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First, I want to say Happy Birthday to my sister!  These forget me not flowers are for you :) Mwah!


I finished my mouse, #24:

Mouse 24

My ruffly scarf is done, too:

Ruffles      Ruffle 2

It's not as long as I'd like it, but on the other hand, I couldn't take much more of those size three needles and the ruffles, so I'm happy with it. It's softer than I thought it would be. Mohair + metallic yarn would potentially = scratchy, at least around my neck, but this feels wonderful. Who knew. If I knit this again, I'd use fingering weight yarn and size 5 needles, and make it longer. It would be cool in self-striping yarn.

I started my Cartioid Shawl!

Cardioid Beginnings

I was prancing with excitement. This is how far it is as of yesterday morning:

Cartioid Shawl

I love working on it! The never ending repeats are just beginning though, so we'll see how long it takes. The yarn is very soft, but it's a bit splitty -- not bad, but I noticed it. It could be these Signature stilletto-tip needles I'm using, they're so pointy! They are awesome for some stitches where I have to knit or purl several stitches together, though.

The pattern, like all of Wendy's, is very well-written; it has both charts and written out directions, so you can choose what you like, and there are the numbers of stitches in all the parts every single row. When I get stuck on something, I just look and find out how many stitches I'm supposed  to have in that section, and I can figure out what went wrong pretty easily. I got pretty good at reading lace knitting a while back, before my stroke, and luckily, it has stayed with me. With this shawl, it's the end-of-section yarn overs that I usually miss, so far. 

It will be done next week! 



I haven't yet tried the signature needles. Let me know how you like them. It looks like you have a good start on the shawl and your ruffled scarf is divine.

Beth Collins

I absolutely LOVE my Signature needles! Yes, they are expensive, but I feel they're worth it.

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