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Date: Friday, 15 Apr 2011 14:30

Max is four months old now and such a happy kid. He still spits up quite a bit, but not in the huge volumes that he did before. He laughs a lot. Last week he rolled over from his tummy to his back! All is well.
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Ten weeks   New window
Date: Thursday, 17 Feb 2011 11:58

Max is ten weeks old tomorrow. Things are definitely good now; I'd say the first five or six weeks were very difficult for me. At around eight weeks, something seemed to click on in him, with lots of smiles, lots of movement, super-alertness, and a good long sleep at night. Earlier this month we flew out to B.C. so Max could meet his grandparents and other relatives, and he was a champ with the travel as well as with all the new faces, voices, etc. Now I'm looking forward to him holding up his own head and feeding less frequently during the day. Also wondering if those blue eyes are going to change. They're so blue I find it hard to believe they'll turn brown (like mine). Maybe green (like his dad's)?
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Date: Friday, 14 Jan 2011 13:26

These have been the longest five weeks of my life ... but Max is a beauty, I must say, and he's getting more alert every day (i.e., more fun).
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Date: Tuesday, 21 Dec 2010 12:07
Maximilian Charles
born at 7:16 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 10, 2010
9 pounds, 3 ounces (4.18 kg)
20.5 inches (52 cm)

Day 1:

Day 7:

Day 10 (yesterday!):

All is well with us. I'm feeding him right now and typing one-handed, so no big story. But I'll be back! Just didn't want to keep you hanging for too long. Also, we wish you all the best for the holidays and the year ahead! Much love to all, from Alison and Max. xoxo
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Date: Wednesday, 17 Nov 2010 14:06
My due date is in three weeks, on Dec. 8. We're feeling pretty on top of things -- we're taking our weekly prenatal classes; we've taken a tour of the birthing centre at the hospital; we've got the cloth diaper service set up; we're taking an infant CPR course this Friday; we've got the crib up (but it's filled with other stuff at the moment); the base of the carseat is in the car; and I've finished my part-time job. We've got pretty much everything we need, according to lists like this one, this one, and this one. I think we're as ready as we're going to be! And we're definitely excited. So watch this space -- I may check in again before the baby comes, or the next post might contain the big news...
Author: "Alison (noreply@blogger.com)" Tags: "Mooky, baby"
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Bibs   New window
Date: Wednesday, 06 Oct 2010 12:26
More sewing! I will admit I've done some knitting, too, but it really does make my hands ache, so I need to stop it! So this is one of the sewing projects meant to take over some knitting time: cute bibs. I have lots of sweet fabrics, from a south-of-the-border trip in the spring where I found bundled fat quarters of 1930s-repro prints at a Jo-Ann store.

I used this free pattern. Cotton prints for the fronts, plain white flannel for the backs, and snap closures. Pretty simple; as with most things, I spend more time ironing than anything else.

(Those little gardeners on the green fabric are killing me with their cuteness. I have them on yellow, too -- and maybe blue.)

So, I'm 31 weeks pregnant today -- two months to go. Still feeling good, other than the carpal tunnel. I'm not sleeping well, but from what I read and hear, that's to be expected, and it's only going to get worse. But in general, all is well -- and fall is my favourite season, and October is my favourite month, so no complaints.
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Wowza   New window
Date: Friday, 24 Sep 2010 21:50
As I clicked "publish" on that last post, I gave myself a little pep talk about how blogging probably wouldn't be like it used to be after all this time -- it might take a while for people to notice me again, etc. And when I checked back the next day and saw "0 comments," I was OK with that. And then a few hours later (thinking, "Really? Not even one?"), I remembered that I have to approve comments before they appear. And lo and behold, more than 40 lovely notes were waiting for me in comment-modification limbo, making me feel very happy and humbled. I thank each of you from the bottom of my heart. Welcome back to you, too.

