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December 31, 2007

If a tree falls in the woods and nobody is around to see it...

Will you hear a sound? Is that how it goes?

Or if a pair of Dashing’s fell in the woods and no one is around would you pick them up?

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I would. These are the husband's Dashings. I did indeed finish them on Christmas Eve. He knew about them so they didn't get wrapped. I really like these. I may even make a pair for myself. I wasn't too happy with how the thumb came out. But I cleaned up the holes a bit.

Don't these look like logs though?? That is the reason for the title of this blog post.

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Or put THAT in your pipe and smoke it..... Pipe tobacco of course..... I am not sure how flamable these are....


They do look much better on though don't you think?

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yes that is my arm. Husband wasn't up for a photo shoot.

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Pattern: Dashing from Knitty - Link above
Yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease - Hunter Green
Needles: US 5 DPN's


I was going to do a year end wrap up, but I really don't need to bore you with my lists of things that I will probably never make right? So I leave you with a new project I am working on:

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These are the infamous Herringbone Mittens sans pom pom (I feel it will get in the way)

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I'm getting better at my stranded knitting aren't I??? Love this pattern! I am struggling a bit at with the thumb. Hope to have that worked out soon.

I am also hoping by next weekend to have my new digital camera.
So in closing, I want to thank all of you for your Christmas wishes! And I hope you all have a Happy New Year!

Posted by beth at 12:32 PM | Comments (11)

December 21, 2007

Happy Holidays from Big Geek

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From me to you, have a wonderful safe Holiday! Hugs to everyone!


PS - Looks like I had a little too much Christmas cheer in the last 2 pictures!

Posted by beth at 12:24 PM | Comments (6)

December 20, 2007

The heat is on.....

Yep! I am almost done with the Christmas shopping and Christmas knitting! I can't wait to be done and start something for my self for a change. Oh wait... I did that. (see below)

One hat for teacher. Check.

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I actually knit this a while ago and stuck it in a bag with other items to use for just this case.

Yarn: Noro Silk Garden
Pattern: One Skein Noro hat from a yarn store
Needles: US 8 DPN's and US Circular (16")

More Calorimetries. Check.

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The Green one is spoken for. I gave it to Julia and she forgot it so I at least got to take a picture of it! The green one and the yellow one are my hand dyed yarn. The multi colored one is one of my new favorite yarns. Patons Wool/Soy. LOVE the colors! Can't tell you who they are for. It's a secret. Shhhhhh

More Wristies. Check.

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I have written the specs for these so many times that I don't feel like doing it anymore. I can't tell you who these are for either. Don't even try to get it out of me.

Now to make my life even more crazy I thought it would be a good idea to start a pair of Dashing’s for the husband.

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I sure hope I get them done in time.......and that they fit.....

Oh and to top it all off. I started a pair of Roza's socks for my self.

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I figure I need a good peaceful project for when all my presents are wrapped and I want some quite time.

Phew! I am tired!

Posted by beth at 12:46 PM | Comments (6)

December 17, 2007

Manly yes... But I like it too!

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I love this pattern! Oh, it would help to share what it is right??
Pattern: Manly MittsYarn: Vanna's Choice 100% Acrylic (I love this stuff!)
Needles: US 4 DPN's

I made these for my best friend for Christmas. She has promised not to look at the blog until after Christmas. I hope she doesn't peek.

Here are a couple more shots:

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The inside the mitten shot:

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I am getting better with my stranded knitting. It still looks a little wonky, but over all I am pretty pleased with these. I will be making more of them.

I went to a Ravelry Group Meet Up with some fellow Central New York Knitters! I had a blast and will be going lot's more! I saw Erin and Jill and met Paige. There were other girls there too who are blogless and I didn't get to say hi to all, but the vibe was totally cool! I can't wait until the next meet up!

Posted by beth at 12:27 PM | Comments (11)

December 14, 2007

Still life of yarn with kitty cat

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Posted by beth at 12:53 PM | Comments (6)

December 11, 2007

Some of my favorite things.....

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Carla's Shawl

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These Guys are creating many ha ha's at my house. I especially love the David Bowie episode! I am also not sure which boy I have a crush on more Bret or Jemaine.

I keep forgeting to mention this blog:
Secret Lentil
She is a friend of mine and makes the most incredible clothing! Check it out. You may even see something I made her!

I love love love this site:

Craft Magazine and Blog

My day isn't complete if I don't visit it. I also proudly own all the magazines too.

Oh I almost forgot:


Really. How could I be so stupid?

And another thing.... I am dreaming of these mittens:

Chevalier Mittens

Posted by beth at 12:41 PM | Comments (8)

December 06, 2007

See how I am?

I spoiled you all last week! Well it has been a busy week. Lot's of snow here in Central New York, little big geek has been home sick for 3 days with strep. Poor kid was sick on a snow day! But he is on the mend.

I had some family obligations this weekend so I missed my 1st guild meeting ever! It was the annual gift exchange. I know I have mentioned that we get some fiber back in May. We can either spin it or get mill spun yarn. I chose to spin mine this year and knit up a couple of things:

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Yeah, they are nice and all... but guess what I got???? I wish I could show a picture but I can't because the light is bad! So go trot over to Carla's place and check it out.


This is what I got! Can you believe it? It is so so beautiful! I LOVE IT!!!! Words can not describe.... well yes they can! It's gorgeous
Thank you Carla!

Okay, back to my stuff.
Pattern for the hat is from One Skein Wonders
Yarn: My own handspun. Alpaca/Merino Blend
Needles: US 6 Circular (I think)

Pattern for the Wristwarmers: Wisp of the Mist Wrist Warmers From Compassionate Knitting - Tara Jon Manning
Yarn: See above
Needles: US 5 Dpns

Okay, back to Carla's shawl. I am going to take pictures of it this weekend!

Did I mention that I love it and I want to marry it?

Posted by beth at 12:37 PM | Comments (9)