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My current "project" is finishing projects! I have about 12 projects midway through and dozens that I've swatched and sketched ideas for, and almost none finished. So now I don't get to buy yarn unless I finish a project--I foresee lots of hats and scarves and bulky knits in my future because they're done quicker....I love very fine yarns, knitting lace, anything with interest or a challenge, like cables, or color, or texture--I'm not a zen contemplative knitter!

My go-to project is usually some kind of shawl, or scarf especially lace. I love the feel of the fine yarn, playing with lace patterns, and I can make something with only one or two skeins of yarn so I can afford something really luxurious. Plus it means I can avoid dealing with finicky stuff like fitting, finishing and so on. But in order to make garments that actually fit my curved and pear-shaped body, I'm finally ready to deal with the finishing/fitting/picking up stitches etc.

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  • Knitting13 Skills

    Knitting: Over 20 years

    13 Skills

    • Cast on & bind off
    • Knit and purl stitches
    • Simple increase & decrease
    • Lace Work
    • Knitting in the round
    • Brioche
    • Three needle cast off
    • Ribbed
    • Short rows
    • Garter
    • Stocking
    • Cables
    • Intarsia
  • Crochet6 Skills

    Crochet: Over 20 years

    6 Skills

    • Chain
    • Slip stitch
    • Single crochet
    • Double crochet
    • Half double crochet
    • Treble crochet
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