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Halfway +

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The stress knitting has slowed a smidgeon, mostly because the hands have had to be on the keyboard rather than the knitting needles and no matter how much I'd like to be stress knitting, typing can be slightly more productive in reducing the stressful workload. 
Last weekend I made a run down to Purdue for a two-day workshop. It was rejuvenating and interesting and I got to make plans with a colleague for a spring 2017 project (I said "hey..next March" and he was all O_o but realistically that is when we'll be able to look at it.). 

And while there I got to start on skein 3 of 4 for my Firecracker Nuvem. I was very very bored and done with the second skein. The first skein was a push to get through nothing but black, I knew that was going to be tedious but also it was the beginning of the project, so it was exciting. 
Skein 2 was not exciting. It was the least bright of the three skeins and knitted up, the yarn muted further. I was actively struggling to find enthus…

Real Live Finished Objects and the Indy500

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Stash Day finally  started! A week ago. But I wasn't really participating until May 31, which is when I cast off and blocked my first two objects.


First up is the Lady Bertram Shawl by Wendy Johnson. I was pleased how this turned out, though was very burnt out on it at the end. Johnson calls for Chart A, Chart B, Chart C, Chart A, cast off.  Only, I still had a LOT of yarn left. Not enough to do another project and I was through enough for Loopy Academy but still...so onwards I went A, B, C, A, B, C, and then while in the first four rows of A (round 3!) I said enough. I could have done a complete repeat of A the third time but I'm okay with having not. 

Gypsy, of course, was helping with blocking. This is in the gift bin, waiting a final home. 
This project was supposed to be a hat, but it took a sharp left turn when I realized that because I hadn't read really much of anything properly, it wouldn't take enough yarn to meet Loopy Academy requirements. So I went for a d…