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5 and Counting April 28, 2010

The convergence of spring-like weather and digging in the garden (finally) is casting a happy vibe all over the place.

Somehow, being positively productive in one part of my life rubs off on the rest and a whole bunch of stuff gets done.

I’ve attached the sleeves to the body of my black CeCe and am moving right along…


I didn’t have a really long circular needle but I did have a BUNCH of shorter ones (who knows why) and I’ve split the stitches across three needles and am knitting with a 4th.

Sort of a Super-Size DPN set, but flexible. It is the bomb!

I had to laugh thinking about what I posted the other day — that I’d knit five Basic Chic Hoodies — because once I started counting, I realized this is my fifth CeCe.

So I took a portrait of them to celebrate…


Yarns used, from l. to r.: Cotton Fleece (which gives a slightly larger result); Rowan Calmer (washed a lot and has shrunk up a little); ggh Bali (one of my very favorite yarns why the h*L* can’t I buy it at the corner store?) and last but not least another Calmer one, with short sleeves..

Looking at these makes me want to go do some closet diving and find all my little spring dresses and get them ready-to-go! Good or Bad? Living in a truly four-season climate means you have LOTS of clothing — at least Hot & Cold — which can be layered over or off to make the 2nd & 4th seasons behave.

The diff is, for me any way, is that one set is stored while the other is in play. Time to go and get Team Spring/Summer ready for their close-up ;p

It’s spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you’ve got it, you want – oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so! ~Mark Twain

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6 responses to “5 and Counting April 28, 2010”

  1. Susan says:

    I have got to knit a CeCe soon! I just love that photo.

  2. Melissa G says:

    We have Hot & Cold here, but they are so intermixed that storage isn’t practical; we’re just really good at layering ;)

  3. Seanna Lea says:

    I haven’t put away my winter gear yet, and have been using layering and sheer force of will to not pull out the puffy jacket and one of the big scarves for the last day or so. With all that, I know if I were in a slightly different part of the country I would already be wearing them. Thank goodness for wool and down.

  4. dawnaurora says:

    They are beautiful!! Love the colors

  5. Sandra Milton says:

    I love ALL of your projects always, and these are no exception…I am on my third Ce Ce, but this inspires me to want another one! Also LOVE the Mark Twain quote…so true.

  6. Ruthanne (in Seattle) says:

    Love the pictures of the Ce-Ce’s. They are beautifully inspiring. I am on my first one and it has been on hiatus for a while. . . hmmmm better get it out and start knitting!

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