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To the frog pond!

Several family members tend to be packrats, and I’ve been known to display similar tendencies. But you know what? I’m kind of tired of it. I’m over having stuff I don’t use or don’t like. So, I frogged a few things earlier this year. “Like what?” you may ask. Well:

My mistake rib hat, for one. I’ve never actually worn it because it’s way too big on me.

The one Fairways sock, for another. This sock was an interesting exercise, but I have no intention of ever repeating it, and what good does a single human-sized sock do me when I have two feet?

Finally, my Shetland Shorty. Which you won’t remember because I never made an FO post about it. Also, I’ve barely worn it, because as you probably can tell, it’s now smaller than I’d like. (Yes, I took this photo right before I frogged the thing, because it turns out I hadn’t taken one before. Oops.)

Yay, fresh slate!

And since I’ve already used some of the resulting yarn and have plans for the rest – yay, future projects!

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A couple of years ago, I bought some Manos del Uruguay wool at an LYS closing sale. At the time, I was thinking of making a minisweater, but I’d since changed my mind.

I couldn’t figure out what do for awhile, but then I decided I wanted a hat. So I whipped this up at the end of last month:

None – I winged it, using mistake rib as the stitch pattern.

Manos del Uruguay worsted wool in color 04

US4 / 3.5mm Plymouth bamboo DPNs

This was a fast knit. I really like it for the most part! I’m sure this’ll pill like mad over time, and it’s a little too big, but I can live with both things. The important part is that it’s nice and cushy and warm. Not that I need “warm” right now, but it’ll come in handy at some point, right?

I think I’m going to make a matching scarf with the remaining yarn. Not sure yet, though… we’ll see.

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