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Tour de France preparation: inspiration

July 2018 will mark my 9th year of running a Knit Along (KAL) during the Tour de France. It all started out in 2010 with the Eiffel Tower Shawl, and every year since I’ve created a new shawl pattern inspired … Continue reading

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More blocking done!

And here, at very long last, is my own Eiffel Tower Shawl. Knit from about 1.5 skeins of Wollmeise sock yarn in Jultomte, it’s big and warm and I love it. It’s about 75″ across the top and about 36″ … Continue reading

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Shawl finished, now what?

I did manage to block the green store sample Eiffel Tower Shawl. It’s gone off to the store. My own Eiffel Tower Shawl is currently soaking in my sink upstairs, so it should be blocked today and dry tomorrow. I’m … Continue reading

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In which I am clumsy, again

Great news! I cast off the new green Eiffel Tower Shawl last night. The not so great news is that I cast it off in bed last night. I have a new theory that the colour was named “Olive” when … Continue reading

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Knitting and giving

As I mentioned last time, the cotton/linen blend I’m working with is Pima Lino Lace by Diamond Yarn. The suggested needle size is 2.75mm. I’m using 3.25, but since I knit loosely, that’s like a normal person using 3.75. I’m … Continue reading

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It works, it really works

So here’s what I have after yesterday’s knitting efforts: Yarn: 1.5 skeins (~860 yds) of Wollmeise 100% Merino Superwash in Jultomte. Needles: 4 mm (US 6) Pattern: Eiffel Tower Shawl Modifications: added another yo/k2tog row after the border, as seen … Continue reading

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Another languishing project

Last week I showed you my golden Tudor Ruffles scarf in progress. I’ve got something on the needles that’s older and even closer to being finished. I’m going to show it to you now to shame me into finishing it. … Continue reading

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Golden yarn

The colour gold has played a big part in my fiber-related activities recently. I don’t remember ever being attracted to this colour other than in the last few years. I started by gradually acquiring some shiny yellowy-gold yarns. And then … Continue reading

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