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Knitting news

I recently finished knitting a scarf for a swap I was in on Craftster. I used the Karaoke Cable Scarf pattern, and Patons Classic Merino wool in a beautiful green (it was a Twilight swap, and I chose the green to represent the lush greenery that is Forks!). I’ve worked with cables once or twice, but this is hands down the most cabling I’ve ever done. It was so simple, and the effect was awesome! I forgot to snap a picture before sending it out, so I had to wait for my swap partner to post one before I could share. I will definitely be making more for Christmas presents!

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Knitting again

Today is a sick day for everyone…I feel like sitting on the sofa and watching movies until I fall asleep. And what crafty activity to do at the same time? Why, knit something of course! I haven’t touched my needles in MONTHS, and have been feeling a very strong urge to do so lately. I’ve picked out the yarn to make something for Milli’s wee peanut, and now I just have to finish this post and pick out the right size needles, then I’m off! Hope you all have a good weekend.

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Living

So, we’re still here. Not doing the best, not living on the street either. At the end of the month we will be moving back to the dreaded ghetto, where the rent is cheaper. Although, the complex has done a rather nice job of sprucing the place up since I left, and (so they say) have gotten rid of a lot of the bad tenants. We’ll see…stay tuned for more neighbor drama, I’m sure!

 So I’m on a packing/weeding out crap mission today and don’t have much time to post…but wanted to pop in and say hello. I’m selling off a bunch of my knitting/crochet books that I no longer need (I have a bit of an addiction, and this is only a small portion of my stash!) so let me know if anyone is interested. Later peeps!

All books will be shipped via priority mail with delivery confirmation (actual cost only), and I accept payment via paypal!
1. Vannas Favorite Crochet Gifts $5
Afghans, home decor, fashion and more. Excellent condition.

2. Hooked for Toddlers $8

By Margaret Hubert, brand new!

3. Afghans To Treasure $4

4. Annie’s Favorite Baby Projects $8
his hardcover book is full of the best baby projects AA has ever done! Heirloom christening gowns, stuffed toys, stunning blankets. This one was one of my favorites!

5. Crochet for Babies and Toddlers $8
y Betty Barnden- chock full of adorable patterns for wee people!

6. From Needles to Hook $8
Complete Guide to Coverting Knit Patterns To Crochet”. Says it all!

Now for the knitting ones-

1. The Yarn Girls Guide to Kid Knits $12
This book is fantastic!

2. Knitting in No Time $6
By Melody Griffiths- fabulous book!

3. Yummy Yarns Knits for Kids $4
Funky and fresh patterns for kids

4. Charmed Knits $6
Projects for Fans of Harry Potter. Brand new!

5. Knitting for the Pampered Baby $5
By Rita Weiss. Adorable baby dresses in this one!

6. Hip Knits $4
65 Easy projects- perfect for the begining knitter who wants more than scarves!

7. More Paintbox Knits $5
Mary H. Bonnette and Jo Lynne Murchland

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Last night

There was a moth. He flew out of my yarn basket. Someone tell me what to do!!!! (yes, there is plenty of wool in that particular basket, but also a little acrylic and a fair amount of cotton, in case that matters.) I admit to screaming a little bit, and freaking Chris out just a tad. Silly muggle- he doesn’t understand the possible implications! I was digging through the basket looking for a manly yarn..the time has come when I feel the urge to knit him something. Nothing sweater-sized (or time consuming) but I was thinking a hat. Thoughts? On anything?

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Done and done!

Boy am I loving this knitting-for-myself thing! I finshed another ballband dishcloth (using size 8 needles this time, and doing less repeats than the pattern calls for) and a new potholder. I’ve now got quite the collection of funky kitchenware!

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Did I ever tell you about the time The Jerk took my just-finished hand knit dishcloth (right after I finished knitting it…I was still new to knitting and it had taken me about a week to do a garter stitch square!) and washed his nasty dirty car with it? Yeah. It’s a good thing he’s gone 🙂

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The Stash Inspector Strikes Again!

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Hee hee.

While uploading pics of my FO’s to Ravelry, I realized there were several things I never shared on my blog! We’ll start with Natalie’s skirt, I made it for her to wear to Thanksgiving last year (I think I caught her when she was about to sneeze or something! She wore a nicer shirt for T dinner, this was a pic I took of her last week)

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When I come across some others, I’ll post ’em here. We’re not doing much today, just hanging around the house. Don’t even have to clean, since we took care of that yesterday! I’ve been getting some good knitting/crochet time in this weekend, and I’m now about halfway through my next leaflet proposal 🙂 Thankfully my wrist hasn’t been bothering me as much lately, so I’ve been able to work without that awful wrist brace.
Did anyone else get in on the “Yarn In A Teacup” swap? I saw it in the forums section of Ravelry, and managed to snag the very last invite! Sweet! I love swaps, and I’m also participating in Fiber Freaks “Fiber and Frappe” swap. Too much fun! And finally, a peek at my art project for the day. An emergency list for the kids, because you never know when/if they’ll need the info. We had one taped to the door at our last apartment, and I finally remembered to make another one for our new place!

1. 911

2. Grandmas phone number

3. Our address!
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Sophie & more

My finished Sophie bag-
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I picked up some sky blue cotton and sewed a lining in by hand, and I rather like it. The Sophie pattern is a lot of fun to knit, and I see myself casting on at least one more for a Christmas present this year! Only thing that bothers me is the fact that there is no closure. I think I might have to buy a magnetic snap and undo the lining to put it in. We’ll see. In the meantime, I’ve started the Triangle Motif purse from FC Easy Crochet
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And I plan to start another Ball Band dishcloth tonight. I love having multiple projects going, although my wrist is starting to complain a bit! Back to the game, Boston vs. Atlanta tonight.

Oh yeah- Jack said his first word last week! “Hot”. He loves to tell you when things are even remotely warm 🙂 And in true Jack fashion, he has since followed with “num-num” (our word for any kind of food for Jack) and “Ball”. 9 months old people! 9 months! I think he’s decided to graduate college for his first birthday :p

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