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A new post two days in a row? Well I'll be damned!

I am currently working on the lovely cowl. I'm sort of on the fence as to how I feel about the it. I feel like my gauge is off, and that the knitted fabric is looking more uneven than unblocked stockinette usually done. As simple as it is, this is my first foray into colourwork. I'm thinking that probably attributes to my wonky gauge. Part of me wants to frog it but another part of me just wants to finish it. I'm sure it'll be fine when complete (blocking is a wonder after all) and that I'm just thinking too much.

Other knitting things? I'm still chugging away at my Evenstar shawl. The beading is never-ending  But I really want to finish it soon because my plan is to submit it to the Western Showcase at the Calgary Stampede this year.

I discovered MS MR from the Game of Thrones season 3 trailer and have been listening to their EP on repeat since I got it. I'm particularly fond of Dark Doo Wop:

FO: Rikke

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Pattern: Rikke

Yarn: madelinetosh tosh dk in 'Butter'

Sometimes the simplest patterns are the best, and this rings especially true when it came to this hat. It's just garter stitch in the round knit in two different gauges (smaller needles for the brim, larger for the rest). I can't remember the last time I felt so satisfied with a finished knit. Everything about it just works, plus it's exactly the style of hat that I love. I kind of want to knit it in every madelinetosh colourway I can get my hands on. I actually finished this project back in November but only got around to taking decent photos of it today.

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More pics can be found on my Ravelry project page.

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So it's mid-February. Let's have a check-in on those resolutions, eh?

1. Blog more.
Since this is my first entry since my entry on resolutions, this (so far) is a bust.

2.  Knit more.
Well, I've finished two projects. That's something... isn't it?

3.Read more.
This one is going well so far actually. I've finished five books so far this year! Using Goodreads is good motivation.

Hahaha, yeah.... this didn't even make it a month.

Now I remember why I never make resolutions.