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Name: Marsha Brofka-Berends
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Friday, December 08, 2006

New project

I still have three projects--two cardigans and one dress--to finish up for Sylvia. (The knitting on those is finished: I have to sew in ends and seam one, and block and add buttons to all three.) And I still have some Christmas knitting to complete: the pointy-toed Christmas stocking, the hat for my brother, and a Moebius scarf, among others. So what do I do? Start another project, of course!

I'm making the kimino-style sweater for Sylvia from Minnies: QuickKnits for Babies and Toddlers, by Jil Eaton. I'm using Cotton Comfort from Green Mountain Spinnery in the Weathered Green color. (It's the sixth skein from the left in this picture. The color doesn't show up nearly as well in my photo.) I bought this stuff at the GMS store/workshop in Putney, Vermont, last August and have been trying to decide what to do with it every since. This yarn is 80% wool and 20& organic cotton, and it is a real treat to work with. It has some texture and tooth to it, but isn't scratchy. The result will be a lightweight sweater that should be wearble nearly year round, I hope. It's knitting up fairly quickly, too: I've already finished the back and have started on the left-front piece.


Anonymous said...

Lots of knitting on your end, too! Any shipping deadlines? I hope not, they're awfully stressful... Looking forward to seeing the finished kimono sweater!

Tuesday, December 12, 2006 1:09:00 PM  
Marsha Brofka-Berends said...

No shipping deadlines for me, fortunately! All of my stuff is destined for people I'll actually be seeing in person.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006 3:29:00 PM  

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