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November was a very fiber-filled month for me.  First, I ordered some fiber from Play at Life Fiber Arts on etsy.  Then, my mother-in-law sent me several bumps of fiber from a Fiber Optic truck show and a few skeins of natural colored fingering weight yarn I needed for a project.   Finally, I went to the Ravelry event at The Knitting Nest.

Here’s a little collage of all the goodies:
Yarn-Fiber collage

I’ve been putting all that goodness to work.  One (possibly two) new designs, several Christmas presents, one baby gift, and even a little something in the works for me.

Two of the Fiber Optic rovings have been turned into yarn:
Chocolate Truffle (merino/tencel):             Days of Wine and Roses (merino/bamboo):
Chocolate Truffle Mom's yarn

And here’s the baby blanket I’m working on:
baby blanket

It’s the Latvian Garden Baby Blanket.  It does require some concentration, but it will be so beautiful when it is finished.

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I finished knitting the Citron shawlette.  I added in an extra pattern repeat, because I wanted to have more depth, and use all of the handspun I possibly could.  I ended up with about 10 yards leftover, so I’d say I did pretty good.  I really like the way it  came out, even if it did take me 2 hours to bind it all off.

Citron

The pattern was easy to follow and memorize (I only had to check numbers on the m1 rows).  I’d be tempted to use it again sometime, but there are so many other great patterns out there, that I’m not sure if I’ll get back around.

I also finished up a pair of socks for Steve, but I can’t really talk about them at the moment.  Hopefully more on those soon.

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A quick little post, because I am so excited about my latest finished objects.

Handspun Fraternal Socks

This yarn didn’t sit long.  I had it up on my mantle (with the rest of my ever growing collection of handspun) and it kept whispering at me to cast on some socks.  One day it was too much, so I eschewed all of my other works-in-progress and cast on.  They are lovely.  The socks are super squishy.  Partly because I overspun the singles- so the yarn is super sproingy, and partly because they are heavier than most of my normal socks.

yes, my legs really are that white

Now we are off to Spring Farm Days at World Hunger Relief (this is the farm where we get our CSA), brunch at the pub, grocery shopping, and hopefully a stop at the cheese store.

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