I am signed up for three events. The first that I will be casting on at 6 a.m. Friday, August 8th is the Holiday Handball. While the name has really nothing to do with the project(s) themselves, it does reflect that I am making these items for holiday gifts this year.
The projects registered for this event are: 2 small felted Moebius baskets using the "diabolical" MCO (moebius cast on) courtesy of Cat Bordhi in the Second Treasury of Magical Knitting.
This morning I spent the early dark hours watching the You Tube video of the MCO to refresh my cast on technique. The instructions in the book are great, except I am a visual learner and it was so helpful to see it done again in the video. I have made two baskets previously however this particular cast on is one that is "use it or lose it."
Cross entered in this first event are 2 Tudoras also intended for gifts. They are first entered in the Scarf Stroke with one more which is for me. This pattern has intrigued me ever since I saw it in Knitty.com. I like scarves. I just do not want to always have to wrap the excess out of the way to drive, drink, eat, see, etc. So this looks like it will give warmth, elegance and flair to cold days. This pattern is a first attempt for me.
The last event is the Cowl Jump. I am being selfish here and planning to knit the Aibhlinn Cowl, also from Knitty.com. This is also a first attempt and has a bobbles, something I have not tried to knit yet.
So, with multiples and some new techniques I forge ahead...looking for gold!
Hope you have some gold medal plans for the month of August.
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