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I'm still knitting away on my mittens for Scotland. I'm still going to make a matching cowl when I'm done. But I'm obsessing over the project after that - Kate Davies  Carraig Fhada  vest from the Inspired by Islay collection. It's the only jumpers worth of yarn I have in stash right now, and knitting a Kate Davies colourwork pattern seems appropriate, given that I am  about to go to Scotland, here her speak, go to Islay and then walk past her back gate.

So this afternoon I balled up the yarn, sort of did a gauge swatch (I measured the gauge on a bunch of things that I've knit out of Buachalle, Leon said "oh great, now you know what your gauge was two years ago. What a smart arse. But also, how much has he learnt about knitting?)

I've got my pattern printed, my needles out, four week and 2 days until I fly out, and two projects to finish first. Lets do this!

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