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I’m still alive

I’ve been knitting.

I completed my Jaywalkers, but haven’t posted the photos I took yet. (Been too lazy to resize and upload them.) I think they came out just slightly too long in the foot, but there’s not a chance in hell I’m ripping back to fix them. I love them and have worn them, but now I’m faced with the “OMG I HAVE TO WASH THESE!” issue. I don’t know where my label is, but I know it’s Lorna’s Laces. I don’t want to throw them in the washing machine and have them felt even a little, but I’ve no idea how to hand wash them!

As for my mom’s sweater? It’s sewn together!! I completed the last sleve late Saturday night and was able to sew it together yesterday. Now I just have the collar and button bands and I’ll be D-O-N-E! The button bands should take hardly any time at all and I don’t think the collar will either. I’m going to be knitting like mad this week to complete it before Mother’s Day this coming Sunday.

I started another pair of socks. The Pomatomus socks from Knitty. They haven’t seen too much progress due to all that work on my mom’s sweater, but once that is done, I’ll just have those socks to work on! Well, I have the pullover I’m creating, but hasn’t seen much progress. I’m considering starting Rogue finally once that sweater is done. We’ll see.

Next post, I promise to have photos of my Jaywalkers.

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I’m a thirty-something who lives in Cincinnati, OH. Crafting, for me, started young - I can’t even recall a time I wasn’t crafty in some way. My first foray into yarn was doing plastic canvas embroidery and making Barbie doll furniture. Not long after that I learned to crochet from a book my grandmother gave me after asking to learn what she was doing (she crochets, afghans mostly these days). After that, I took up counted cross stitch and then came sewing when I took two fashion design classes in high school. My mom had a sewing machine from my great grandmother and I taught myself to sew from patterns on it. I still use this same sewing machine today! I started knitting in 2004 when a co-worker was pregnant with her first child and I wanted to make something for her. I bought a “learn to knit kit” from Lion Brand for a baby hat and booties set. I did make the baby hat and booties (with very few problems) and ended up gifting them to the co-worker. I wanted to make a blanket, but I wasn’t quite able to get that done in time since it took a lot longer then I’d imagined! It wasn’t until the end of 2004/early 2005 that knitting really took a hold of me. Now I love knitting and almost always have a project with me, even if it’s just something small when I’m out and about. I like a wide range of projects depending on my mood. Sometimes I like a good challenge knit and other times I enjoy a lot of stockinette or garter stitch. I love Ravelry for keeping track of my projects and for finding new things to knit - I feel like I’m always spending time on there! It’s also a great place for getting to know other knitters, crocheters, and various fiber enthusiasts. In the fall of 2008, I purchased a spinning wheel from someone on Craigslist. It’s a Babe Fiber Starter, single treadle wheel and after a bit of trouble getting used to it, I’ve managed to spin up some fiber. In January of 2012, I found someone local that was selling their Lendrum DT and it came to live with me! The Babe now lives with Jen (aka piddleloop) and she’s learning to spin. I’m still trying to find time to spin along with knitting, crocheting (occasionally), and whatever else is going on, but I work it in here and there. I’m sure there’s something I might have left out here, so if there’s anything else you want to know about me, just ask :o)

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