Saturday, October 04, 2014

Six Weeks Later And There's Snow Flurries

Seriously. Back in August, heat and humidity we had not seen all summer long this year. Today? Snow flurries this morning as I walked the Tank. Welcome to living in the Midwest.

And while the blog has been idle of news, I have not been so unproductive. I studied like a possessed person and passed my boards (massive relief), managed to catch my first cold of the autumn season (damn it), and get a bit of knitting done.

This is for a friend who celebrated a milestone birthday this year:

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It went through several styles of scarf before I settled on the cowl in the bee stitch. It's lightweight, soft, smooshy, incredibly warm, and the color is a delight. Good thing it's not blue or I'd have to knit the friend something else!

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Down and dirty details:

US 8 - 5.0 mm

Jade Sapphire Mongolian Cashmere 4-ply

How much?
2 skeins = 400.0 yards (365.8 meters), 110 grams

Raisin d etre

Purchased at
Jimmy Beans Wool in Reno, Nevada

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Next up, I'm continuing work on the Ribbed Bolero Vest in which I may looking like a molting yak, but it'll be cozy when I'm not taken hostage by Fire In The Disco this fall and winter.