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  1. Great work! I haven’t felt motivated to knit for a year or two now. I’m ready to get back on the bandwagon!

    I love your potato chip sweater! Beautiful colors, too!

    ๐Ÿ™‚ Cori

    • Thanks. The yarn is Noro Silk Garden Lite, Color 2094, and for the bottom I used Size 6 needles. For the top I’m using Size 4, to get the inward curve for the waist and the nice fitting at the bust.

      I’m on the fifteenth variation of a sleeve right now. At this point just doing simple garter rounds and decreasing from time to time. I discovered I hated the business of diamonds, or long panels. So as of now it’s much more subdued than I’d anticipated. But I like it much more.

      Not sure what I’m going to do for closures yet. Maybe i-cord loops and pegged buttons.

      So… Knitting neep. ๐Ÿ˜€

      • I love Noro yarns. I love their colorways, and the hand, especially with the silks. Mmm. Beautiful choice of yarn!

        I have yet to do one of the “potato chip” scarves that I’ve meant to do knit, or to make myself the Einstein Coat from Sally Melville’s “The Knit Stitch,” but I think your sweater might encourage that! I love easy knitting, like you’re describing. I’m not so good with the counting every stitch and every row. I love easy to memorize patterns.

        I hope the rest of your sweater goes smoothly. And good luck with the weaving in of ends, especially with a feline around. I have six of them, and that might be part of the reason that I haven’t been knitting much lately. Although it’s sounding mighty tempting!

        ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy Knitting!!

  2. While finally catching up on emails pre- and during NaNoWriMo, I am trying to catch up on all the changes with you. I love this page. (I also signed up on your Patreon page for $5.)
    I took care of my mother the last 12 years of her life. She was legally blind but still knitting and crocheting, everything from baby blankets and wheelchair lap robes for the local nursing homes, to making crocheted toys and dressing teddy bears for the yearly Toys for Tots campaign. After her passing, I donated all her books, yarn, and doll making supplies to a nearly senior center.
    I love the sweater. If she were still here with me, I’d want her to make one like it for me. LOL

  3. I’m sure you’ll enjoy your sweater and if you can’t find it, you know who to blame! But I bet he won’t show you where he hides it.

  4. I wish you had a Like button! Your cat was a lot more patient than mine would have been. Your writing life sounds a lot like mine lately. And I was supposed to be taking December off!

    • The lucky person in this instance is me. That’s my birthday yarn, and my present in this case is both the fun of making the thing and getting to keep it when I’m done.

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