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Project Updates

I’ve got my camera working. Perhaps the battery was just too low for the flash to work earlier, but it’s working properly now after having been charged.

I’ve made some progress with Rogue this weekend:

I’ve attached the pocket and am about half way through Chart A (part two).

I’ve made progress on the Baudelaire socks, but they haven’t seen much love lately as I’ve been working on Rogue. Here’s what I’ve got so far:

Icarus progresses VERY slowly. I find myself taking a lot of extra care when knitting on it so I don’t miss stitches. I keep wishing for sharper needles (which I thought I’d never do). Each row seems to take me a long time and I’m nearly done with the second repeat of chart one…. I may be working on this project for a long time. Anywho, here’s the progress:

Tonight I cast on for a scarf with the Spunky Eclectic yarn I bought ages ago in the “Autumn Girls” colorway. It’s worked on US 15 needles. Now, I’m not much of a scarf person, but I’ve been wanting something different and this yarn has been calling to me. I’ve also been wanting an FO and this may be a quick way to have one. All my projects are long term right now (read: taking forever to become FO’s), so it’s a little something to break up all the big projects I’m working on. Here’s what I’ve got so far:

I’m still considering getting rid of some of the yarn in the stash. There’s a lot of things I feel I won’t use (like some of the acrylic stuff or colors that just aren’t me) and I get tired of looking at them. I’m considering just throwing what I don’t want in the trash bag in the closet that’s holding more yarn I don’t want and just taking it to Goodwill or something. On that note, I have some FO’s that I’m considering trying to sell, perhaps on Etsy. I just don’t want them and if someone else wants them… well so be it. I’ve thought about trying to swap them for something else, too. On Craftster they have a swap every so often where you give up the projects you don’t want for things you do. Maybe I’ll go that route instead.

Well it’s about bedtime – goodnight!

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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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