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February 19, 2008

Not a heck of a lot going on....

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Bought a car last week. Was sick last week. Finished one sock last week. That's bout it.

What kind of car?

2005 Hyundai Accent, 2 door, BRIGHT RED (not my choice, but you don't have a lot of options with a used car).

I am excited.
;-)

Posted by beth at 12:27 PM | Comments (16)

February 11, 2008

New project announcement!

I have started a new project! Yeah yeah....

I think I have a winner!

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This is the Canyon Hiking Sock from the book "Greetings from the Knit Cafe". I have wanted to make these for a really really long time. I also have notice a few people out there have had some success with using Lion Brand Wool Ease. So why is this a winner? Well I believe Wool Ease has some Acrylic in it! And it's freakin cheap.

Oh and another reason this is a winner... I am actually at the heel! I am using size US 3 circular needles and they are zipping along. It also helps that it is all stockinette (sp) stitch. I always seem to zip through all the knee socks I have ever knit. So why does it take me ages to knit a regular sock??? I think the fussier the pattern, the potential for procrastination. I don't know if that makes sense to any of you. I sometimes get bored with the busy patterns.

Any way, I love this sock. It will be warm as hell, but I don't care. I could use them on a day like today. 9 degrees. BRRRRRRRR

I am also using my local library more to check out books! I got a couple of duds (in my opinion) and here are a couple of gems:

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I love this book! I may even have to buy it. It is still available on Amazon.

Here is another one that I am not to crazy about the style of the sweaters as I am the stitch patterns. It is an early Alice Staremore:

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I must have been Norwegian in a past life. (right Kris?)

We just got news that we need a new vehicle. Sigh.... I was hoping for our car to last until spring. Looks like we need one THIS WEEK.

So I will be visiting the library and using up my stash to try and conserve $$$$ (Not that I need anything new (ahem) )

Posted by beth at 12:41 PM | Comments (11)

February 08, 2008

Roza Socks are finally done

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These took some time, but I really love them. The photo's dark and I can't help that. It's a grey yucky day. I took this picture at work, so I have a new background! The industrial carpet!

Specs:
Pattern: Roza's Socks - Interweave Knits
Yarn Silja Sock yarn given to me by the lovely Kris
Needles: US 1 Circulars (2)


Oh! Apparently I make people smile AND I make their day!

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Both Laurie
andChristie gave me these awards and not only do they in turn make my day and make me smile but so do these gals:

Maryse
Lisa
Katie
Meg
Annie
Kris
Missa
Holy Crap! I forgot her name!
Toni
Shannon

Who da thunk?


Posted by beth at 12:47 PM | Comments (12)

February 05, 2008

I reallly need to focus....

I have all these projects with just 1 mitten, or 1 sock or part of this or part of that done. Sigh...... I think I just need more time! Yeah right.

What has caused my mind to wander? Yet again? I am so into this mitten thing! Also I keep looking at the Vanna's Choice yarn that doesn't seem to be dwindling....

I thought I would try a new pattern with the above yarn and see what I came up with:

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Yes. This is the Matrix Mittens. I really love the pattern, but I don't like the square edge at the top. I am more of a pointy mitten gal.

Here is the back side:

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And just to overload you, here are shots on my hand:

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Why people, do I feel the need to knit with Acrylic? I am going to give these another shot, but I am going to modify the top of the mitten to a point. AND I am going to knit with good old fashion wool


I guess I should mention that I do have one Roza sock done and I am at the gusset of the second. Home stretch. I should have new socks to wear by the weekend!

Posted by beth at 12:56 PM | Comments (12)