On The Needles October 12, 2012

I finally found my camera and can post an “On The Needles” post again.  Where has it been you ask?  Sitting under the clear extension table of my sewing machine.  LOL  Yes, I can lose things in plain sight!

I try to keep 3 projects on the needles at all times; full concentration, medium concentration, no concentration.  That way no matter what is going on, I’ve got something to keep my hands busy (and out of the nighttime snacking!).

I’m still working on my “Vermont Leaves” shawl and this would be my full concentration project.  This is a slow knit, as I have to count every stitch of every repeat, in both directions to maintain the pattern, so I need total quiet and no visual distraction to work on it.  But it will definitely be worth it when it’s done and blocked.  I think I’ve got about 50 more rows to go……..unless I extend the size by one extra repeat of the last lace pattern.  Then add another 27 rows to that.  And since I’ve got the yarn to do it and I like longer shawls……

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My medium concentration knit this month are my Cable Lagoon socks.  There’s just enough detail in the cables to keep me paying attention, but not so much I can’t still listen to the television or an audio book:

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And finally I have my no concentration project on the needles, a pair of Plain Vanilla socks.  I’m using Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock yarn for these in the Mixed Berries colorway (from my stash).  They are completely no concentration, plain knitting and great for nights when DH puts a movie on the television that I really want to watch!

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That’s my “On the Needles” for this week.  Hopefully I won’t misplace my camera in plain sight again and I’ll be able to post pics more frequently!