Forthcoming

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First, a simple pullover, and I made the smallest size in the size run to test, so what-do-ya-know... it actually fits… (but barely) the very tall Miss Twelve!

Second,  with an extra skein & a half which was left over from the pullover, I designed a very simple but very showy cowl,  modeled here by Miss Fifteen . . .

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Both girls donned these bulky puffy warm knitteds in the scorching hot Northern California summer temperature, even already at ten-thirty in the morning in St Helena.  But the photos are spectacular for me to put finishing touches on the two patterns coming up very shortly, just need some combing over. Luckily I don’t have a lot else going on this week so I can get them done & dusted.  Then it will be time to knit my nieces their Autumn Sweaters based on this pattern, so watch this space for forthcoming All Things Pullovers & Cowls.

Pin-Striped Spring Sweater Tees

I am totally smitten with provisional cast-on !!! As you may have observed, every Spring and Autumn I knit a sweater , times two,  for my nieces. . . and well, it’s creeping up on the Vernal Equinox very fast.  I must make considerable progress this week !  Here is a very blurry shot of me picking the ‘right legs’ of the ‘live’ stitches beneath the pink crocheted chain I used to knit into . . .

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After picking up all the stitches from the provisional cast-on, it’s . . . zzzip  . . . the stitches are set free, ‘live’ , and ready to go get knit up into an edging  !!!

(( By the way, I’ve decided against lace this year, as a total amateur I’m just not ready yet to face all those yarn-overs ! ))

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I am doing a knit 1-purl 1 rib, then a 2-stitch cord bind-off (really, more commonly known as i-cord bind off) .  Smokey grey and dusty purple for OneWhoIsThirteen . . .

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Soon I will have finished Pin-Striped Spring Sweater Tee One to show you !

But then there’s Pin-Striped Tee Two making progress. . .  bright green and aqua for TenYearOldKid . . .

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And speaking of green things, I found this critter out on the deck today.

(( Apologies for another blurry shot, I swear I do not how to use our camera ! ))

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We have many oak trees about our house, does anybody have any good guesses as to what species of moth this might be ?