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I bought some lovely Rowan Felted Tweed last year at the Three Bags Full summer sale planning to knit both my dad and Roland vests. Well, I finally got around to knitting one for dad this spring. When I told him I had blue and brown yarn and asked which he preferred, Mom answered with, “Blue.” Then Dad said, “I’d like brown. I don’t have much brown and I want a new look.”

So here’s his new look vest:
I followed the pattern for Petrol on Knitty modifying it for DK weight yarn. I ended up with enough yarn (for once). Actually, it took less yarn than what some of the charts recommended.

I love how this turned out!! It’s definitely my favourite project I’ve knit thus far.

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Have I ever mentioned that I love Three Bags Full? They have a lovely broad selection of gorgeous yarns and helpful staff. So waiting in line for their 3rd Anniversary sale was worth it (way better than my ordeal of waiting in line for opening day ride on the Canada Line!!).

This is what I bought:

-Rowan felted tweed (blue for my dad, brown for Roland)
-Cascade 220 (grey) for my mom’s sweater
-Noro kuryon sock (red/brown/orange for a large shawl, green for a small shawl/wrap)

I am proud of my self-restraint–I stuck to my list of projects and didn’t buy any extra yarn. But then again there’s day 2 of the sale tomorrow….

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I’m in the midst of planning fall/winter knitting projects. It takes me ages to figure out my projects based on what’s in my stash, how much time I’ve got for each project and who it’s for. With the Three Bags Full Anniversary sale this weekend, I want to decide on what I’m going to make now and get some good deals on yarn.

My knitting project plans thus far:
-2 Monday Morning Cardigans from Cosmicpluto Knits! (one for my mom and one for me!)
-2 Men’s vest based on unisex vest from Lion Brand
-1 Shalom cardi
-a kid’s vest
-various scarves/neck warmers including a couple from Knitting New Scarves by Lynne Barr

And probably a few other little projects too.

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I was going to hold off on buying any yarn until the 3rd Anniversary sale at Three Bags Full next weekend but I came across some yummy stuff on sale today at Urban Yarns.

Each hank made by Fleece Artist includes a skein of hand dyed merino (fingering weight?) and hand dyed kid/nylon angel hair. What attracted me was that it can be knit into a stunning wavy scarf with an easy yarn over, dropped stitch pattern. And you can knit 2 scarves with each hank!

Can’t wait to see what the colourways will look like when they’re knit (oops, the colours look washed out in the photo).

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