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I’m getting on a plane in a few days to go scout Portland.

What to take with? There’s a ton of projects all over the cabin in various stages of completion (or, heh, “rest” aka stalled?).

This one will probably be the best – just have to get winding the yarn…

This is a black sweater.

I like black sweaters. Am currently finishing the sleeves on a black cotton blend little number. ;p

But the wind is telling me it’s time to go for the Wool.

So here we have a bunch of skeins of Black Water Abbey worsted that have found a delightful new trajectory: UMA.

The UMA cardigan is something I’ve wanted to design for quite awhile. It is a very daily bread kind of garment; something you can have on hand to throw on to run to the mailbox (now across the road) or lounge around in the cabin (as it gets much cooler in the evenings).

Made with elbow length sleeves, it’s very go-to-the-office fashion friendly too. :)

Chic Knits UMA

I’m making this one with long sleeves (pattern includes directions for both).

But what’s really exciting about this is that this has top-down set-in sleeves — which I’ve fallen in love with. They seem to put the magic back into the project just when I traditionally hit a stall — and there’s no pesky sewing or having to fiddle with squooshing the cap into the hole. (How’s that for a scientific description?)!

Chic Knits Uma

Just gentle, balanced knitting.

And in this case, To-Go…

Any and all suggestions for exploring and enjoying Portland next week (through the 25th) give a shout?


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