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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Yarn Along - The 2015 Iknitarod Begins

Now to try to catch up with the Iknitarod.  I hate these rushed posts, but I don't know what else to do at this point.  Hopefully things will settle down.  HAHAHA!!!  Kentucky shearing starts tomorrow, so our sheep are soon on the list.  Seems odd following so quickly after all that snow and cold weather.  Whew!

I love skeins of yarn way more than balls of yarn so I'd left Maisie's yarn in skeins until the very last day.  This was the big rain that turned into the big snow.  

20's got me ready to go.  We picked the feed sack bag because it's big enough for all the big balls of fat yarn, but also because it features sheep feed, Maisie's second favorite thing in life after Cheerios :-).

The pattern I chose is Hitch Pullover from the Fall Interweave Knits.

I cast on Saturday afternoon sitting out in the snow, toasty warm in the bright sun.

With plenty of good help.  My mascot this year is a tiny pink eared lamb from my kitchen collection.

I'm knitting both sleeves at the same time so I don't run the risk of knitting one tighter than the other and having them not match.  I started with double pointed needles, but ended up switching to magic loop when I gave a new needle (Addi Natura) a try and loved them.  My typical slow start, but so far, so good and Maisie is behaving herself so far as well ;-).  

What am I reading/listening to?  A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman.  This was one recommended a few weeks ago and I have loved it and only have about 45 minutes left and I'm going to be sad when it's done.  Highly recommend!

Joining in with Ginny and the Iknitarod.

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