Archive for January, 2007

Infected

I had some free time at home last night that I used to really get started on Celtic Dreams. Once I had the first couple of rows done on the front/back (whichever it becomes), the cables just flew. The only chart I have to check back on is the center panel now. I am also […]

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Out in Blogland

You have 30 minutes to donate (paypal link on the righthand side of page) to Rosie’s Place and win a pair of Colleen’s (Subway Knitter) famous CharlieCard Mittens (or one of two gorgeous shawl pins that were donated)! Do you have gorgeous hand-dyed yarn from Dave (Cabin Cove)? If not, go buy some! Then join […]

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FO: Licorice Whip

I am incredibly in love with this sweater! It is warm without being too warm, and it is super soft, and I knit it at a gauge such that it doesn’t seem to be pilling much yet (only fuzzing a little, as I would expect from merino). I do have to wear a tank or […]

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FO: Rogue

Yes, I finished Rogue approximately one million years ago, but I never posted any final pictures or specifications. This may be because it is incredibly huge on me (and therefore not all that becoming) and because the double decreases on the hood are not quite right. I still need to see what I can do […]

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From the Mouth of DH

I am in many ways a very technical person. Every time I learn something new, I want to learn the “proper” way to do it — I’m especially bad about this with sports. One of my favorite things about crafts is all of the different techniques and the fact that different things work for different […]

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Today’s Handknit Count

Today’s handknit-or-crocheted count: 4. What’s yours? Rogue (which still has no FO post, I am LAME), ladybug socks, crocheted scarf, knit hat from A (Soapbox). Not too shabby. It would be five if I made myself a pair of hand coverings! Speaking of handknits, here’s a hypothetical situation: Let’s say you are at a restaurant […]

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Best Laid Plans (or Sweater No. 3)

I woke up this morning and over coffee and morning blog reading, I shuffled my swatches. The stranded one was still damp, of course, but felt soft. The Gerbera swatch re-expanded back to its pre-wash/block state. I continued to be indecisive about what project to start next. Then E (PokingMyEyesOut) hopped online and exclaimed that […]

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Swatching Madness

When I got home from work Friday night, I finished the final 2 inches on the sleeve of Licorice Whip. I promptly tried it on, declared it done, and wove in the three ends[!]. Voilà! No FO post yet because I need to take pictures… maybe tomorrow. I am happy with it. That left me […]

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One Sleeve Down

After enjoying a bowl of Roasted Red Pepper, Leek, and Potato soup (a CIA recipe), I sat in bed and watched last week’s episodes of CSI and Grey’s Anatomy and managed to finish the first sleeve of my malabrigo Licorice Whip. “this is a new dog bed for me to chew on my tennis ball […]

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FO: Plain Black Toque

Sometimes I hate calling tiny projects FOs, like only socks and sweaters and things with many thousands of stitches are worthy of being pronounced as “finished.” But this hat is finished, DH likes it, and it fits, unlike the first one! So I figure that is worthy of being deemed “finished!” yes, I still need […]

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