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Ros

I have been working on this 'Advent' scarf since Dec 23rd (I started very late!). My gauge is tiny so I've had to add a lot of extra bands. But it is so lovely and I'm enjoying just having a little bit to do every day. I will miss it when I'm done.

Cornflower

Wow, Ros!
A little a day is a good way!

Ros

It is an incredibly satisfying thing to knit because the progress is so measurable.

Cornflower

I know exactly what you mean.

Blair

Knitcol self striping socks for my three nieces (hope to be done by Valentine's day) and a skirt, pattern from Churchmouse Yarn and Tea, hopefully done while it is still wintery weather as it is a dark wooly knit.

Georgina

Halfway through a sock started in September. Knitting mojo gone...

Cornflower

Well done, Blair - you're very productive!

Cornflower

Sometimes just picking up the piece of work is enough to get going again. Good luck, Georgina!

Fran H-B

Just sent off a newborn gift of a couple of pairs of bootees( Debbie Bliss), a pair of socks and helmet hat. Before that it was striped hot water bottle covers for Christmas (6) so now I think its time I made something for me.I rather fancy a Fair Isle beret to go with a new duffle coat.

Darlene

I love, love, love, that inky blue and the sock pattern is beautiful!

Just before Christmas I finished a pair of socks that were started last March, just before my shoulders were cursed. They have been packed off to Canterbury for someone nice; better late than never. I've cast on for the Saroyan scarf but half an hour of that strained the ligaments in my shoulders a fair bit. Slow and steady therapy perhaps...

Cornflower

I'm impressed, Fran!

Cornflower

The blue is wonderful, and the stitch definition is great.
How vexing that even knitting is putting strain on your poor shoulders. I do hope you'll be back to normal soon, Darlene.

Swissrose

LOL, yes... I knitted an Ishbel shawl last week while convalescing, also finished off a jumper that had been languishing. Now I am working on a KAL for a shawl (Follow your arrow/Ysolda) and have just cast on some Shetland that has also been lying around for too long, to make a small blanket, simple mindless knitting ;)
I wrote about wanting to try steeking this year...

Cornflower

I've yet to steek but would like to try, too.
Meanwhile, you're another super-productive person, Swissrose, so take a bow!

B R Wombat

Oh, I'm late to the party here. Glad to see your works in progress. I've recently taken up sock knitting and have become totally addicted. I always enjoy the first one but do tend to start on another yarn rather than finish a pair. It also means that my reading's taken a back seat - something that's never happened before.

Cornflower

I know what you mean. It's possible to knit and read at the same time (especially with an easy pattern and a Kindle), but not ideal. Because I'm keen to get on with both I'm pausing in my reading and knitting a row every ten pages!

Rebecca

Just finished a round of very satisfying "small knits" (three hats, some baby booties), but have been ignoring a voluminous pullover for my quite-large son, which needs some remodeling so he can wear it (sigh, but also what I enjoy about knitting: I can decide if I remodel, ignore, carry on regardless. . . ). Also just starting a simple pair of socks in bright self-patterning yarn to inspire me through the coldest winter I can remember in a long time!

B R Wombat

I'm so addicted it would be a sentence every 10 rounds!

Anji

My knitting group has decided to have a project to knit to the Winter Olympics. We're all making a moebuis cowl. This is an interesting technique designed by Cat Bordhi. The cast on is a little fiddly and once you have worked your way around the first round, it is endless knitting, where your original cast on is in the middle of the cowl. I am still not sure how that happened. On the other hand I am not really sure if I will be able to cast on again!!

Cornflower

Hah!

Cornflower

I've never used self-patterning yarn but I can certainly see the attraction - let the yarn do the work!
Keep warm , Rebecca.

Cornflower

Good luck, Anji!

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