The Equinox

This past week was the Equinox. A day of balance. There are 12 hours of light and 12 hours of dark. The sun and earth are in geometrical alignment. September is traditionally a tough month for me at the day job. I always struggle to maintain a good work-home life balance. This year was no exception. However, two things are noticeably different this year. I’ve altered my workout times and routines, and I have monthly knitting goals. I’m happy to introduce liberated Orphan wip three and four for September!

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Finally, a finished Sky and Earth scarf. The pattern is Wheat from Tincan Knits. I’m using Malabrigo Rios in Cielo y Tierra. If you remember, I was waiting forever on that fourth skein. I probably could have finished the scarf without it, but there’s nothing worse than a scarf that’s just a smidge too short. Skein three has 51.40 grams left. Skein four has 70.79 grams left. (I see a matching hat being made at some point in the future.) At least one skein was significantly lighter than the others, but you really can’t tell since I alternated skeins while I was knitting. All four skeins are from different dye lots and different vendors so alternating skeins is a must if you want a uniform look.

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The fourth liberated wip is another scarf, Sands of Time. This very well could have been the second longest wip I had stashed away. I know it was started around the same time as my mystery blanket. The free pattern is Shifting Sands by Grumperina. I’m pretty certain the yarn is Berroco Ultra Alpaca. I couldn’t locate a yarn label so I have no idea what color it is. The British Hubby things this scarf is very dashing so it will probably end up being a gift for him.

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Update on other wips:

  • Portland Bias Scarf: Skein three has 21.45 grams left.
  • Frank in Pairs: Fourteen rows done in the second Frank section.
  • Dewberry Dancer: This one is still on row 26 of 36 in section one.

Ernie says, “Belly rubs are the best!”

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Five days left in September. Five liberated Orphans to go.

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