And thanks for the burp cloth comments! I'd like to make more that involve simply adding a fabric trim to cloth diapers, or with flannel over one whole side. (Where does one even buy cloth diapers these days? Zellers? Do I have to go to Walmart?) I'm spending most of my time this week polishing off a couple of draft chapters, but I have a second flannel receiving blanket on the go, too, so I can take a break from writing and just roll my chair a few feet over to my sewing table. So far, I've cut the fabric and pressed/pinned the hem around it. At some point this afternoon, I'll do that sewing. From my googling, I see that lots of people sew double-layered receiving blankets, but I'm just using a single layer. A 40-inch-square piece of flannel is big, and I think getting two pieces to match exactly in size -- and to sew them together perfectly so that the blanket lies flat -- would just be needlessly frustrating. I'd rather make a pile of single-layer blankets and just use two if the extra warmth is needed. I'm all about layers. It's because I started dressing myself in the '80s.

So life is all about flannel and writing these days. As for other baby stuff, we're slowly amassing the things we'll need. I've bought plenty of baby clothes secondhand (PLENTY); I scored a Boppy pillow (with a dinosaur-patterned slipcover) on eBay; and my best friend found a really good carseat at a yard sale last weekend. I've signed up for prenatal classes, which don't start until October, and I've put the baby's name (i.e., "Baby") on the city's central daycare waiting list. (Quebec is good to babies, offering things like subsidized daycare, because they need more of them -- but the waiting list is long.) I'm 26 weeks pregnant today. It feels to me like I'm right in the middle of "we've still got lots of time" and "not too much longer now." It's a nice place to be.

In the meantime, here's a gratuitous shot of Mooky, keeping it real on the back porch.

ETA: Funny -- I just noticed that the last photo I posted of Mooky was almost exactly one year ago. That's a long time without Mooky! I apologize! (It obviously wasn't so hot at this time last year, or he never would have been sleeping in the house.)
Author: "Alison (noreply@blogger.com)" Tags: "sewing, pregnancy, Mooky, baby"
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Date: Friday, 24 Sep 2010 21:50
I've been thinking for a week or two about how to make a drama-free return to this little corner of the Internet that I've got here. I lost interest in the whole thing last year (obviously), but I never did say goodbye or officially shut things down, just so that I could come back if I wanted to. I'm still not sure whether I'll start blogging again with any regularity, but I have been finding myself wanting to post certain things, and this seems like the most appropriate place to do that. So hello to anyone who may pop by after all this time!

I'm not going to try to summarize the nine months that have passed since I last posted, except to say this: I'm still living in Montreal and working on my Ph.D. (writing the dissertation draft). In news of the new, I'm expecting a baby in early December -- and that’s what brings me back to the blog. Yep, I'm 25 weeks pregnant and, I must say, feeling excellent.

For me, Ravelry took the place of knitblogging. I could put all the info and photos about knitting projects there, and I no longer felt the need to duplicate that stuff here. But now that a baby is on the way, I'm doing a little bit of sewing and bookmarking a lot of stuff online, and I don't have another place to keep track of that stuff. Also, I probably want to talk about baby stuff more than my friends want to hear about it, because -- let's face it -- stuff can be boring if it isn't about you. I'll be the first to admit that when knitting bloggers had babies and started talking about the babies instead, I often tuned out. If you're not interested, you're not interested -- and I wasn't, but now I am. Life changes like that, doesn’t it?

All this is to say that I might start blogging a bit, and it's probably going to be about babies. OK, about my baby. (But I'm more interested in yours now, too -- I promise.) And I'm jumping right in with burp cloths. What could be more fascinating?

A couple of Christmases ago, I made flannel pillowcases as gifts (a big hit, by the way), and I had some flannel left over. With more than a yard of one print, I made a simple receiving blanket: trimmed off the selvedges, cut about a 40-inch square, turned over a hem all around and sewed it. With smaller pieces of leftover flannel, I made three burp cloths:

I looked at several patterns/tutorials online and settled on this one. I cut out six pieces, paired different patterns together for each cloth, sewed the pieces together, and topstitched. Easy -- once I figured out the tension on my machine had to be set at 1 for the topstitching (only 1!?).

