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It’s Wednesday

And . . .

I haven’t finished the Musselburgh Hat yet but I have started the decreases. I know, my progress on this is pathetic. But it’s because of the kitties. And maybe also Christmas baking.

The Santa Hat is in the same place (literally, on a high shelf in my kitchen) as it was a week ago. This was never something I planned on finishing for this year, I just want to wear it in my town’s Christmas parade next year so there’s no rush.

Once I finish the Musselburgh Hat I suspect I will start another one as I have another skein of Gauge Dyeworks in the color Colourwheel.

I’m also starting to think about casting on a bigger project. Perhaps next week when I’m home for Christmas break or perhaps on January 1st. Whenever I do start, I’m fairly certain it will be the Daytripper Cardigan. I bought the yarn for this in Iceland at the oh-so-impressive Handknitting Association of Iceland. It’s Lopi, of course, and I chose colors that remind me of Iceland: grey for the lava fields, green for the summer mountains, ice blue for the ocean, deep blue and purple for the sky. It’s a project I’m truly looking forward to both working on and, ultimately, wearing.

And that’s my knitting update for this week. What are you knitting right now?

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  1. Hooray for knitting without deadlines! You will surely finish the Musselburgh hat someday, and I would bet that the Santa hat will be completed by next year. I can’t wait to see the Lopi colors you chose; I’m already imagining a gorgeous sweater in my mind!

  2. I need to get on the Musselburgh Bandwagon… perhaps in the New Year! (And I just love MaryJane’s designs! They are so fun to knit!)

  3. I can see where the kitties would really slow down the knitting! 😉
    I can’t wait to see the Daytripper Cardigan! How fun to have a totally Iceland souvenir sweater.

  4. I can’t wait to see your colors for your cardigan. It will be a fantastic reminder of an amazing trip! The kittens are a good excuse for slow knitting, as is baking. I think it’s a nice change to not have a knitting deadline at this time of year and to instead be able to enjoy it and all the other stuff happening!

  5. I was just telling Bonny this morning about my challenges in knitting hats. I am looking forward to see your hat when you finish it. I think the Daytripper will be gorgeous in those colors, and a truly wonderful memento of your trip. My stepson brought me back a sweater from Iceland in Icelandic wool, and that thing is incredibly warm. I love wearing it when it is very cold. No knitting here lately. Too many holiday chores. I am so glad you have been able to return to knitting, Carole.

  6. Can’t wait to see your daytripper! I’ve admired many.

    So happy to hear that you’re getting to knit again. Just in time for the footbsll playoffs! I remember the scarf you did (that WAS you, right?) with the scores for the games as your color choices…

    Left index finger injury on a dog walk is slowing me down (continental knitter). Just taped it to my middle finger as a splint, and I’m going to go back to throwing for a bit. A friend has an office in a medical building that is freezing year ’round. I’m trying to finish some fingerless mitts for her… We shall see…

  7. I love how relaxed you are about your knitting right now (and I hope that lasts!) … and look forward to seeing that Daytripper – it sounds lovely.

  8. Musselburgh is also on my needles but my slow progress has nothing to do with kitties. Now that I really need it, I plan to give it more time. I would rather watch your kitties than do anything!

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