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WIP Wednesday

Happy Wednesday!  Is this week speeding by for anyone else, or is it just me?

While the Kids were visiting in August, ~R~ and I decided to take a Girls’ Day Out with lunch and shopping.  Fun, fun, fun!  One of our finds was this book, filled with lovely lace projects.1-DSCN3765

The one that caught our eye was the dolman cardigan on the cover.  A quick look on Ravelry, a WEBS order and all we had to do was wait.  I wound the yarn and cast on the same day the package arrived.

1-DSCN3763On the needles . . . The pattern is Camillia Dolman by Brooke Nico.  Designed as a cardigan, we’ve decided to knit it in the round for a pullover.  The pattern also calls for two laceweight yarns held together.  ~R~ picked 2 lovely Malabrigo lace yarns, merino lace and baby silkpaca in the polar morn colorway.  This sweater is so soft and the lace pattern is simple.  I’ve knit nothing else since I cast on.  The yellow line in the photo is my lifeline . . . just in case.  Just a note : There are errors in the book charts.  Project notes on Ravelry have been very helpful.

On the bookshelf . . . The Sunday Philosophy Club by Alexander McCall Smith.  I enjoyed The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, by the same author, and thought I’d give the Philosophy Club series a try.  Only 30 pages read so I really don’t have an opinion just yet.

What’s on your WIPs list?

~  Janet

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9 thoughts on “WIP Wednesday

  1. A beautiful sweater in the making! Is that feather and fan for the pattern? All the projects on my blog page are WIPs…and there are even more……

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  2. I’ve seen that book advertised in magazines, but haven’t found a copy to peruse yet. I think I’d like the cover pattern better as a poncho, too.
    I can’t get through a McCall Smith book. I tend to go for things that are darker and move faster!

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