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Silk shawl

Just finished is the Shoulder Shawl with cherry leaf pattern from Victorian Lace today. The yarn is a heavy weight silk from ColourMart UK in a steely blue colour. I used 4.5mm needles.

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Latest Project

In this lace scarf, I've taken half the design from the "Muir" shawl in the current Knitty.com.

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Meadow Flowers Shawl

Finished at last. My version of Meadow Flowers Shaw by Donna Kay from the book 'Knitter's Stash'.

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Men knitters in or near Sydney on TV

Channel 7 in Sydney is filming a segment on men knitters at the Rose Hill Craft show in August at the Hand Spinners and Weavers stand.

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FO

Why is that I have more WIPs than FOs! Here is my latest FO, the Undulating Rib Sock from the Favorite Socks book by Interweave. The yarn, a washable merino wool from That Spinning Place website, is in shades of pale green, chocolate, lavender and violet....called Mood Swings. Have a look at the attached image.

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Wires

I was interested to read gryphon00's entry about his new frame and wires. Does anyone know if it is possible to make blocking wires? I'm thinking some sort of steel or stainless steel wire cut to appropriate lengths and the ends would need to be smoothed. I read about a man who made his own steel needles, so I suppose finding the suitable wire would be the way to start. Any ideas?

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Candle flame lace shawl

Fresh from being blocked is my latest FO, the Candle Flame Shawl (a freebie pattern by Knit Picks). It is knitted in Australian 2ply laceweight wool, cranberry shade, by Bendigo Woollen Mills (email them for a free shade card).

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Next big project

I'm starting to get myself organised to knit River Run Pullover designed by Ron Schweitzer from the book Knitter's Stash. It is a Fair Isle using all nine natural, undyed shades of Shetland wool, and the colours range from white to brownish-black.

I'm really looking forward to this challenge as the last Fairisle I knitted was too small by the time I'd finished it, so I unpicked it and did it again in a larger size. It is still too tight around my somewhat fleshy middle, and will be given away to an anorexic when it is finished. Wish me luck ;-)

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WIP

This is a detail of an alpaca laceweight scarf I'm knitting. The yarn is fom an Etsy shop, Pancake and Lulu, and is a beautifully soft multidyed green, Loden shade, which doesn't show up well in this pic, it is darker. The stitch is a vertical drop stitch from a Vogue book.

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More socks!

Latest off the needles is a pair of socks in merino/cashmere/nylon hand-dyed in an almost solid amethyst. I'm sorry that I didn't knit a design in this yarn.

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