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Jane
SustaYning Member

USA
4370 Posts

Posted - 08/22/2013 :  03:50:16 AM  Show Profile  Visit Jane's Homepage Send Jane a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The season is changing for most of us, before long there'll be a chill in the air. I've been squirreling away pattern ideas for weeks now.

Some of the designs that have caught my eye are Bristol Ivy's In August, Away cowl, Martina Behm's Brickless scarf, and any one of Susan Ashcroft's Boomerang scarves.

I'm making good progress on my Cinnamon Toast shawl by Laura Aylor, in tosh merino light. I thought it would be a long-term project, but it's taking me less time than I thought it would!

So everyone, what's in your queue? What are you knitting now?

Jane

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donnawatk
Seriously Hooked

755 Posts

Posted - 08/22/2013 :  04:42:06 AM  Show Profile Send donnawatk a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hi Jane, I have my second cardigan its a top down, my first. Estelle cardigan by Linden Down. I have the sleeves to do and be done. I also have Dryad by Jared Flood. I'm looking for yard for Stephen West (Westknits) 2013 Mystery knit . Donna
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marfa
Permanent Resident

USA
1954 Posts

Posted - 08/22/2013 :  05:36:51 AM  Show Profile  Visit marfa's Homepage Send marfa a Private Message  Reply with Quote
How do.

Jane, what a great topic this is - thanks for starting it.

Daydream content for me re casting on:
++ 2 sweaters - one w/ Spirit Trail Fiberworks & the other, Briar Rose yarns (2 companies that are daydream-worthy just on their own!!)
++ scarves & cowls w/Great White Bale yarns in patterns by our own Jane!
++ a Wissahickon Cowl, a pattern design by our own Purlewe!

Martha

http://marfasmewsings.blogspot.com
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Shelia
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USA
2345 Posts

Posted - 08/22/2013 :  06:56:24 AM  Show Profile  Visit Shelia's Homepage Send Shelia a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I am currently just finishing Version 2 of a scarf pattern in the latest Bale yarn. (Version 1 was knitted is a merino/bamboo blend and I really don't like the yarn) I really love the yarn and like how the pattern has worked out. My other project is a thick-n-thin shawlette using 2 stash yarns from last year, a Handmaiden silk fingering weight and Rowan Kidsilk Haze.

Next up may be a hooded scarf to take to Antarctica in January, or maybe something with the 1500 yards of CVM/ cashmere laceweight that I just plied up a couple of days ago.

Shelia
www.breezyridgestudio.com
ravelry name - sheliaknits
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purlewe
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1916 Posts

Posted - 08/22/2013 :  06:59:31 AM  Show Profile  Visit purlewe's Homepage Send purlewe a Private Message  Reply with Quote
How about I have so many things I would like to FINISH!!!

-My New Beginnings from last year.
-2 fair isle sweaters. (one adult sized, one child sized)
-a test knit sweater (I only have 2 sleeves left!)

Then I will cast on next week a sweater I am teaching at my LYS. ACK too many things!

Life is not a having and a getting, but a being and a becoming. ~Myrna Loy
http://purlewe.typepad.com/
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ikkivan
Gabber Extraordinaire

USA
509 Posts

Posted - 08/22/2013 :  07:28:58 AM  Show Profile  Visit ikkivan's Homepage Send ikkivan a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I am winding my hanks of yarn to begin a "wedding blanket" for my recently married grandson; hope to finish before end of winter in his home in South Dakota. However, I live in SW Oklahoma, and refused to have a wool blanket spread all over me in the spring and summer, which is why it wasn't made in time for the early August wedding! I have four hanks of Miss Babs Yowza undyed merino, to make a blanket-sized Sopresa Surprise Throw.

Donna, with intentions always bigger than her available time. (OkieDokieKnitter on Ravelry)
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kkknitter
Seriously Hooked

680 Posts

Posted - 08/22/2013 :  10:18:11 AM  Show Profile Send kkknitter a Private Message  Reply with Quote
As soon as August was here I started to think SHAWLS, and I started with Michelle Bernstein's "Pacific" in Sundara (Cobalt over Mediterranean), followed by Jen Lucas's "Wallingford" in Madeleinetosh Sock ( Winter Wheat). At the end of last week I cast on Martina Behm's "Miss Winkle" in Plucky Knitter (Morticia).

Next I'm eyeing Lisa Myers's scarf "Eternidad"--yarn to be determined. Also Sandi Prosser's "Lace Edged Cowl"; I have some heavy lace yarn from Fiber Optic and thought that would be a good fit.

Needless to say I'm enjoying finally being retired!

Kristina

--kk

Flickr pics: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kkknitter/
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dothead
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USA
532 Posts

Posted - 08/23/2013 :  07:56:44 AM  Show Profile Send dothead a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I am about to start this really wonderful cowl

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/persimmon-3

(hopefully this link works)

The designer is talented and a really nice person

Vicki, the Constant Lurker(who sometimes stops lurking and actually posts)
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Jane
SustaYning Member

USA
4370 Posts

Posted - 08/23/2013 :  09:45:31 AM  Show Profile  Visit Jane's Homepage Send Jane a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by dothead

I am about to start this really wonderful cowl

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/persimmon-3

(hopefully this link works)

The designer is talented and a really nice person

Vicki, the Constant Lurker(who sometimes stops lurking and actually posts)



Jane

Betty deserves everything and more: Make a Donation
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marfa
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USA
1954 Posts

Posted - 08/24/2013 :  1:35:18 PM  Show Profile  Visit marfa's Homepage Send marfa a Private Message  Reply with Quote
How do.

