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New Knitting Project!

Fall started yesterday, and I’m excited! Can’t wait for cooler weather, sweaters, boots, and hikes. We’re also in the middle of planning a trip to Acadia National Park in October. So nice to have something to look forward to 🙂

It’s definitely time to knit. I haven’t been doing much knitting this summer; it’s just been too hot. I’ve found myself halfheartedly starting projects with leftover stash yarn and then abandoning them midway.

The first cool breeze and I’m ready to get back into it for real. I really hate being cold, and there’s nothing like 100% wool to keep you toasty. I keep finding cute cold-weather accessories in the stores—and then discovering that they’re mostly acrylic, poly-whatever blends. What’s the point? I need to stay warm!

Yesterday I picked out a pattern for fingerless gloves and then headed to Chelsea Yarns in Holmdel. This store is the best, and the store’s owner (whose name I didn’t get) was beyond helpful. I showed her the pattern, and she helped me figure out exactly how much yarn I needed.
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I bought some really beautiful Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light. I always intend to try some other fingering-weight yarn, but I come back to this one again and again. It’s hand-dyed with really rich colors, and it’s not at all itchy. These are Madelinetosh’s Unicorn Tails, which are each 54 yards. I went home with four skeins of Onyx and one in a lighter shade for colorwork.

The pattern I chose is called Chevron Mitts by Terri Kruse. How pretty are these?

*All images and text are copyright Terri Kruse, Ninja8tofu Designs, ©2014.

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