sort of) proud owner of the finished Dryad. Finally done with something.  I've been knitting this thing on and off since 2011 or 2012, LOL! It's nowhere near as long as I would have liked to have made it, but I was starting to run out of yarn and John doesn't tie his scarves anyway - he simply crosses one end over the other and lays it flat on his chest.  He seemed to make good use of it during our recent cold weather snap.  Happy he likes it, though S has been eyeing it.  To prevent another scarf snap-up, I started working on an Elfreide for her in a pine green color. Of course, that one will probably be done by August - just in time, LOL:)!
I've also finished a pair of socks.  It's funny about sock knitting: I generally have about 2 or 3 on the needles, but rarely do I post about them, which is weird.  I usually put them all together as one large ongoing project.  I love my hand-knitted socks.  There is nothing like it for cold wea…