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Easy-breezy summer stitch-along: Week 6

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Easy-breezy summer stitch-along: Week 6

Welcome to week six of the Easy-Breezy Summer Stitch-Along. A simple craft project can be the perfect accompaniment to a summer road trip, an afternoon in the bleachers at a soccer game, or a relaxing few hours under your favourite tree. This is a low-key stitch-along with a focus on fun, not stressful deadlines! Well, summer's in full swing and so is Toronto's third extreme heat alert of the season. Phew! Luckily the weather cooled down a bit early in the week so that I could wear my latest finished object: The pattern is Lacy Shrug, in Tanis Fiber Arts yellow label in Pink Grapefruit. I love it. And you'd never be able to tell just from looking at it that it's basically just a rectangle with two tiny sleevelets. Next up: Buttercup, in Hempathy. This is another summer sweater, and I'm hoping the linen-cotton yarn will be cool and breezy to knit with as well as to wear. Of course, actually wearing it is a long way off! This will be Sweater #7 in 2012. How are your projects coming along? Are you still stitching along, or have you given up and moved permanently into a swimming pool? (If so: lucky you, and can I please come over?!) Finally, if there are any knitting experts out there who are willing to lend a bit of their expertise, Kaeleigh's got a question. She's working on the afghan made with the fun multicoloured squares that you might remember from last week. Her question: I 'm having issues with carrying the main colour behind the variegated centre; it keeps causing puckering and it's unlikely that I'd be able to block it right, so I have to snip the yarn when I finish up the block. Anyone have any suggestions for this?? If you've got any ideas, please, pop them in the comments. And have a great week!
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