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Archive for September 3rd, 2007

Oh yeah…

I also took pictures of a quilt I made for my big brother about 10 years ago or more. The printed blocks are old tees that he used to wear back in high school. 🙂

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And close ups…
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Because my attention span lately is much like that of a gnat… my number of projects on the needles keeps growing as does the amount of time I find myself frogging a project because I “don’t like the pattern” (translation: I fucked it up and can’t fix it. lol)

My newest project is the Catch the Wave Afghan. See, I was at my mother’s house last night… and I decided that the bag of yarn, neddles and other knitting supplies that I gave her a few years ago (which has since sat in her closet unused) was going home with me. I have plans for a fabulous scarf out of two of the yarns because I once made my sister in law a scarf out of the same stuff and wanted to keep it SO bad. 🙂 But in addition to that, there were two or three things of Lion Brand Homespun. It’s torture to work with, but it’s very soft and very pretty. So I checked out the Homespun patterns at the LB website and yup… Catch the Wave it is.

Then of course are the socks I’ve been working on. I’m on the heel flap of sock #2. Can’t wait to finally wear the socks. All mine! Mine!

I started a scarf the other day that will soon be frogged because the needles I used were too big for the pattern and yarn.

Finally, there’s the ongoing quest to finally make a shawl/wrap for my sister. I frogged the Feather and Fan swatch that I began last weekend, tried a different pattern that drove me nuts, and now I’m pretty sure I’m going to go back to the Feather and Fan in the larger needles.

In other knitting news… I taught Ravyn to knit on Friday. We were sitting on the couch watching some movie and I was knitting the above mentioned scarf. She kept saying, “So how do you do that?” And eventually she raided her mother’s knitting stash and came back with needles and yarn to use. She’s been practicing all weekend and although she doesn’t totally have it right, she does more stitches correctly than she does them incorrectly. 🙂 I want to get her some kid needles. I know that Lion Brand has some Kid Needles that I’ve seen in the stores. I think those might help. The needles she’s been using are crappy. They’re metal and slippery.
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Last but not least, I went to my first meeting of the knitters book club yesterday. It was a lovely time, a good book, and I look forward to the next meeting! 🙂
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And now… it’s too freaking hot to sit here with the laptop. So I’m outta here. Maybe I’ll… knit! 🙂

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