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More than This November 1, 2011

Wearing a WIP on one’s lap like a blanket means one thing around here.

It is Fall.

For real.

There are nip-sies in the corners; little cold pockets here-and-there in the house, poking.

Yesterday, I was wearing a silk chiffon scarf and when I took it off, I was surpised at the sudden coolness of my neck. The lingering warmth in the silk I held in my hands was a revelation.

Just understanding that that one layer could make such a difference was stunning.

So, even though I’m living in the Land-of-a-Thousand Unfinished Sleeves, it doesn’t mean I’m not enjoying myself. This sweater spreads out nicely over my limbs as I knit and feels so very cozy. I’ve perfected the back-and-forth of knitting with two circulars so it only moves the sleeve to-and-fro in a minimum arc as I go from side-to-side. (BUZZER: overuse of compounds!)

Sorry. :)

Here is one Vonica sleeve finished:

Chic Knits Vonica

Speaking of LUCK, or lack thereof: about a week ago, we were deeply tweaking the Chic Knits’ website. It appears we poked it with a too-sharp stick, because suddenly, the RSS feeds went whack-a-doodle! They had lost their way but hopefully, we’ve put them back on track. Our sincere apologies for the list-reader angst we delivered – it was truly gruesome.
So we’d like to ask you to do something:
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I think everything is making nice so far (can’t remove the old list, though, sorry!) – now all we have to do is finish knitting our second sleeve and block it.

Such a transformation between No blocking / Blocking!

Chic Knits VonicaChic Knits Vonica

I’m now about 4″ into the next sleeve this morning and if luck holds out, maybe new threads are right around the corner! I’m loving this in wool…

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