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October 30, 2007

Finally! A project to get me excited again!

Not that I wasn unexcited with the socks, but you know that pesky second sock syndrome.....

Anyway, I have been wanting to make these for quite some time

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What is this project and why am I so excited?

1) These are the Mosaic Mitts from Interweave Knits Summer 2004 and Holiday 2006. I always thought these looked fun to make. The thumb looks kinda huge, but I don't mind. It will keep my thumb warm.

2) I am excited because I get to try something I haven't tried before and that is Mosaic knitting. At first I was stumped at how to join the second color. But when they said "IT'S EASY" they really mean it. You only knit with one color per row. And you slip the stitches that are in the other color. It all works out when you get a couple of rows into it. Another reason I am so excited is the yarn I am using.

Are you ready? It is 100% acrylic! YIKES! But I love it! I got it cheap too. It's Lion Brand Vanna White something or other. The colors are pretty cool. AND I can wash this in the machine!

Can't beat that!

Posted by beth at 12:34 PM | Comments (16)

October 25, 2007

Finished Socks

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YAY! They are DONE! And the large footed gal in New Jersey LOVES them!
Which is very important. Now I can move on!

WOW, what a hectic week I have had! I went to NYC Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday with the large footed person mentioned above. As always she is a very good NYC guide and hostess. I finally went to Central Park! I have never done that before! It was awesome. The trip was for work, but after work I got to play. Which wasn't that much play as I was tired. I decided to take a walk Tuesday night by my self (which was great too) I found my self at a Barnes and Noble. I love book stores.

Here is what I picked up

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OH MY GOD DOT COM! I love this book! I want to make just about everything in it. Which is why I bought it. Well that and Missa has a totally rockin pattern in it. So when to find the time to start something new from this book and get all my Christmas knitting done too!

Groan.... something has got to give!

Oh and for some reason, I am not getting e-mail notifications about all your lovely comments! I will try and get back to you all soon if I can. It is so much easier to reply to your comments from my e-mail than looking it up on the blog! Please don't think I am mad at you, I just haven't had the time.

Okay gotta go drool over this book. What to make first.......

Posted by beth at 12:55 PM | Comments (7)

October 17, 2007

Oh dear.....It's been far too long...

What is wrong with me? That I could be away from this wonderful blog for so long?

Am I in a knitting slump? Sorta. I mean, do you really want to read about my measly two rows that I complete each day on my sock? Heck no! So I decided to wait and update when I had something worth while to say.

Here goes:
These socks just keep dragging on.....

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Good thing is I am in the home stretch now. I am at the toe. It won't be long now!

I did ply the red wool/alpaca blend for the husband. Looks mighty fine if you ask me:

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I hope I have enough for the scarf I want to make him....

I have been holding out on you. I made a purchase a couple of weeks ago.....


eeek! Ain't it sexy? No? yeah I agree, but it will make spinning much more enjoyable don't you think?

Posted by beth at 12:37 PM | Comments (16)

October 01, 2007

There I go Blogging again...

Or should I say NOT blogging.
Where did last week go?
I mean it's not like I didn't do ANYTHING at all!

I worked a little on my friend's other sock. I made another Calorimetry for pete's sake. I even did a little spinning:

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This is from Spinners Hill. I got this at the Hemlock Fiber Show. It is for the husband. These are his colors. It is a wool/alpaca blend. I am hoping to make him a scarf. He knows about it. It's very hard to spin and knit with him around so I figured I would let him in on it. This is spinning up gorgeous!

I feel my other cat Suki get's the raw end of the deal. She is a bit camera shy. I got some good pictures of her this weekend and thought I would share a couple:

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Suki Kitty, she's so pretty the Suki Kitty.

This next picture is the way I usually see her:


But it's usually by her food dish.

Posted by beth at 12:27 PM | Comments (13)