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Shall we shag now or should we shag later?

This is one of the first nearly completed object from my Christmas knitting. It’s for a close friend of the family. The pattern is Shag by Lynne Barr (Rav link) and I’m using Debbie Bliss Pure Cotton. I’m loving the yarn, it’s so soft! I’ll definitely use it again in future projects. The pattern on the other hand has been a bit of a pain. It’s easy but if you’re not paying attention you can very easily mess it which. I’ve ripped it out quite a few times. Hopefully for the last time since I’m nearly finished.

As you can see from the side bar I have quite a few items in progress, all of which need photographing. I took this on my way out the door from work the other night. It blended in a bit too much but the light was gorgeous.

I’ve made a few of the Ballband Dishcloths (Rav Link) from Mason-Dixon Knitting. I took the book out of the library and I kept it a bit longer than I should have. It was so difficult to return, but it’s on my list to get from Amazon one of these days. I missed the Mason-Dixon Knitters speaking here last month. I had a bunch of stuff going on and I’m regretting not being able to get over there for it. I heard it was great, complete with the wigs!

I’m so excited to start knitting from the new IK Holiday Issue. There’s so many gorgeous patterns, especially the Helix Gauntlets (Rav link)! I have the perfect yarn in mind for it, but I think I need to wait until after Christmas. I can’t believe Thanksgiving is only two weeks away. Christmas will be here before we know it!