Et voila. I'll probably need dozens more. Several patterns recommend layering a cloth diaper inside the burp cloth because some babies barf that much. This, along with about 273 other things I've read in the last five months, terrifies me.
Author: "Alison (noreply@blogger.com)" Tags: "sewing, pregnancy, baby"
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Foolproof   New window
Date: Friday, 24 Sep 2010 21:50
Thanks for your comments on my last post. It sounds like the wrist braces at night can really help, so I may go that route. I'm going to wait another week to see if the pain lessens a bit. A real week without knitting, unlike the five days that have passed since I got the bad news.

I know I should have dropped the needles immediately, but I just couldn't. I saw Dr. K on Thursday morning, and he diagnosed the carpal tunnel; I went straight from his office to the hospital for a blood test, and I had brought knitting with me for the waiting room! So, in the spirit of "new rules start tomorrow," I cast on and knit most of a Foolproof Baby Hat (from the Knitter's Book of Yarn) while waiting. (It was quite a wait: 45 minutes for my number to be called at reception, and then I had to drink glucose, wait one hour [plus 15 minutes because the technician was having lunch], and have the blood taken.)

Such a cute little hat! I'd been inspired by seeing Purlewe's version on Ravelry. My version (like Anj's) came out just as cute as could be. It's tiny, but the mistake rib makes it super stretchy. The yarn is Mountain Colors 4/8's Wool.

Besides this wee hat, I had a baby cardigan on the go that was one sleeve away from finished, so I couldn't very well just leave that, could I? So there was a little more knitting there. But I've definitely set aside the blanket I was working on: linen stitch with a double strand of fingering-weight wool. Definitely too hard on the hands.

So I really need to stop knitting now. It's really hard -- knitting is what I do when I watch TV at the end of the day. Last night I went to bed with a book at 8:30 p.m. because I couldn't really think of anything else to do. I can use my sewing machine, but not if I want to watch TV or hang out with Bill (because it's in my office). But I really don't want to mess up my hands more than they already are messed up, since I have a lot of work to do, so wish me luck! I've had to quit things before that I enjoyed. And it's only temporary. Maybe I should just take the extra evening time I'll have and use it to keep working on my thesis. I think my hands are going to hurt either way; if my hands hurt but my thesis is finished, I'll take that.
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Date: Friday, 24 Sep 2010 21:50
First of all, please imagine my "Nooooo" in that slowed-down, cinematic way -- like when, in a movie, something precious is falling and someone dives to catch it, all in slow motion, shouting in that low, distorted voice. Thank you. That will be sufficiently dramatic.

I saw my doctor this morning and told him that for the last three or four days I've woken up with stiff, numb hands, and that some swelling and stiffness persists throughout the day. He said this is (pregnancy-related) carpal tunnel syndrome, and that to keep it from getting worse, I need to stop doing anything repetitive with my hands -- like typing and knitting.

"No knitting," said Dr. K. "You need to stop knitting."


Now, I have to admit that normally, I might not actually stop knitting. I might tell my doctor I will stop knitting, and then keep knitting. But he said I should stop knitting and typing. And there's no way I can stop typing, unless my supervisor will accept a five-hour thesis on tape. Stopping typing is simply out of the question, which means I'm going to have to sacrifice knitting in the interests of getting my work done.

It had occurred to me at that at some point in this pregnancy, something might go wrong with my health that would lead to bed rest. I figured that would be bad, but I could still have my laptop and knit. But "don't use your hands"? I hadn't anticipated this one, and I think it's worse -- for me, anyway. (It's funny -- I've never thought of myself as a person who works with her hands, but I am. Bed rest would be devastating for an athlete, or a bike courier, or the mother of a toddler, but "don't use your hands" is worse for someone who spends most of her time sitting and typing and reading and making stuff.) (And I know this carpal tunnel thing is quite common in pregnancy, and the doctor said if I was at 37 weeks it wouldn't really matter. But since I'm only at 27 weeks, there's plenty of time for it to get a lot worse. The word "splints" was mentioned.)

