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Friday, February 15, 2019

The Year of Breakthroughs

Maybe this year is the year for breakthroughs on longstanding design ideas, because they just keep coming. I've had this yarn for a few years, and I knew I wanted to design a shawl with it, and I knew what I wanted the shawl to feel like, but I never quite got it there. I even cast on for it two different times, but neither was quite right, and then a few weeks ago, it all came together.

I'm really enjoying knitting this shawl so far—I've only just started the lace pattern, and I'm really excited to see it grow. I admit, it feels kind of weird to be juggling this with my other current shawl sample, but they're pretty different from one another, and for now I'm okay switching between the two.

This weekend we're supposed to get snow, so I'm going to hole up in my apartment and put the finishing touches on my new cardigan pattern and get pattern photos taken. The pattern will be going live the beginning of next week, so stay tuned for that. My big, exciting not-work plan for this weekend is to watch the Lord of the Rings trilogy, since it's been a few months since I last did that, and I have a cowl that I've been knitting for a while now that's almost finished and that I'd like to get off the needles while it's still winter.

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