Back in the Saddle

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Back in the saddle after many weeks of being preoccupied with wedding stuff, and being away on a truly epic honeymoon 🙂 Feels good to be home, good to be married, and I got to celebrate my birthday in Rome. I’m a lucky girl. Also, we had fireworks.

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On our honeymoon, Aine was with me every evening on the ship 🙂 I am completely in love with this cowl, the texture is out of this world! Linda Marveng, the designer, is a genius.

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I had been cabling without a needle for most of it, but finally gave in and started using cocktail stir sticks.

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I love this photo, because it shows my bridal henna, before it faded off:

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This lucky cowl got washed in a cruise ship sink and blocked on our balcony on a sunny day in Greece =D Tough life!

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And the best part? FO shots in Rome. Not just Rome, but from the Ponte Sant’Angelo (completed 134 AD). How very, very cool is that? In the background you can see the Castel Sant’Angelo.

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I dropped from the recommended 13 repeats to only 10, because I’m super short and it just felt better on me. The texture and smoosh factor are out of this world and the reversible cables make me unreasonably happy.

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The yarn is Sweet Georgia’s Merino Silk Aran (discontinued) in the colour way ‘Goldmine’. I’ve been hoarding it forever and this was just the perfect project for such a luxury yarn. I couldn’t love it more! Ravelry project page here.

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