So I guess you'll be seeing more sewing around here...
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Date: Friday, 24 Sep 2010 21:48
I came across one of these on some website or another a while back and didn't really understand it, but I did some poking around online and the ribbon-tag blankie became my newest obsession. (I guess this kind of object is just something very tactile to occupy a baby -- the different textures and colours are fun and stimulating. Seems like a good idea.) This one, for example, is just so sweet. Some are smaller, like these ones. (And this ribbon-tab "monster doll" is inspired and awesome.) I had to make one of these little blankies, too. So I had a look at the instructions on the Craftzine.com blog, bought some short lengths of ribbon to add to my own meager scraps (several in black and white, for the recommended high contrast), and did just that:

I cut 16-inch squares of a cotton print and a plain white flannel. (Lots of people favor super-soft Minky fabric, but it's too expensive for me.) I cut the ribbons at 2.5-inch to 4-inch lengths -- short enough that the baby won't get tangled up in the loops. Pressed, pinned, sewed, top-stitched, and voilà. It's very cute! I have ribbon left over, so I might make another, smaller one. Plus it was fun to make -- a very rewarding result with little effort.

Have any of you made one of these before? If so, was it a success with the baby? (And how old of a baby would dig this kind of thing? Is my friend's 14-month-old too old for one?)
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Date: Saturday, 28 Nov 2009 21:31
This morning's conversation...

Me:      I'm going to take some photos of my shawl.
Bill:      I can take them -- you go to the very end of the garden, and I'll stand at the back door and see if I can fit it all in.

Pattern: Lightweight Mountain Peaks Shawl
Yarn: 2.4 skeins (1,050 yds) Misti Alpaca 2-Ply Lace (colour: 0790)
Needle: 3.25mm Addi Lace

I feel a real sense of accomplishment with this project. The pattern was a challenge, with two elements I'd never done before: lace patterning on both RS and WS rows, and a knitted-on side-to-side border. I think it's my most difficult project to date. As I was blocking it I was a little scared by the size, but the second I draped it around my shoulders, I was in love.

The reason for its hugeness (compared with the photo of the original shawl in the Mimknits pattern) is that I used laceweight yarn with a cobweb-weight pattern. (So typical of me: I meant to buy the laceweight Mountain Peaks pattern but made a mistake, and I was too cheap to just suck up that $6.50, so I just went ahead with the pattern I'd bought.)

Because I used a heavier yarn and, thus, a bigger needle, I ran out of yarn at the halfway point of the border. I turned to Ravelry for help, and it didn't let me down; Raveler luGirl very generously dug into her own stash and sent me a skein of yarn from the same dye lot so I could finish. (Oh, how I love knitters.)

I still love all those small shawls I listed in my last post, but I want to marry this giant shawl. I also want to keep knitting challenging lace. It's very satisfying.
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Date: Thursday, 19 Nov 2009 10:46
I know I'm not the only one preoccupied with small shawls at the moment, not by far. The appearance of Ishbel seemed to open the floodgates, and now I'm seeing lots and lots of beautiful little shawls on Ravelry -- lots and lots of patterns that use about a skein of sock yarn. I was gathering links together for myself and thought I'd share.

These patterns are free:

- Fizzi (Ravelry link only)
- Multnomah (Rav link)
- Lazy Day Lace Shawl (Rav link)
- Travelling Woman (Rav link)
- Weaver's Wool Mini Shawl (Rav link)
- [added 11/19] Leaf Peeper Bandit (Rav link)

These ones cost some money:

- Aestlight Shawl (Rav link)
- Antonia Shawlette/Capelet (Rav link)
- Butterfly Forest Shawl (Rav link)
- Centrique (Rav link)
- Damson (Rav link)
- Hayworth Shawlette (Rav link)
- Herbivore (Rav link)
- Little Colonnade (Rav link only)
- Milkweed Shawl (Rav link)
- Simple Things (Rav link)
- Sunbird (Ravelry link only)
- Wast Side Shawl (Rav link)

So many shawls! All I want to knit these days is shawls. These ones, big intricate lacy ones, you name it. (They don't have to fit, for one thing.)

By the way, new Twist Collective today! I haven't even looked yet...
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Date: Tuesday, 03 Nov 2009 10:34
1. Rhinebeck (NY Sheep & Wool Fest) is this weekend, but I'm skipping it this year. (I went in 2007, and I had so much fun; I went in 2008, and I froze my ass off.) There are lots of people I'd love to go and see, but I can spare neither the time nor the cash this year.

