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Oh, my poor dear blog. How I keep neglecting thee. My needles haven’t been neglected, even though I’m not doing as much Christmas knitting as I thought I would this year. I’m only gifting two knitted things, and one of them is already finished. I don’t have good pictures of it (it’s already wrapped) but I’ll try to get the recipient to model it on Christmas day. ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s the same hat that I just knit for myself:

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Pattern: Bounce by John Brinegar (Ravel that sucker!)
Yarn: Merino Worsted from Malabrigo; Vaa

I don’t have many good pics of this one, either, but you can take my word for it that it’s super cute and comfy! This is my first time knitting with Malabrigo, and I now understand why so many people absolutely love this yarn. However, I couldn’t find any Malabrigo Worsted in a color that my friend would like (it’s a little hard finding Malabrigo since the fire at their warehouse) so I opted for Manos del Uruguay in several lovely shades of purple. Not as soft, but still comfy and very pretty!

The other Christmas pressie I’m working on is made out of this:

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4th of July from Chris at Briar Rose Fibers. This big fat skein is 550 yards of Merino goodness! There will be more than enough leftover to make something for myself, which is awesome. ๐Ÿ™‚

I’ve also been working off and on with my Noro Silk Garden Lite, which has been sitting in my stash for quite a while. I finally broke down and started a Noro striped scarf, which really is more fun than your regular k1p1. It’s just so exciting to see what the yarn will do next, I can’t put it down!

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I have more than enough yardage for the scarf, so I’m making a matching hat using a pinwheel beret pattern.

I have a couple other things in the works, of course, which I’m trying to hold off on until the last Christmas present is finished. I’m so bad about having several projects on my needles…

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