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Summertime and the living is easy

Yay!  I learned Entrelac Knitting from Craftsy.  Here is the cowl that was the first class project.image

The yarn is Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Worsted in the exclusive colorway “Winter is Coming.”  I originally bought the yarn for a Game of Thrones Mystery Knit-Along.  The premise of a mystery knit-along is that the full design is revealed step by step.  I recently began reading the GoT saga, so the KAL sounded like fun.  The pattern turned out to be a hooded cowl.  Definitely NOT something that would get much use in Arizona.  Of course, I could send it to relatives in Minnesota, but then I screwed up the stitch pattern on the lace section and decided to put the whole thing in the frog pond.  To be honest, I was becoming very disenchanted with the variegated yarn.  My tastes are slowly changing to prefer solids…I better get faster in knitting up these stripey sock skeins that are laying about!

Enough about the yarn, let me go back to praising Craftsy!  The platform is awesome.  Purchase a class now, and have access forever, what’s not to like?!?  There are more lessons in the Entrelac class, but I am happy with my first project and now I can dabble with some other techniques and come back to that class when the mood strikes again.

I have to push myself on these quilting projects.  I have one more border for the Irish chain (the purple and blue on the left) and that needs to get on the longarm frame since it is due to the customer on July 1.  Yikes that’s only a week away!  Darn summer vacation when I forget what day it is…imageAnd the yellow quilt is for my super secret book project.  That’s ready for the longarm too.  That machine will really be humming when I get off my bum and go quilt!

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