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January 31, 2007

Holy crap! I am on a roll!

Why?

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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:

Ashley!

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

Kristi!


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

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

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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

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

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and

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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

Spinning.....

Remember this?

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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:

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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:

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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?

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and

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Specs:
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!

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Finally. I finished something. And I like it.

Specs:
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...

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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.....

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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

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

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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)