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March 31, 2010

Denial Canceled

Last week I blogged about being in denial. I didn't think the partially knit circle sock was going to fit comfortably. Later that same day I tried it on again and it didn't seem to be as tight as I remembered. It has been pretty crazy at work the last couple weeks and my brain capacity isn't what it used to be. CRS what can I say?

Anyway I started working on it again and last night I Kitchener stitched the first sock. On to the second!

March 25, 2010


So I am in denial.... On Ravelry I am going to list this project as ZZZZZ but in reality I am going to have to frog this sucker. What you probably can't tell is that the cuff is like a flipping vise. I am not sure what possessed me to wait so long to try it on. I guess I will know better next time. I love this yarn and I really love the pattern. If I reknit I will go up a needle size for the circle patterns and back down to the current needle for the foot.

March 22, 2010

Knit Happy!

*Note I started writing this post on Sunday but didn't finish it until Monday morning*

Today (Sunday) has been an amazing day. Actually it has been an awesome weekend. The weather has been rocking. Jimmy and I walked around one of the outside malls here in Columbus yesterday. I normally clothes shop twice a year and yesterday was my spring shopping trip. Then we had date night and just spent a lovely day together. :-)

Today (Sunday) I met a friend for tea. After tea we found ourselves at Knitters Merc and I fell hard. I have a confession. I hate my upper arms so I thought perhaps having a couple shrugs in different colors would be just the way to cover up my arms yet still take advantage of summer tops that are short/no sleeves. On Saturday I picked up a black shrug while shopping with Jimmy. At Knitters Merc I picked up this yarn:

I think I will make the Little Peacocks by Sarah Hoadley shrug with this yarn. Here is a pic of Little Peacocks:

I also picked up some needles and a Knit Happy travel mug. I take tea with me in the morning to work and this mug is perfect!

This is my current favorite tea. YUM!

March 19, 2010

baby kimono

I have heard knitters talk about this darling pattern many times over the years but never had any motivation to knit one until now. My husband and I received an invitation to a baby shower for a dear friend. Of course my brain went into overdrive thinking about what I could make for this little baby.

I stash busted some left over yarn made of cotton and linen. I am actually finished with one side and working on the second. I hope to finish this beauty tonight.

BTW.... They say the baby is a girl. I hope we don't have any surprises because this isn't really a boy color.

March 14, 2010

Circle Socks

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This sock pattern, Circle Socks by Anne Campbell, cracks me up. I have named the project 313 Circle Socks on Ravelry.

I have a break between the last pair I knit and a sock KAL kicking off so I cast these on Friday evening. I am using Zitron Trekking XXL (colorway 313) given to by Tami for my birthday last year. I am working the heal flap on the first sock.

So whimsical....

March 9, 2010

Spindle Spinning.....

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For some reason I have been drawn to this book. Previously I didn't have interest in spinning my own yarn until this book. It would take away from my knitting time. I still don't have desire to use a spinning wheel, at this point, but I am drawn to the spindle.

Stay tuned.....

March 8, 2010


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Have been making some progress on my Cooper Circle Angee. Only two more repeats and then the toe decreases. I just may get to wear these once before official sandal season!

March 4, 2010

Knitting Stash

 Last week a friend left a bag of knitting stash at my house. She isn't crafty and had the bag of "stuff" fall into her hands. She immediately thought of me and my obsession with yarn and knitting. There were 3 or 4 in progress projects and some random yarn.

 Check out the 70's knitwear on the cover of the pattern book. GASP!

This one reminds me of Dick and Jane books for some reason!

March 2, 2010

Bombshell 3x

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I am making my third Bombshell. I am using some Cotlin and Bamboo held together in pink and orange.

March 1, 2010

Krazy Kiki

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I had just taken a vest off the blocking mat and stepped out of the studio to hang it up. I found Kiki up on the blocking mat rolling and rolling and rolling. Today was one of those days I wish I had the iPhone G3S so that I could have video recorded her rather than just taking her picture. That kitty cat is LOCO!

P.S. I am glad I put the pins away intp the little red heart box because I actually considered leaving them to clean up later.

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