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I spent the weekend in Manistee at a friend’s cottage with 9 other women and a very large dog. There was a blizzard (literally) and we were “stuck” inside all weekend. Knitting was certainly accomplished. 🙂

This is from a Needful Yarns Camp Set… they fit the Doodlebutt perfectly. Matching socks are on the needles right now. 🙂
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But wait… I’ve knitted for myself too! One Amanda Hat (free on Ravelry)…

Top view (cut off because my screen on my camera is broken and every photograph is a crap shoot)…
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Sexy up-close view…
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Sexy “I’ve been knitting in my jammies” photo… Still the Queen of Self Portaits, you see…
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And I even designed a scarf to go with it… yup, that’s my own pattern, baby! Again with the crooked pictures…
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Yay me! Yay for the scarf, not the cut off photo. 🙂 Guess whose going to be buying a new camera in the new year?
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I’ve got more to share but yeah… tired. 🙂

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Mom’s birthday was last week and I actually managed to finish knitted gifts for her on time. *shocked face*

A new hat…
Beau in Eskimo

… and a new scarf…
Warm Neck

… to go with previously made hand warmers. 🙂
Warm Hands

Yay!

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Aside from the fact that knitting is cool because it’s an art and creative and fun and all that jazz, one of the main reasons that I love being in the Knitting Community is the friendships. I have managed to make myself at home in a rather crazy possy of knitting peeps who have filled my life with lots of giggles.

Yesterday just as the shop was about to officially close (even though we were open for several more hours due to it being Movie Night) one of my knitter girls showed up for hugs and some fiber therapy. Miss Kelli was in town for another bunny event at MSU and came in to visit. I know I’ve mentioned it before but I’m going to repeat myself… Kelli gives great hugs! I always love me some Kelli Hug. 🙂

Today was another meeting of my crazy road trip buddies. Marcia drove into town for an afternoon of Stitch and Bitching with me, Kristi and Dirty Sue. I didn’t manage to do much knitting (although I did pick up 84 stitches on the shop model I’m working on…) but what was more important was the side splitting laughter and snorting that was had. I’m sure the people at Houlihan’s where we had lunch weren’t so happy to hear us cackling like we were (and we weren’t even drinking alcohol!) but too bad… we had fun and that’s all that mattered. 🙂 We officially have a name for our group too… we’re the Circle of Brains Knitting Club. Don’t ask. LOL

I do have a few pictures to share… two of the yarny kind and two of the furry kind. 🙂

I finished a wrist warmer last night while channeling my inner Breakfast Club (that was for you, Kristi… lol). I’d originally started these back in November or December when Rob gave me a pattern. Then I lost the pattern. Then I got the pattern again a few weeks ago and managed to screw it up. LOL The pattern I had was for wrist warmers with a thumb but last night when I went to work on the thumb it was just all effed up and so I ripped it back out to before the thumb gusset and just made this:

Wrist Warmer

See how cool the color change is? Me likey.
Preety

I actually like this pattern better than the one I was attempting to do. I wear my other wrist warmers at work all the time and since those don’t have thumbs either I’d probably be bugged if these had a thumb on them.

Pattern: My own
Yarn: Bonnie
Colorway: No idea… a pretty rainbow-y one. LOL

And now for the furry pictures…

Hehe… this is my Katie Boo. My mom’s Scottie. She looooves to have her belly rubbed so when I come in the house she automatically rolls over like this and waits for me to love on her. Silly nerd.

Katie

And a close up on the face because it cracks me up…
Silly Boo

And my boyfriend Busby… he was hanging out with us while we were knitting at the shop today. He’s too cute to not snap pictures of. 🙂
Buzzard

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Remember this from last winter? The fingerless glove that never got a mate?
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Off to the frog pond it went and now, it’s a nearly finished sock. :o)
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I’m quite in love with the stripes on the heel…
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That is all… back to your regularly scheduled stuff. 🙂

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FO: Wrist warmer

It’s not a totally finished project because I still have a second one to make, but it’s a finished object. 😀

Not done   Done

 I’m hoping that with a wash that it’ll shrink up just a tad but if it doesn’t… oh well.

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Still working on the wrist warmers I posted about last week.  I really need to stop knitting for myself and focus on gifts. 😀

  

And a close up of the pretty… Steinbach Wolle.  I have no idea what the color name is because its not in English. hehe… but I love it.  I got it at Threadbear.

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I bought a kit at Target a while ago for convertable mittens.  They’re supposed to be two layers, the bottom one being the fingerless part, and then the top layer is a normal mitten that covers everything but the wrist of the bottom layer.  I didn’t bother with the top layer and used my own yarn (Lion Brand Magic Stripes) instead of the stuff that came with the kit… but I finally made some. :o) 

This oh so fabulous picture brought to you by balancing the camera on my boobs with the timer set. :o)

To take a look at what the finished product looks like when you use the kit, check out a picture of it in Brynne’s blog.  Brynne was wonderful enough to send me a copy of the pattern for these mittens because once I got my kit home I found out that the pattern book was missing. :o)  And thanks to her blog, I entered the wonderful world of Knitting Blogs. :o)  They’re cute mittens, but the colors are a little too girly for my taste.  Maybe I’ll make them for my mom though using the colors that came with the kit. :o) 

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