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April 24, 2007

You know what they say about a girl with big feet don't you?

BIG SOCKS!

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Yes, super secret knitting now can be revealed! I made my friend in New Jersey a pair of socks for her 40th, yes 40th birthday. Cause we all know once you get old like 40, your feet start getting cold. That's not true.

Anyway... She has big feet doesn't she? Well as she should. She is a tall drink of water! 6 foot I believe, so she deserves her big feet. If they were any smaller she would look funny. A while back I asked my friend to send me some measurements of her feet. This is what I got:

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Not much to go by. But I did my best. Her feet don't really look like that. Wait a minute. I have never seen her feet, they could actually look like Fred Flintstone feet......

Here is a picture I took of one of my socks next to her sock:

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Just to show you the scale of it all. Wow! It's a Big Foot sighting! Whoa! Okay, enough of me going on and on about her poor feet. I sent the package yesterday. She got them today and took a picture

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Happy feet! They fit perfectly I am told!

Specs:
Yarn: Knit Picks Simple stripes in burgandy, tan, brown
Needles: US size 2 - 2 circluars
Pattern: From Cat Borhdi's book - Socks soar on 2 circular needles
This was the quickest pair of socks I have ever done. It took me a week and a day to complete. Obviously I wasn't knitting all the time.....

Posted by beth at 12:26 PM | Comments (20)

April 20, 2007

Good stuff

What a freakish week this has been! Sunday my furnace shit the bed (all good, just a little fix) but still it couldn't have come at a worse time! We got a good snow fall here in Central New York. It was the tail end of the Noreaster (spelled right?) that hit the whole east coast. So I am freezing in my house (until 11 the next day..) Had to shovel out of the driveway to get to work, witnessed a transformer blow the next street away from me. That is a weird thing to see. Then the really horrible news from Virgina.....a true tragedy.

I just didn't feel like blogging this week. I have been knitting though. Oh yes. I have some progress photo's to show of my new sweater!

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Can you tell what it is yet? Come on, I bet you can. Ok. I will tell you. It is the infamous Klaralund! Do you know how many people have made this sweater? Me either, but I know it is a lot. I have the front and back done. I am working on 1 sleeve. Got one more to go. I had to put it aside for some super secret gift knitting. Which I will share next week. Don't want to give away any surprises now do I?

I leave you with my cat, Smudge. Here he is showing you the left over snow from the storm on Monday. Yes Monday. We still have snow.

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There is a light at the end. It's going up to 70 degree's for the next 3 days! YES!

Posted by beth at 12:29 PM | Comments (11)

April 09, 2007

New Fiber Hobbie!

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Wow! It looks a little crazy, I know, but it was FUN! My guild meeting was 2 Sunday's ago and Anna (a guild member) showed us how to felt. It wasnt' needle felting, it was lots of water with a "tad" of dish soap and lots of agitation, and skwishin. Oh the possiblilities.....

So some of you have little faith in me! By some of your comments it seems that you already have me frogging the lace weight mohair even before I have knit anything with it!

You know me too well.

Oh, I started another sweater!

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More details this week. Stay tuned.

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

April 02, 2007

Good Stuff

I had a crap week last week. Everyone has them. So when I came home on Friday and found a box that was for me, I got very excited.

See, I won a contest over at Sweet Georgia's. YEP!!!!! Me! I WON!!! YIPIEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!

Now all I had to do was guess where she was going on her trip(hiatus). I guessed right, me and a couple of others.... and she sent me this:

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Which I would have been more than happy with! But also included in the box was this:

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SWOON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Really, she should have just stopped at the 1 skein, but I also found this:

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OH MY! It's called "Fairy Floss" and it is lace weight mohair!

All of this wonderful stuff is hand dyed by
Sweet Georgia's herself. I have been drooling over it for quite some time now. I really really want to thank her! (which I will) She made my day, week, month.
Thank you! It meant a lot to me.

Posted by beth at 12:06 PM | Comments (23)