2. I defended my dissertation proposal last week, so I'm finally whatcha call ABD. (Remember I submitted the proposal back in July? Well, it took three months to actually get three academics in the same room to talk to me about it.) So that's a big step. I'd feel more excited and relieved if I wasn't in the middle of writing a paper for a conference that's only a week away.

2. b) My conference presentation is going to involve pie charts, and they're going to look awesome. If you need to make pie charts -- which, I recognize, is unlikely -- I can recommend this site.

3. I got my copy of the beautiful Knitter's Book of Wool, and I am sorely tempted to drop everything (including the pie charts) to cast on for Evelyn Clark's Prairie Rose Shawl. It's beautiful. (Why can I find no photos to share with you? Hmmm. Just keep checking Ravelry.)

4. I've become obsessed with Babybel cheese -- those little red wax-covered ones. I love them. On the packaging, it just says they are "cheese." What are they?

5. It's getting cold here. In response, I am working to finish a bulky wool/alpaca cardigan vest: the Heather Hoodie Vest. Mine is neither heathered nor hooded. It's a solid orangey-red. When I get it done, I'll post photos here. If this doesn't take place within the next couple of weeks, it probably means I've gone ahead with the Prairie Rose Shawl at the expense of all other knitting. This is a distinct possibility.

6. I am now going to resist the temptation to make a pie chart outlining the percentages of my thoughts currently occupied with the Prairie Rose Shawl, my conference paper, and Babybel cheese. Time to get back to work. Have a nice weekend, with or without Rhinebeck!
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Date: Sunday, 01 Nov 2009 10:01

Well, I worked very hard on my conference paper last week, and got it done (with pie charts!), and ... and nothing. By Friday I was sick with a sore throat and was losing my voice, and on Saturday morning -- when I was supposed to present my paper -- I felt worse. So no conference, no paper. I was disappointed, plus I had this pesky stabbing pain in my throat, and if that wasn't enough, Saturday afternoon came with period cramps. So it was a rotten day. So I started knitting.

As I mentioned in my last post, I already had my eye on the Prairie Rose Shawl from A Knitter's Book of Wool, and I had the perfect yarn for it. On our holiday to the east coast last fall, I'd bought a 400-yard skein of Shetland laceweight that was from the Last Resort Farm in Malagash, NS. It's very woolly -- a little bit thick and thin, spun tight in some parts, fluffy in others. Since KBoW is a celebration of wool -- real, woolly wool -- and since Prairie Rose called for less than 400 yards, it was a perfect match.

So I knit, and I knit, and I knit. I watched TV (Kramer vs. Kramer was on, and then loads of reality shows). I cuddled with Mooky. And I knit. And then I knit on Sunday, too, between cups of tea and hankies full of ... well, I was sick. But I knit and knit, and by Monday evening, I was blocking my Prairie Rose Shawl. And I was feeling better.

Now, the pattern calls for 370 yards of "fingering" (though the shawls shown are knit in laceweight), so I thought I was safe with my 400 yards of heavy lace, but I ran out. I had to knit the final row and do the bind-off in another yarn; fortunately, I had a ball of Plymouth Baby Alpaca laceweight in the same shade of grey. And it actually worked out well. I think the Last Resort wool would have made a bit of a thick edge, while the baby alpaca is finer and made for a more delicate edge. So all’s well that ends well. (Still, be warned!) Maybe I ran out because I went up a needle size (pattern calls for 3.5 mm; I used 3.75 mm) to get a slightly larger shawl. I was cutting it pretty close.

As with all Evelyn Clark shawls, the construction is simple and logical, and the finished product is lovely. Plus, my cold is pretty much gone. Plus, I can recycle that conference paper. My pie charts will live again!
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Date: Thursday, 01 Oct 2009 16:45
A Thursday afternoon distraction for you: Which ewe are you? The quiz is part of the promo for the much-anticipated (by me, and probably by you, too) Knitter's Book of Wool by Clara Parkes.

