Flax Sweater Frogging Yarn

Skeins N⁰. 03- N⁰. 09 – Frogging

Frogging, frogging, frogging all day. I HATE to have to admit this but the Flax Light Sweater was looking terrible on me.   It has taken me a few days to come to grips with how I was looking in the sweater and a few more days for me to be brave enough to share a photo of how the sweater was looking on me. It made my boobs look ginormous and not in a flattering way.  I kept thinking if I knit a little more, maybe it would look better but alas I reached a point where I knew that it...

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Flax Sweater Light sweater in progress knitting.

Making Progress- Flax Light Sweater

I have been making progress on my Flax Light Sweater. The pattern has you knit the body before the sleeves, but I decided to knit a little bit of the body and a little bit of the sleeves and go from there. I get impatient and like to try on my sweater as I go and I can better ration the yarn, since I am nervous about running out of yarn. I am getting nervous that the sweater is going to look severely boring in just stockinette stitch….but we will see…. Random Tip:  So probably...

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Madeleine Roberg wearing essex linen maya top and blue striped skirt and straw hat.

Maya Top

Hello Friday!  Woke up early this morning with smoke in the lungs from all the fires in this area. Last summer, it wasn’t nearly this bad and everybody is getting worried because our fire fighting budget is running out and the fires are not. I left some clothes out to dry on the rack last night and they had ash on them when I went outside this morning. The first time I saw the Maya Top by Marilla Walker, it was of course on Instagram and I loved it but lost it.  I had this fuzzy memory...

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Seed stitch yoke in Road to China Light yarn in the Topaz colorway.

Knitting with a Heavy Heart

You might only be here for the knitting, but I feel compelled to share what I was watching last night while knitting.  My quilting friend Latifah Saafir posted a Vice World News link to Charlottesville on Facebook last night and I agree with her that everybody needs to watch this short show. Grab your knitting and watch this right now. If you don’t have knitting you still need to sit here and watch this… Stay safe and speak up, Madeleine  

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