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September 24, 2012

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Kris

Gorgeous pics, as always! I have a stack of 84% finished things!

connie

To your breed, your fleece, your stock be true!!

Elizabeth

regarding Quill, I have read reviews about the time it takes to make this pattern. Sadly, after I purchased the pattern.

Cassie

I'm not at all an expert knitter, but I chose a hat which was supposed to be easy. NOT.AT.ALL.EASY. I did it wrong, frogged it, and have started over. Except I am having a hard time getting past how much I hated knitting the last half of that thing, and though I keep telling myself, it was because I was doing it wrong, I think of the three thousand hours I didn't have time to do anything else and start to blanch... So I feel your pain on the quill.

tinajo

Gorgeous photos - and oh my goodness; I have SO many unfinished things around the house! :-D

Suzan

You always have the loveliest photos!! YES - cream of wheat reminds me of a crisp winter morning!! the sheep- neat - especailly the hippie sheep with the bangs in their eyes!! I wanted to put a bow in their hair/wool! and your catepiller that got crowned!! Funny!

LesleyAnn

I love the Quill. Why don't you write the 12 rows down? It will be easier to follow than staring at a chart. As least it would for me. Your photos are beautiful.

Adaliza

That knitted Quill is awesome - keep going it's going to be totally amazing when its finished. I'm now on my 3rd shawl cum scarf having been inspired by your frothy creation (and the pink one for your sister) earlier in the summer. They're so warm and I've been wearing mine today - it's freezing over here in the UK - seem to have skipped Autumn and gone straight into winter chill!

tacomapat

I love that Clover Meadow is watching over the sheepskin. You're doing a beautiful job on Quill. I bought one of Jared's patterns which was way beyond my knitting skills. Thanks for turning me on to Madelinetosh Merino - I am working on a very simple cowl pattern with it.

Sarah

I often think there ought to be a pattern rating system of relaxatiousness of the knit. Some lacey bits are just so tricky to remember while others settle in to your mind with ease, bet you get this one just as you're finishing up.

Rosie

Hang in there with the Quill! You will feel more accomplished than ever! Besides it looks GORGEOUS!Umm is that catepillar wearing an acorn hat...cute.

Nancy Hart

As always, I just drift into your photos and imagine myself leading a different life! I think unfinished projects are just a rite of passage for those other projects you do finish. But your Quill is going to be luscious when you do finish it!! Love the sheepies with the too long bangs, they do look a little like beatniks! I've been into crocheting edgings on cuptowels, table runners, anything that has a finished edge and just sits there looking at me too long!! I never learned to knit, maybe one day........

Elaine

Time to get a nice relaxing 'granny ' stripe blanket on the go....although saying that, i was obviously so relaxed working on mine the other night i fell asleep!

Natalie, the Chickenblogger

I honestly read the entire post, and I agree about those kinds of projects that are so big-engrossing they threaten to wear you down into quitting. And I love the sheep show, and Clover's light tipped ears... but...
But what I cannot get out of my thoughts is...
Is that cream of wheat?
Craving.
Okay, if it isn't, then I should be asking:
What is "bear mush," please?

Melissa@Julia's Bookbag

this is my takeaway: IS THAT CREAM OF WHEAT?? b/c that looks DELICIOUS!!! and did you pour cream around it? Is that cinnamon? You gotta tell me how to replicate this please!

Amy Kortuem

No. Way. I went to a sheep thing this weekend, too! A local woman raises Icelandic sheep, shears them, gets the wool cleaned, dyes it, cards it, spins it and then knits it.

I want to move in with her.

Vicki K

Well, apparently you haven't already established a Drawer of Shame.

Teresa Kasner

Hi Alicia, we went to the Fiber Festival on Saturday.. which day did you go? I posted an inordinate amount of photos of it on my blog, I hope you have a chance to pop over and see them. I just got 1 basket and 1 skein of grey alpaca - to crochet a grey pumpkin of all things. We then went to the Swan Island Dahlia farm and got some neat shots of those amazing flowers. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Sarah Stäbler

Hah, awesome title - and I love the picture of the caterpillar with the acorn hat! Looks like a beret!

You always capture the beauty of life in your photos. Thanks for sharing!

Becca :: Making Room in Sicily

Reminds me of a sweater I have that's 84% completed. Maybe even 94%. And there it sits. Persevere!

Karen

Your photos are lovely despite the frustration of unfinished knitting! Just think of how much you will appreciate it when you are finally done. It is very beautiful so far. xx

Mickey@EuroAmerican Home

The juxtaposition of the picture of Clover staring at the skin rug right after the picture of the actual sheep is hilarious :)

Donna

Love the title and pictures of the sheep. Hope we get to see the yarn you bought. ;) Looks like you are almost done with Quill. The edging is beautiful. Yes, those edgings that you knit on take a looong time. I made a baby blanket that had a knitted edge all around; thought I would never finish it. The baby was 2+ years old when she finally got it! Just finished making the Marin scarf - it is fairly quick and love the edging. You may want to check it out. Just received the lovely ornament kits - can't wait to make them!!

Beth

My girls (puppies) would never let that fleece stay on the chair. They would bark it or me to death. I like the picture of Clover checking it out.

Cynthia - Seattle

I know how you feel about The Quill.

I have a place for those projects that I have to put away for awhile until I forget our disagreements and am ready to look at them again. It's amazing how much better the second go around can flow. I call it The Punishment Pile.

I don't recommend relegating things to the punishment pile too often or it will punish you instead, punish you with GUILT. The project will undoubtedly behave when you decide it has been punished enough.

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