Advent

Today someone showed me the Photo A Day, December challenge by Princessdeia, where you get a word that should be your theme for a picture, every day in the month of December. I thought it sounded like great fun and since the NaKnitMo is done, I might need a need little challenge so I’ve decided to do this.

Today’s word is Advent, something that Swedes really commemorate.

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This is my picture for Advent, the Advent candlestick, the electriacal version of an advent wreath, that you kan see in almost every window in

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Happy first of Advent, everyone!

100 000 stitches

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I made it. Yesteday I could tick off the 100 000nd stitch in 30 days, during the month of November. I did a few more just to be on the safe side since it’s sometimes hard to know how many stitches you’ve made when there are decreases and increases involved. For example, I haven’t counted the stitches that makes the actual heel decreases in a sock, the heel flap is there and the gusset too but not the actual heel turn. I also know that I haven’t counted two rows of more than 200 stitches that I had to rip out because it was the wrong color.

I think it’s kind of hard to know where all these stitches have gone but here are some projects that I’ve made in November:

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The Sonar shawl by Cindy Garland.

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Spring Cabled socks by Elinor Hickey.

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Encompass by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee and Fields of Wheat by Varant Ekmekijan.

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The last three clues of Gateway to Fall, a mystery knit along by Cindy Garland.

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Two pairs of Mixed Wave Mitts by Sybil R.

There was also a secret project which I can’t tell you about. With the help of that one and the seven projects mentioned here, I’ve managed to knit 100 000 stitches in one month. I think that’s pretty cool.