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Ixchel!

As yet more proof that I can be thrown off my plan by almost anything, this week I started knitting the Ixchel (apparently pronounced ee-SHELL), a pattern that did not exist in my world up until a month ago or so. This in spite of having kits in my possession for up to three years now, all of which I very much want to make.

But it is so pretty I couldn’t wait!  If you have not seen the most recent issue of PomPom magazine – here is the thing itself…

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So popular they wound up reprinting this issue, which is apparently not a thing they have had to do up to now!  Anyway, I saw it and fell in love.  So I ordered the yarn, which is really beautiful…

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And it is knitting up even prettier than it looks in the skein!  It is Swanky Sock from Magpie Fibers.  As you might expect, they are selling it as a kit.  The colors are Empty Night and Moon Beam, which was developed especially for this sweater.  Other people have been doing their versions in other yarns, which is certainly a possibility, but I really like the original.  In particular, I wondered about doing a silver instead of the gold for the moon and stars, because I am a cool color person.  But the more I looked at the original versus the different color versions that started appearing, the more I like it just as is.  So I went with it!

I was right in the middle of my Gray Cardigan when the yarn arrived, and I had a few other things to finish before I could get started.  But late last week I cast on!  Here it is so far.

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This is also yet another exception to my personal rule that I would never knit a whole sweater out of fingering weight yarn.  This sweater is doing terrible things to my values, but I love it anyway!

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