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Pop Goes The Knitting

Oy! Where is August going? I would like to say that I've been a busy beaver working on that sweater, but I haven't been. Frankly, it's been in time out. It's not that I don't love the design--I really do. It's just that my summertime brain can't seem to do math. I had to frog that neckline again. I didn't feel like taking you through my angst. That's what you get for (mostly) winging a fix, no?

And I have a couple of hours knitting left at the most. I should just hunker down and Get. It. Done. First, I had the kitchen reno as an excuse. Then I had the recovery from the reno. Then I hosted the Spiders' summer Gala (where I did, if I recall, correctly actually knit). Then this weekend, a simple fix of a phone wire (by Sven) turned into an all-weekend, quick-call-a-plumber, shut-off-the-water extravaganza. Details on my Flickr page.

All's well that ends well, and we're incredibly lucky that there was really no major damage. I've got a little area of drywall to patch; a little bit of wood patching and sanding; and some painting to do.

But let's talk about something happier. Popknits! A few months ago, Steph mentioned that she had a great idea for a new online magazine. You might remember that Steph was the brains behind the redesign of this blog earlier in the year, so I had an inkling that this was going to be a great idea.

Steph being the go-getting type of person that she is, she collected pattern submissions, built the site and is arranging for the whole thing to go live come September 1.

Meanwhile, you can take a look at the patterns.

Which do I like? Well, I must be in a cardigan mood lately, because I'm jonesin' for this:

Footlights Cardi.jpg

But, I'm also thinking ahead, and I think that this would work nicely with a coat I have:

CowlLove.jpg

So much knitting. So little time until September 1.


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