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January 31, 2007

Holy crap! I am on a roll!


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Yes! It is! A FINISHED SWEATER!!!!!!

I have been so jealous of everyone lately finishing up sweaters and such that well, I just had to do it myself.

I think I started this during the summer. I finished it this weekend. All I needed to finish was the sleeves. Let's take a closer look at the sleeves:

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Huzzah! ARRRRRRGGGGG! AVAST! And all that. Yes it's the skull pattern from Hello Yarn. I think I should post this over at the along

Now, let's see, the specs are a little vague:
Pattern: Top down cardigan pattern from Glampyre (sorry no link - I am being lazy)I decided to keep it a pull over

Yarn: Uh, um, dunno. But it's 100% Wool (Candide I think) it's got a bit of the barn in it you know.

Needles: US size 8 circulars and dpn

It is a little snug, but I love it! Thanks you Carol for taking my picture at work! (note to the boss: it was at lunch....)

Posted by beth at 12:22 PM | Comments (27)

January 26, 2007

We have winners!!!

Gosh you guys! I wish I could give you all a prize, unfortunately I can only give 2 at the moment.

And the winners are:

For the 2,999th comment, winner of Jah Rastafari:


and for the 3,000 comment, winner of the Alpaca:


Thank you so much for commenting and reading. I won't wait another 3,000 comments to have a contest I promise!

Gee I haven't had this many comments since my fun fur entry. Wooo!

Posted by beth at 08:54 AM | Comments (6)

January 25, 2007

Hey guess what?

I joined an "ALONG" and I think it is PERFECT for me!

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You can read all about it here. You may have to scroll down a bit to read my entry, which isn't that exciting. I mean not as much as all the other stuff that people are makeing over there. But I figured it would kick my ass to start and finish the mittens. Which, by the way I am much futher ahead on than the picture shows.

Oh and guess what? It is contest time! Yep. Right here. Now I am really not one to whore for comments so this is why I thought I would wait until now. But I am almost to 3,000 comments for this here blog. I appreciate each and every comment (well not the sex ones) and I would like to thank you for leaving comments on this blog. If you are the 2,999th and 3,000th commenter I would like to give 1 each to those 2 people the following:

To the 2,999th I would like to give JAH RASTAFARI


And to the 3,000th commenter I would like to give:


I haven't named the yarn. But it is 100% Alpaca and it is N-I-C-E. Both skeins are hand spun by yours truly

My only rules are that you have to knit or weave or craft or something. I don't want to give this to someone who isn't going to use it or will regift it. Oh and if you make something with it, you have to take a picture and send it to me. That isn't too much to ask is it?

So what are you waiting for! Leave some comments!


And thank you for visiting me!

Posted by beth at 12:14 PM | Comments (40)

January 23, 2007

I've been holding out....

Yes, I have. I have another FO! And this is a cute one!

One of my coworker's daughter had a baby in October. A girl! I have been wanting to make the baby bonnet by Erika Knight for the longest time. I made the bonnet ages ago and I finished it right before New Years. I didn't show a picture because I wanted a shot of it on THE BABY! Right?

Here she is, Baby "A"

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okay it's a little big for her.....

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Okay so it looks like it's swallowing her.

Well I am looking at the photo and "HEY MOM" you got it on backwards!

I probably should have sent her these for instructions


Because it's so cute here is a side view:




That's alright. She will grow into it and hopefully a new picture with the bonnet on correctly will be here soon.

She is still cute eh?

Posted by beth at 12:36 PM | Comments (13)

January 18, 2007


Remember this?


Well, I have finally spun it up! It is very "festive" shall we say?
I called the roving "Gay Pride".

Here is a "singles" yarn cake:


Well, it doesn't really look like that anymore.

I probably should have navajo plied.

But I didn't want to.

I *center-pull-balled-2-plyed* (it's my new word) and this is what I got:


Introducing: Jah Rastafari! (That is what husband exclaimed when he saw it.) ("really")


Posted by beth at 12:08 PM | Comments (19)

January 15, 2007

Avoidance issues....

Why oh why can't I finish my shawl? WHY? WHY WHY?

Because it's boring and stupid. The shawl that is. I am bored to DEATH with it.

So what have I been doing in the mean time?




Pattern: Wisp of Mist Wrist Warmers (say that 3 times fast...) from Compassionate Knitting by Tara Jon Manning
Needles: US 5 DPNS
Yarn: Hand dyed by me

Love this pattern! You can crank these out in no time. In fact I am on my 3rd pair! You can knit these and put them away for that last minute gift. God I sound like a dork.

PS: Thank you so much for the comments on my socks! Wow! You guys are great!

Posted by beth at 12:34 PM | Comments (18)

January 09, 2007

Socks..... DONE!


Finally. I finished something. And I like it.

Pattern: From Knitters's Socks Book. (dunno the exact name or pattern)
Yarn: From my Dye-O-Rama pal. I don't even know if it is machine washable.
Needles: US 2 Circulars

I wish I had made the leg part a little longer. They almost feel like ankle socks. Whatever. They are done. Let's look at them again...


Okay, so these are off the list of works in progress. I really need to finish that shawl don't I?

Posted by beth at 12:30 PM | Comments (22)

January 03, 2007

So much for making promises to my self

What do you do if you have pretty much a WHOLE day to your self. A WHOLE rainy, damp Saturday that is.....


Yes, I pretty much stayed in my jammies, didn't shower until about 4PM. No kid around. Husband was around but he didn't bother me. I did take a break to eat.

So I started this mitten last Saturday. I am up to the thumb. Guess what? It's too small! GROAN................and sigh...............

I was doing so good too


I like the palm of this much more than the hand. My cuff and first couple of rows came out so good too.....


So what am I going to do? I am going to frog this, but I thought I should at least document my disaster. I am going to use a bigger needle and loosen up a bit.

I'm okay with this.

Posted by beth at 12:17 PM | Comments (9)