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July 30, 2009

And the winner is Harumi

I mentioned in an earlier post that I have been itching to make a cardigan. I picked the Harumi by Kendra Nitta. Here is a picture of the Harumi.

Here is a picture of my started Harumi.

I am actually, not normal for me since I tend to substitute yarn, using the yarn called for in the pattern as written. I am using Cotlin by Knitpicks in the Surf colorway.

July 28, 2009


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So Kiki loves the studio. I am jealous because she gets to spend way more time in it than I. This project basket is one of her favorite places within the studio.

July 27, 2009

I can't believe it is the end of July.... Hahahaha especially since as I was typing July I actually typed JUNE. I feel like I am sort of in a time-has-stood-still for me as the world has kept on going vacuum. What have I been doing? Thankfully I could go back to my Flicker and review what I have been up to with pictures because my mind just isn't doing it for me these days.

Earlier this month Molly (check out her post because she found some amazing knitting tools that we drooled over but weren't in either of our budgets) and I went button/antiquing at the Heritage Square Antique Mall. I really really wanted to buy this life size Dracula. You see I am addicted to Vampires right now. Jimmy thinks I am crazy and I decided against the purchase since he probably would have me committed. Since the end of June I have read 7 Vampire books. Yep I have officially gone off the deep end.

Buttons were found. I actually sat down over the weekend and sorted them. They are now in that awesome drawer thingy I blogged about a while back. I am really itching to knit a cardigan so that I can go "shopping" in my button stash.

Yesterday I finished sock one of the Slip Stitch Rib socks knit with the Creative Dyed Iron colorway. These socks are so fun! I will take a better picture soon to share. This one was taken with my iPhone and it just doesn't capture the pretty colors.

As you probably noticed the blog is "under construction". It had become to cluttered. I am in the process of moving all my links to delicious. There is a new side bar item with all my delicious tags over on the right.

I am also in the process of creating a new header photo so stay tuned....

July 9, 2009


For some reason I am drawn to lace. I just love it almost as much as I love cables. I am discovering I love lace knitted in heavier weight yarn for the pieces I want to wear. This presents a couple dilemmas. First and foremost is all the lace weight yarn in my stash. Second I am about 10 repeats into the stunning Leaf and Trellis Stole.

I think I will be OK with finishing this lace weight project, because I really do love it, but it may take me some time to finish. I have a hard calling to knit a very large triangle shawl in a heavier weight. I am considering the A Handsome Triangle found in Victorian Lace Today. I know I have some Fingering or DK weight yarn in my stash to make this beauty. Hummmmmm

Another thought.... I know I have green lace weight and I know I have green fingering weight. I could put them together and knit a shawl with them. That would stash bust for sure.

July 6, 2009


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This lace pattern is soooooooooo fun to knit. Even better it is a free Berroco Pattern.

Pattern found here:

July 5, 2009

Jedi Mind Tricks.....

Starwars was released in May 1977. Guess what? I had never seen the movie until yesterday. GASP! Can you believe it? It was amazing all the references that I've come across over the years but never really knew the root. One such is the phrase "Jedi Mind Tricks". I was surprised to learn the meaning behind this little phrase. I feel like I have been let in on a private joke. :-)

Last weekend was Comfest. We picked up this garden spinner with a butterfly and I also visited my favorite incense vendor. I have been waiting a whole year to buy more of that guys incense.

I finished the Jubilee scarf this weekend. I blocked it this morning.

So I have been hinting to changes in the bonus room for a few weeks. Jimmy has taken over the den (former library room on the first floor) for his home office now that he works out of our house. This left the bonus room without a purpose. I soon suggested that we turn it into my studio/office. We had the walls painted a lovely lavender and I have been making slow progress on putting things in the proper place. It is still a work in process but here are a couple pictures.

Not sure if I posted a finished Clap picture after blocking so here it is. Sorry if it is redundant because I am to lazy to scroll back right now. I hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July. I was sick with a summer cold last week and finally started to feel better yesterday morning. Of course I always like to share so now Jimmy is suffering from the sore throat and stuffy head. Mom always taught me to share which is always challenging for an only child. ;-)

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