I have FOs!

I haven’t been resting on my laurels you know.  Even with the moving and the visitors I’ve managed to make a couple of things.

First, I signed up for the Ravolympics over at Ravelry and needed to start and finish this Traveling Roses scarf during the Olympics.  Well, I didn’t make it due to the above mentioned other activities going on.  But I did finish!  I finished it about 10 days late.  What the heck.  I finally got space and time to block it and I like it very much.  It’s just as soft as you think Malabrigo yarn ought to be.  It will be wonderful to wear.  Here are a few photos:

As soon as I finished this, I also finished my spiral kitchen rug.  I was nearly done with it already so it only took about an hour to finish it off.  Here it is on my kitchen floor and yes, those are my red kitchen cabinets too:

You can see it’s a little wavy laying there on the floor.  It is, as I suspected, too light weight for a real rug.  I planned to make a second one and sew the two together.  At this point I really have no enthusiasm for making another one right now.  It’s been laying on the floor about a week now and it’s laying there OK.  I’ll just leave it for now.

I’ve also started the Sunrise Circle Jacket and I’m about 80% done with the back already.  It’s a fast knit!  I’m making it with Rowan Summer Tweed which is 70% silk and 30% cotton.  I really like how it’s turning out (photos coming soon) but knitting this yarn is not easy on the hands.  It’s like knitting rope, but much prettier.  The color is an orangey-red.  

Everyone kind of poops out in the evenings here so I have at least an hour of knitting every night while we watch a little tv.  Ahhh, I appreciate the down time and the knitting time!

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