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Archive for October, 2007

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No knitting content but check out the cuuuuutest preschool school picture in the world…

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*gushes* That’s my Bubba. :o)

Oh and Happy New Backstreet CD Day to me!

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Wee!

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This whole working two jobs thing pretty much blows. :p Especially when it comes to my knitting time! But… I’ve got a mortgage to pay and a crapload of bills so… I’ve gotta do what I’ve gotta do.

For those of you who don’t know, I’m still working in the yarn shop and now I’m also working a temp job at the District Library here in town. It’s a 6-8 week job, full time, crappy pay… but I get to wear jeans and listen to my headphones all day long. 🙂 I’ve been there for a week so far. It’s a fairly painless job (although my tendonitis doesn’t exactly love it), I’m tagging items in one of the libraries for a new system which is going to be put into place sooner or later. So basically I put these nifty security sticker tags on every single item in the library and arm it so that it’ll work. This is what I look at for eight hours a day.

Work

Wanna guess what part of the library I’ve been working on for the past three days?

How many cd's can one girl check out in a week?

Yeah… those are the cd’s I’ve checked out this week. 🙂 I’ve also checked out a knitting book and I’m sure once I start tagging the books tomorrow I’ll leave with more books soon. 🙂 Libraries rock. Free books and cd’s rock. 🙂 Aside from working at the library and the shop, my time pretty much consists of sleep, worrying about bills, and counting down to the new Backstreet cd (8 days!!!). Anyone know of a house flipper in the mid-Michigan area who wants to buy a cute little house in a great neighborhood to flip? I’d really like to get rid of the house so I can save some money. It’s a great house, but it’s old and needs a bit of work to be fabulous. 🙂

As for knitting… there’s been a little. From the above mentioned checked out knitting book I made a beaded knitted bracelet. I’d show it to you but I can’t find it. I think I may have dropped it at Kristi’s last night. :op It’s kinda cute… needs some tweaking (i.e. smaller beads) but it could be a darn cute (and super fast) project.

I do however have pictures of this pretty…
Pretty

What is it? Well I’ll tell ya… it’s a baby leg warmer. 🙂

Wee Warmer

Or rather, it will be once I finish the ribbing. These are a commissioned project. My friend Heidi is making a dress for her niece and wanted some Baby Legs to go with them but preferred to have hand-knit Baby Legs instead of the store bought ones. So… I found a pattern by Knitting at Knoon and voila. 🙂 Once I get one done Devin is totally going to be a model for me. Hehe… Oh and I’m making them out of Biberon (sp?) and it’s quite soft. 🙂 I seriously want some sock yarn in these colors. 🙂

Yum

Last but not lease… I have this…

Hmm...

It hopes to be a hat to go with the Scarf O’ Pinkness. I’m afraid I ‘m going to run out of yarn though, so we’ll see… The Scarf O’ Pinkness is waiting patiently for a partner. 🙂

Pink and more pink

I hope everyone in the knitting world is doing well… I haven’t had time to read my blogroll much, but I’m thinking about all of ya! 🙂

See, Rob? I told you’d I’d make a post! 🙂

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Knit Map

Check this out… Knit Map.com is a site that’ll list knitting shops in a particular area (you put in the area and it searches for you. Uber cool!

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It’s been a pretty good week around here. I’ve been knitting and actually making progress *gasp* I don’t have any pictures because my camera was on empty and I had to charge it, but this weekend I should be able to show off some stuff. 🙂

I finished Ravyn’s Scarf O’ Pinkness tonight. She’s uber excited about it. I have to block it though so she can’t have it quite yet. I also have left over yarn so I’m thinking I might be able to make her a matching Calorimetry for her. I haven’t looked at the pattern yet though to see if I have enough. 🙂 If not, I’ll make up my own pattern, I know there’s enough yarn to make her something for her head. 🙂

I’ve also begun making a pair of Wee Warmers (aka the hand knit version of Babylegs) for a friend who wanted some for her niece. I casted on yesterday and I’m over half way done with the first one… such a quick knit! They’re darn cute too. Devin will be my model once they’re done even though they’re part pink… hehe

Other items still on the needles… Heelless Sleeping Socks and Lou Shawl version 1042 *lol* What I really want to make next is a new scarf for moi. It’s finally cold enough around here to actually put a scarf to good use (I turned my heat on at home this morning…) so I think it’s time for a new one for ME! 🙂 Ooh and fingerless gloves too, gotta make some more of those. Plus I’ve got lots of Christmas knitting to plan and begin. Yikes! I really need a weekend knitting retreat soon!

Tis all for now… 🙂

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My bag of tricks

I forgot I had these pictures… Friday afternoon my mom and I took the monsters to a McD’s with a play place. Devin only played in it for a little while but while the bigger monsters were busy playing he kept himself busy with stuff in my handy dandy knitting bag.

Much like Oscar, Devin is a Measuring Tape Hunter too…
Tasty

His first experience with Noro…
So pretty!

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Progress…

So the Mini Clap is sooooo much quicker than the regular one. That’s probably a Duh statement but whatever. Without having to do that endless set of Increase rows it makes this project much happier on the Instant Gratification list. I like doing the dropped stitch rows and I get to do them so much more often now. This makes me smile. 🙂

It’s sort of a bumpy mess that doesn’t photograph well right now, but trust me, it’s coming along and I like. 🙂

Mini Clap

Oh and the yarn is Noro. Yes, they really DO make a solid Noro, and yes I’m really sure it IS Noro. It’s colorway #92 of Noro Cash Iroha. See?

Told ya

That’s about all I’ve been knitting on lately. Ravyn’s Scarf o’ Pinkness is still hanging in there as are the Heelless Sleeping Socks, but the Clap is pretty mindless so I’ve been sticking to that for now. 🙂

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1 Year!

Remember this little guy?

10-02-06

He’s now this bigger little guy and he turned one today (Tuesday). 🙂
Such a boy...

Cake, of course, was had… 🙂
Mmm...

Happy Birthday, Devin!

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