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The season ahead & a Summer of Basics recap

We woke up to pouring rain this Sunday morning and temps in the low seventies, with a high in the upper seventies. Perfect for wearing my sweater, and I did just that. I can't tell you how much more comfortable I feel in my skin in layered clothes, even if it's only for the day. Cooler temps always make for a clearer mind and a happy heart for me, and it helps that physically I'm feeling much better after a virus earlier in the week...

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The Weekender sweater, finished

I bound off this sweater and gave it a bath several weeks ago, on July seventeenth, specifically. As excited I am to have a completed, hand-knitted sweater for whenever fall weather arrives here, it took some time/effort to take pictures and bear the thought of actually wearing it. However, a few weeks ago, I went to coffee with my friend Molly and she took a few pictures of me wearing it, before we melted in the heat. And to be fair, I actually wore it inside for the duration of our coffee drinking, talking, and knitting time...

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A placeholder life

These are quiet days in my life. Whenever people ask me, "What's new?" I'm not quite sure how to answer. The reality is that nothing is very new, but nothing is wrong, per say. People around us are having babies and moving and buying houses and starting new jobs...

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Small projects, special yarn

Over the last few months, I've been knitting my way through "special" yarn stash, including the Milena shawl and my Cyril socks. Most recently, I've finished a few more little knitted things, using up special yarn. I've never wanted to have a large stash of unused yarn. As much as I love sprinkling my life with beautiful things, yarn, like other good things, can get out of hand...

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Finished Cyril socks & Summer of Basics update

First of all, Happy Independence day! Nicholas and I both have the day off from work, but it turned out to be a rainy fourth of July, so we're resting and relaxing, eating burgers, watching shows, and I'm doing a fair amount of knitting. It seemed a good time to pop in and give an update about my current knitting and sewing projects, specifically, those I planned to make for Summer of Basics, and anything else I've been working on.the Weekender SweaterI've never knitted a sweater "quickly." So, it seemed only natural that I would consider the Weekender sweater the most time-consuming of my three Summer of Basics projects, and thus the one I'd start first...

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