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October Makes & Musings

Wow, October, (one of my favourite months of the year), just breezed in and out!  As always there has been lots of making and a few bits of fun "stuff" in between.

Due to a heavy work load, (you know, the kind of work that pays for the yarn), I didn't have as much time for making as I would have liked, but then does any maker ever have enough time for making?

The biggest project I finished in October was my Whitehorse Sweater.  This was a tremendously fun project to make.  The lace top just flies off the needles!  I went a little off piste and made the top of my sweater a gradient and was pleased with the final outcome.  You can read my more detailed notes and see more photos on Ravelry here.

The Whitehorse sweater was barely off the needle before I cast on another pattern by the same designer, Caitlin Hunter.  This one is called Zweig and incorporates lace and cables.  I also used a yarn by a new-to-me indie dyer called Black Elephant UK...gorgeous yarn!  For the main colour I went with Old Maiden Aunt, a favourite brand of mine since moving to the UK.  

I pulled out some project boxes mid-month and finished off some baby hats that had been crying out for their braided ties to be completed...sometimes I have to laugh at how near a project is to completion when I lay it down and forget about it.  

I also pulled out a bit of experimental fair isle I did with kuani yarn a few years ago....a little walk down memory lane in that piece.  

And with that, we're now in November.  Can't wait to see what this month brings!



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