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Sub-Tropical Smoothie

After months of hemming and hawing, I finally headed out to meetup with the local knitting group.  I made it out the door a little later than I planned, but what’s worse is, I went to the wrong location.  For some reason, they chose not to list the actual street address for the location – just the street name.  Guess what, y’all – there’s more than one Tropical Smoothie on that particular avenue.

After 45 minutes, I finally made it to the right location and was promptly welcomed to pull up a chair and pull out my yarn.  Dontcha just love knitters?  I decided to work on something that wouldn’t take a lot of concentration so I could try to meet my fellow yarnsters:


This photo doesn’t do the yarn justice.  I picked up a couple of skeins of madelinetosh DK in the Tart colorway and cast on for her Honey Cowl.  I loooove this color (hell, I love all her colors!).   The pattern says I’m supposed to work on it until it’s 11″ high, but I figure I’ll stop around 7-8″ – that should be enough to keep my neck toasty warm.

My other project du jour is Thea Colman’s Cape Cod sweater (Ravelry link).

cape1back lace panel

This Brooks Farm Four Play has been knit and frogged and knit and tinked so many times that it’s going to take some impressive blocking, but I hope it still turns out.  I need to lifeline it and try it on to see if it’s as baggy as I think it is.  It would be nice to actually finish a sweater before spring came around, but we know how much I looooove to finish projects.

So, anyone have any sock patterns I need to cast on for?

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