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SHEDIR IS COMPLETE!! i will take pictures of it this weekend to post. it looks GREAT and fits nice and snug. i'm so proud of the end product - lots of work and it really paid off. last night was an exciting race against the clock as my obsessive finishing compulsion kept me up into the wee hours, despite my knowledge of the alarm that was set for 7am this morning.... totally worth the loss of sleep. i've been pumping out the hats like nobody's business - the christmas gift pile is growing. here's a little inventory: * * *...

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i've been struck with a feverish resolve to comlpe shedir this week! i've spent a good few hours on it the last few nights and am closing in on the victory. i'm shaping the crown and should be finishing it tonight... i'm very happy with the progress. it looks great! when i finish i'll take some pictures and post. until then... probably knitting till my fingers bleed!ooh - i also purchased the new men's issue of knit.1 magazine. its wonderful, a lot of great patterns, especially in the hat realm. you should all check it out at barnes and noble...

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photos..... finally....

i finally got around to taking some photos of my stuff this week. i'll post them periodically throughout the next couple of days so as not to overwhelm you all.here is the progress on the Shedir Cabled Cap from knitty.com. As you can imagine its a little slow-going and very mentally engaging.... not always my preference when i'm wanting a little zen time with my needles. but i have been working on and off and the finish line is in sight. i think i'll try to complete it this week. its made with Rowan Calmer and is soft and streeeetchy....

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life has been crazy lately. dont fret... i've still been knitting fiercely. can't remember a time when i wasn't... but nevertheless. i haven't posted as much as i've planned recently, including pictures! (sorry - i know how annoying pictureless blogs are.) i finished the malabrigo ear flap hat and have started another hat (cable cap) that i'm designing with my other hank of this blessed merino. i hope everyone is knitting well... while i feel like i've been very productive over the last few weeks i still feel like i have a huge weight of holiday projects looming over my...

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i am too-anxiously awaiting the release of the new knit.1 if the sweater pattern on the cover is that good, its already worth buying.not to mention, its the male issue - one of the few resources for male patterns that i can actually justify investing my time and fibers in.i guess i'll be twiddling my thumbs till nov. 15 for a new sweater project...

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