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I’m making good progress on the Bruges waves scarf for my friend, OB.  I started it during my final Bruges lace class with Tatyana Mirer last week.  (More details on the yarn and the classes.)

I like the contrast between the feminine curves of the pattern and the dark, unisex color of the yarn.

When I asked OB about her preferred colors for a possible winter accessory, she asked for charcoal grey, or black, grey, and white. What do you think – will she be happy with the color?  (She was mildly shocked that I was already working on holiday projects!)  I’m actually using the hook she gave me for my birthday (reviewed here) – I think that will add to the story behind the scarf.   As soon as this is finished, I’ll pick my knitted hat project back up.

I dove right into my Year of Projects goal to make my mom a special bedspread for her milestone birthday in February.  I spent the last few days looking for vintage (or vintage looking) motif patterns that I think she might like.

My mom doesn’t read my blog (I think), but we follow each other on Pinterest, so I gave the board a very cryptic name so she wouldn’t suspect its true purpose.  (By the way, if you’re on Pinterest, I’m always looking for more needlecrafts boards to follow!  I’m ucrafter.)  I’m hoping to spend some time making sample motifs today since I’m off from work.

As for reading, I finished Halfway Human by Carolyn Ives Gilman (reviewed here) and started and finished two other books – Dying Inside by Robert Silverberg (reviewed here) and The Righteous by Michael Wallace (reviewed here since my last Wednesday update.

 

Right now, I’m reading The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood.  I love reading her dystopian novels – and it doesn’t hurt to know that she knows how to knit for a good cause.  I’m about 30% through the book and the characters and story are still unfolding.

For more Works in Progress, visit Tami’s Amis.  For more Yarn Along posts, visit Small Things.

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