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Archive for September, 2008

Scraps

Okay so I’ve been thinking WAY too much about this whole sock yarn blanket. I simply haven’t made enough socks to have enough scraps for this blanket. I have lots of sock yarn but it was all bought for duh… making socks! LOL So I either have to knit a bunch of socks in order to have scraps, buy a bunch of sock yarn specifically for the blanket, or… I can beg. *nods*

So I’m begging…

Do you have sock yarn scraps that you’re keeping just because you can’t throw them out?
Do you want to contribute to a project but not have to actually knit anything?
Do you love me?

If you can answer yes to any of those questions, and you have spare sock yarn scraps around that you’d like to donate to me, let me know! 🙂 I’m looking for sock weight yarn, any color, preferably superwash, but I’m not that picky. Donors will not only get my undying love, but also some sort of hand crafted knitish goodness from me as a thank you (i.e. stitch markers, mini scissors with beaded cord, etc.).

If you know my e-mail address, hit me up. If you don’t know my e-mail address, comment and I’ll e-mail you.

Thanks!

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WIP: Mama Socks

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One down, one to go… fits her perfectly and she’s rather geeked to be finally getting her own pair of hand knit socks so I guess that it’s worth giving up the pretty yarn to her. 🙂

This is my first ever after-thought heel and it worked out pretty well if you ask me. 🙂 We’ll see how it wears! 🙂

In other knitting… I’m still making those darn mini mitered squares out of sock yarn for a blanket… I’m addicted. Maybe by the time it’s blanket sized I’ll have a kid of my own to use it on. LOL It’s smaller than it would be, but I ripped out all of the blocks I’d made before because I decided to be sensible and use bigger needles so I started from scratch. Purty though isn’t it?

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Anywho… that’s all for now. The Biggby’s that I’m at is closing early tonight so I’ve gotta get out. 🙂

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Ahh…

Goodbye, Summer…

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Hello, Fall!

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Lansing Knitters?

I’ve been thinking… I need a new Knit Group. Not that my old one isn’t near and dear to my heart, of course (and I do miss you all horribly)… but um, yeah.

So I’m in search of Lansing Area Knit Groups. What days and or nights do people knit around town? If possible, give me the when, the where, the who, and whatever else you think I should know. 🙂 And well, just in case it’s not obvious, non ThreadBear groups please.

Or… anyone want to start a new group? We could pick a night, overtake a coffee shop and just get knitty with it. 🙂

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FO: Twilight Tube Socks

I’ve done so much knitting this week that my hands hurt and I can’t knit tonight. 😦 I did a round on my latest socks while at dinner tonight and it was like torture to my poor hands.

But… I do have a finished object to show for the pain! 🙂

Name: Twilight Tube Socks
Made for: Shawna
Pattern: I used the toe from Lynn H’s Toe Up Socks pattern and then just winged the rest…
Yarn: Collinette Jitterbug… Summer Berries (I think)
Needles: US 3 dpns
Verdict: Loved doing a tube sock! The yarn is lovely to work with and the colors a beautiful but I don’t like the way the color pools. The recipient loved them though.
Why the name? The bulk of the socks were knitted while I listened to the book Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. Great book, btw.

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In other news, I’m serving as Foster Mama to my grandpa’s cat, Bo. He’s sick and has had to have daily meds and stuff. Since Gramps is 93 and wouldn’t even know how to begin giving a cat meds, Bo has been with me for the last week and a half. We’re not sure what’s going to happen now though because it turns out that the lump he’s got on his shoulder is a sarcoma and needs to be removed along with his leg. But that’ll be a $1,000 surgery which of course I can’t afford nor can my mom or my grandpa. Anyone know of a vet in Michigan who does pro-bono work? 😦 I mean look at this face…

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Knitterpalooza tomorrow… I won’t be there unfortunately but I hope everyone has fun!

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Half way there…

Three loads of laundry done…
One new episode of Gossip Girl watched…
One new episode of One Tree Hill watched…
One dvr’d episode of High School Musical: Get In the Picture playing (and one Kleenex needed already)…

One tube sock completed…
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And another started…
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I feel so productive! LOL

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Since we last spoke, there’s been some more knitting at concerts…

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