Vicki, thanks for the reminder re our own Jane - I amended my post because the scarves & cowls from Great White Bale Yarn will be done w/ patterns from Jane.

Martha

http://marfasmewsings.blogspot.com
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jtamsn
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USA
1674 Posts

Posted - 08/24/2013 :  8:07:57 PM  Show Profile Send jtamsn a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Currently working on a Lisa Knits "Readers Wrap", have a couple of sweaters lined up to make for my granddaughter and a hat as well.
judy
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stherio
New Pal

USA
48 Posts

Posted - 08/29/2013 :  05:08:01 AM  Show Profile  Visit stherio's Homepage Send stherio a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm working on a Yankee Knitter pattern - simple "car knitting" sweater for ME! All ME!!!! Then, I have a zippered sweater pattern I found where I can use some Bartlett yarn I've been hoarding, again for ME!. I'm getting older and I want to be a little selfish with the "good" sweaters.....then back to stuff for the grandbaby......

Suzy
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scarfitup
Chatty Knitter

191 Posts

Posted - 08/29/2013 :  05:14:21 AM  Show Profile  Visit scarfitup's Homepage Send scarfitup a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Last night I wore a lightweight, cotton poncho that looks handmade. Got it at some thrift or consignment store years ago and never wore it. Got lots of compliments and decided that I should just make one (to sell at my local gallery). So I came home, scoured the stash, and cast on. I think it's too many stitches, so I may start over, but it will be worthwhile (I think/hope!)

It's a simple wide rectangle - all garter stitch - with needles much larger than would normally be required for the yarn. It is then stitched together in parts with an opening for the head. It could be perfect - especially if I use far fewer stitches. Boring knitting, but hopefully worth the time and effort.

Scarf It Up!
http://scarf-it-up.blogspot.com
http://flickr.com/photos/scarfitup
http://scarfitup.etsy.com
http://www.facebook.com/scarfitupwilmington
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ElendilPickle
New Pal

4 Posts

Posted - 08/29/2013 :  08:07:52 AM  Show Profile Send ElendilPickle a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I should probably finish my http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/in-dreams-mystery-shawlIn Dreams shawl, which has been hibernating in my kntting bag for about a year, and the http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/up-on-the-roofUp on the Roof cardigan I've been working on this year.
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ella
New Pal

12 Posts

Posted - 08/29/2013 :  12:35:16 PM  Show Profile Send ella a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Waiting for cooler weather (and hoping to finish before the 2014 spring thaw) is the stash of Noro that wants to become a mitered square blanket.

Meanwhile, am casting on as many pair of mittens for charity as my stash of superwash wool will permit.

And there is that basket of "ufo"s aiming guilt rays at my favorite knitting chair. . . I guess I just never want to stop knitting!!
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john-maggie@sbcglobal.net
New Pal

17 Posts

Posted - 08/29/2013 :  3:59:06 PM  Show Profile Send john-maggie@sbcglobal.net a Private Message  Reply with Quote
When I finish the project I'm currently working on (30 boas made of the lace yarn that makes boas for my Sweet Adelines chorus), I'm going to cast on the Irish Aran Cable sweater for our clan for my son. I ordered the yarn a couple of years ago from Ireland, and had better make it soon or the moths will have eaten it!

No telling when it will be finished, but the boas must be finished by end of October!

Knit on!
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kkknitter
Seriously Hooked

680 Posts

Posted - 08/30/2013 :  09:45:00 AM  Show Profile Send kkknitter a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I had a change of heart, and I'm now working on Imagine When by Joji Locatelli in Sundara yarn, colorway Red Roses. Very beutiful shawl with a bit of drama, and the pattern is written for Sundara Fingering. I also cast on Tintilla by Martina Behm in Prism Merino Mia, colorway Loam. All her patterns are so well written and easy to follow.

In September I have to go back to some unfinished sock projects.
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MrsGranda
New Pal

4 Posts

Posted - 08/31/2013 :  6:14:56 PM  Show Profile Send MrsGranda a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I am currently working on a blanket for my daughter. Super simple pattern but I believe she will LOVE it.
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Gibson Girl
Chatty Knitter

USA
151 Posts

Posted - 09/12/2013 :  11:50:35 AM  Show Profile  Visit Gibson Girl's Homepage Send Gibson Girl a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Well, first I need to sew several projects together for winter (such as it is here in AZ)that I knitted over the summer. Wanting to wear them is the impetus for finishing. Then waiting in the wings is a Kaffe Fassett vest that I want to make using up a ton of stash yarns. Don't you just love it when you find the perfect project to use up (some of)that stash???
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