A Couple of New Projects

I seem to be knitting more than quilting lately. That will change this next week in Shipshewana at retreat.

This week I started a new Knit-A-Long at Nine Rubies. We are making Swirl. I’m using Shalimar Breathless in a beautiful wine color. I actually started knitting last week. Here’s my progress so far.

I’ll be journaling in detail on Ravelry here. The KAL will run for 2 months. I should be able to finish the sweater in that time given my progress on my Swirl.

And, I started another fun little project, Knitted Knockers. My Mom saw the article in the October Reader’s Digest and had me download the patterns.

The recommended yarn is Cascade Ultra Pima Cotton because it is so soft against the skin. The pattern calls for using dpns but I had a terrible time getting started even though I’ve used them before. So I used the Magic Loop method and Judy’s Magic Cast On. Worked perfectly.

My 32 y/o niece just had a single mastectomy so I’m making my first Knitted Knocker for her. After that, I’ll donate them. Follow my progress here.

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