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Knitting with Leroy

Kristi and I got together last night to knit. Lots of talking, wine drinking and giggling was done with a little bit of knitting on the side. 🙂 It was lovely though and I had a great time. Kristi swatched, and swatched and swatched and swatched… with some beauuuutiful yarn she recently acquired thanks to the boys at ThreadBear. I seriously want that yarn. I don’t know what I’d make with it, but oh it’s pretty.

I on the other hand worked on a swatch of my own. I started a feather and fan pattern the other night while discovering the joy of Audio Books, and after a few rows switched to larger needles to see which I liked better. I like the tiny needles, but can’t see myself ever, ever, EVER finishing a scarf with such tiny needles. So I think I’m going to start the whole thing over on the larger needles and go with it. I’m using yarn that I frogged… Remember this sock?

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I frogged it and am going to make the lacey scarf out of it. 🙂 I’m actually quite proud of this pattern… I’ve never done anything that resembles lace and this is a great pattern to begin with. Of four rows, only one is tricky and it’s easy enough to memorize so that carrying the pattern around isn’t manditory.

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Even with the traveling stitch marker from hell, I’ve managed not to totally screw the pattern up. 🙂 Yeah, I had a whole post about the wrong way to make stitch markers if you plan on selling them to the public written in my head, but I’ll be nice and just keep my mouth shut and never buy stitch markers from this person again. *nods* I mean come ON… my stitch marker traveled SEVEN stitches because of the cheap ass jump ring that the maker used that kept slipping open and sliding along my stitches without me realizing it. Not cool.

Oh and Kristi, here’s the link to the yarn… FlockSock Yarn by VanCalcar at Woolgirl. I have it in green and white too. It’s heavenly soft. 75% superwash merino, 25% nylon 4ply blend – Fingering weight. 400 yards.

No knitting has been accomplished since then because I was on Kid Duty today. But now that I’m free… I think I might shut this laptop down and move to a cooler location and knit away. 🙂

Before I go though… I was tagged as a: Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket by Sharon who then scolded me in the same sentence… but I’ll take the nomination anyway… 😉

I’m supposed to nominate other people now too, huh? Hmm… so many of my regular peeps have already been nominated so let me get creative. You’re nominated if you fit the following criteria:
1. You’re single.
2. You leave mistakes in your knitting because it gives them character.
3. You prefer free patterns over buying patterns.
4. You don’t typically swatch anything because you’d rather just start knitting.
5. You’re not a yarn snob (yet), but you don’t buy Red Heart because you do have SOME standards.

Hehe… if that’s you, let me know then put that button in your blog!

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I’m still around, really. I’ve even done some knitting. Not much, but a little.

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More socks… this time for me. I’m using the same pattern I used for my HP socks (although I’m considering ripping it out and doing a toe up sock), and yarn from Wool Girl (stitch marker from there too… so cute, it came free with my purchase). The yarn is Ravenclaw colored yarn by VanCalCar. I also have the Slytherin colorway too because it’s pretty.

I’ve been beading too. I made this set for my mom.

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And, one of the final gifts I made for the HP swap… magic scissors with a beaded handle that matched the stitch markers I made.

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That might have to be an Etsy project… They’d be easy to make in bulk, but something that is useful. :op

Harry Potter #7 was brilliant and I loved it. And The Order of the Phoenix movie… FABulous.

That’s all for now… tendonitis is yelling at me because my mom and I pulled up the carpet in my dining room last night. Ouch. Must rest hands so I can knit with the girls on Wednesday.

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