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Cohle KAL.

Cohle KAL.

Whoa. There’s some serious dust on my blog… A few quick words before I launch into the KAL details.

One of these days, I will pick up where I left off on the “build a house” conversation. Let’s just say it’s been quite a process which is STILL on-going. (I may need therapy.)

For now, I’m happy to report that I’m finding new energy and time to focus on my work. A couple main things contributing that that are:

1) I have an amazing studio space in my house now.
2) I’ve passed on the BT pattern layout torch.
3) It’s the beginning of a new year and I’m feeling optimistic.

So… Look out, I’m hoping many of the things I put on the back burner are now going to catch on fire!

Alright. So, Let’s talk KAL.

Cohle is one of the designs I published in 2014 when I became obsessed with Shibui Pebble. (I’m still obsessed, by the way.) My sample ended up in the “Friends of Shibui” trunk show circuit and even though I had planned to knit another sample immediately, it didn’t happen.

UNTIL NOW.

I’m about to launch into some serious pleasure knitting and I’m hoping some of you will join along with me!

There will be no pressure with this. I’ve never “hosted” a KAL like this before, but I think it will be fun. A few people have already expressed interest, and I’m hoping a lot more will either join in or cheer us on. The pattern, materials list, etc. is available here.

Just one rule:

Post your process/progress on Instagram (@jgourmet to follow me) with the hashtag #CohleKAL. That’s it.

Leave a comment here or on my Instagram post and let me know if you’re joining in.

I will be paying attention!!

Build a house, phase 4.

Build a house, phase 4.

Yes, the excitement is mounting! We have entered the finishing stage!

These photos were taken early May and uploaded to my Instagram feed, but I figured it was time to document the progress here. (Click image above to open full photos in lightbox.)

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Build a house, phase 3.

Build a house, phase 3.

The LONGEST phase yet.
Thank you, winter.

Here’s a quick recap…

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Build a house, phase 2.

Build a house, phase 2.

Just as winter has arrived, so have our windows!

We have a few of them…

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Build a house, phase 1.

Build a house, phase 1.

Finally!

Let the house building begin.

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Warm wishes.

Warm wishes.

As the year comes to end,
(ready or not)
I always look forward to
celebrating New Year’s Eve.
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Little dumplings.

Little dumplings.

Thankful for so many things this year.
Really, humbly, thankful.

And also very excited to spend the whole day
cooking, baking, eating, napping, more eating, knitting.

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Time out.

Time out.

After a busy summer
and before school resumes again,
we wanted to take the kids somewhere fun.

Hello, Maui!

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Be mine.

Be mine.

Happy St. Valentine’s Day.

The snow is still covering the ground.
The temperature is still below freezing.
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Five more minutes.

Five more minutes.

Nothing like being sick to make you appreciate sleep.
Normally, I find sleeping a huge waste of my time…
But not the past few days.

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