(Remember how many yarn-related quizzes there used to be for knitbloggers back in the day? We were always finding out which stitch pattern we were, or whether we were a pair of socks or a sturdy cardigan...)
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Date: Thursday, 24 Sep 2009 16:04

I've been inspired by Nicole and Jenny -- specifically, by their Single-Skein September initiative -- to crank out some small projects and use up some yarn. In the last week or so, I've knit three hats! The one shown above (Thorpe) is my favourite, and the third one. I used up the Debbie Bliss Merino Chunky that was left over from my BOB cardigan -- which means it has been hanging around for two years. I love this new hat. Bill loves it, too, so it has been christened the House Hat. No need to get possessive.

Hat #1 also used up some two-year-old yarn: a ball of Wool-Ease that I bought in Buffalo because I just liked the colour. Finally turned it into a nice, plain tuque, using this free pattern. I have a large head, so I made the large size, but it's a teensy bit too big. I may rip back a bit to make it shallower. I may not really care. I still love the colour.

And Hat #2 was all about the knitting -- less about the outcome. I've always been curious about EZ's Ganomy hat, and I had a gorgeous skein of Easter-basket-coloured merino (Yarn Love Anne Shirley), and ... now I have a lovely, ill-fitting hat. (See aforementioned large head.)

I don't think the Ganomy will survive, but it was fun to try the pattern. The yarn is so pretty that I want to use it well. I still have half the skein, and I think Ganomy will have to be sacrificed in favour of a tiny little sweater for a friend's new little girl. It will look cuter on her.

Anyway, hats! Single skeins! Quick little projects! Whee!
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Date: Wednesday, 02 Sep 2009 13:32

Here is my Featherweight Cardigan (which I'm calling the Welterweight Cardigan, because my yarn is a heavy laceweight). After this photo, I saw that I wanted a longer cardigan, so I performed some minor sweater surgery. I threaded a lifeline through the last row before the ribbing, ripped the ribbing, knit another two inches in st. st., and starting ribbing again. (So, where the needle is in the photo is about where the ribbing starts now.) I did just under two inches of ribbing and bound off. I'm going to do three-quarter-length sleeves, and I'm going to do the neck/front band in k1,p1 ribbing to avoid the dreaded curl.

My version is a little roomier than most others, but it's because I see this cardigan as a fall/winter layer instead of a summer cover-up. The yarn (Blackberry Ridge silk blend lace) is wool and silk and, like I said, heavier than other laceweight yarns, so this is going to be warm. And it needs to fit over more than a tank top. I just hope it doesn't block out to be really huge. (What? Swatch? Swhaa...?)

I picked up the current issue of Knitscene after hearing Nicole and Jenny talk about it. Is anyone else thinking of making the Heather Hoodie Vest without the hood?
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Weekend   New window
Date: Sunday, 30 Aug 2009 15:09
Author: "Alison (noreply@blogger.com)" Tags: "Mooky"
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Drifting   New window
Date: Friday, 28 Aug 2009 17:38
I'm working on a beautiful wool/silk cardigan* and nearly finished a gorgeous alpaca shawl**, but I find my knitting fantasies drifting towards winter hats and mittens. Is it because the days are getting shorter and cooler? Or because I'm bored of having the same two WIPs for the whole summer? In any case, I spent the last half hour trolling the finished Ganomy Hats on Ravelry. (The pattern for Elizabeth Zimmermann's Ganomy Hat was published in the latest Vogue Knitting.) (Come to think of it, all those hats in the fall VK probably have something to do with my tuque dreams.)

Last week, my crafting urges left the knitting world altogether, and I spent my evenings hand quilting! Remember the Scrap-X quilt? I'd gotten as far as making the quilt sandwich, so I pulled it out and started stitching. It's exciting. I'm pretty in love with it.

Once I stitch around the inside of each white square, I'm not sure how I'll quilt the scrap areas. It's a little tricky because there are so many seams, and so many spots with a double thickness of fabric. Anyway, so far so good.

* Pattern: Featherweight Cardigan / Yarn: Blackberry Ridge Wool/Silk Laceweight

** Pattern: Lightweight Mountain Peaks Shawl / Yarn: Misti Alpaca Laceweight
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