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making tracks

I’ve been making serious dents in my in-progress pile, and I’m loving the feeling of finishing off languishing older knits. I’ve got some exciting new stuff planned out, but for the time being I’m going to try to finish off these oldies.

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I’ve only got this little (hollow) ball of yarn left on the third skein of Malabrigo for the Clapotis. Once I attatch the fourth ball I’ll be starting the decreases, which I anticipate will go quickly. I love projects like this (and like sock toes, and hats) that decrease as you go, since the rows get progressively shorter & faster as you get closer to the end! The last chunk of knitting just flies by. I’m sure I’ll make my goal of finishing this project during Malabrigo March (I’ve been dutifully knitting a row or two each night), and I’m really happy that I decided to finally be good & get this over with!

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My carry-along project this week has been the Ribbed Lace Bolero. I just attached the 3rd ball and I’m a little past the halfway point on this project.  I’m still really enjoying the yarn, it’s a  possum/merino blend from Louisa, all the way in Australia. It’s such an unusual texture! Very smooshy yet firm, smooth yet fuzzy… and I love the stitch definition. I’ll continue to work on this one daily until I break down and start a new sock project.